We Are On The Right Path –Pinnick
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju-Oritse Pinnick, believes that the board is on the right path towards a sustaining development of Nigerian football.
Marking his one-year in office on Wednesday, Pinnick, who said that there was still a lot of work to do, said “the NFF is working assiduously towards the set vision of building a sustainable football culture for Nigeria.”
At its inception at the end of September 2014, Pinnick had unveiled a vision of building a sustainable football culture for the country, founded on strategies of capacity building and a virile youth development programme.
On Wednesday, in a statement to mark the one year of the administration, Pinnick gave the Board a pat on the back, and said that the unity within the group and general body language assure him that everyone was ready for the enormous work ahead, as well as foreseeable and unforeseen challenges.
“As you rightly note, there is a lot of work ahead. I am not happy with the decline of the Super Falcons and we are putting heads together for an all –encompassing solution to women’s football, not just the Falcons.
“Our capacity –building programmes have had immediate impact in the League, which everyone is now talking about, and only on Tuesday, we did public presentation of our youth development policy.”
Despite the successes recorded by the various national teams, Pinnick said that the focus had not only been on the field of play.
“We have been busy putting blocks in place for the building of a structure. Structure is important because this is what will outlive everyone. Once you have a structure, everything becomes almost automatic. Only monitoring and diligence will be required.
“The other big challenge is funding, and that is why we have been all over seeking the support of corporate organisations to buy into our programmes.”
He said that within the next one year, the work on building of a structure would be greatly advanced.