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South passes vote of confidence on Pinnick

  • Backs NFF on preparation of Eagles for World Cup

By George Aluo

The three geopolitical zones in the southern part of the country have passed a vote of confidence on NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, even as they commended the steps being taken by NFF to ensure the Super Eagles have a good outing at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The zones at a meeting in Lagos at the weekend, convened by the Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association and 1st Vice President of the NFF, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi equally resolved to encourage better bonding among themselves, strengthen football structure within the three zones (South West, South East and South South) and to carry out regular assessment of different youth programs.

“The meeting also committed to encouraging brotherhood among the States in the southern region and stronger co-operation and exchange in technical and other areas of the game, and called on the leaders of the game in the region to interface and deliberate more on exchange programs and to ensure cross-fertilization of ideas on a regular basis,” Akinwunmi, convener of the meeting and Chairman of the Western Nigeria Football Forum, told thenff.com.

Chairmen of the Football Associations in the South West (Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States); South East (Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi States) and; South South (Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom) zones attended the meeting. President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, attended as an observer.

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