NFF To Nigerians: ‘Criticise But Always Support Us’

By Musa Sunusi Ahmad

The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has called on Nigerians to criticise the federation but appealed that after the criticism, they should support them.

Pinnick stated this in a series of tweets concerning football issues in the country on Wednesday. hereunder reproduces the tweets he made


Pinnick said: On the vacant positions in Nigerian football, I’m hopeful that a Technical Director will be announced soon, as we are still having extensive consultations.

With regards to a Coach for the Super Falcons, Africa’s biggest female football team, Phillips Consulting, in charge …of the recruitment process, are putting finishing touches to it and a Coach will be announced soon. This also applies to Coaches for the different cadres of our National Teams.


I’d like to ask that you tarry with us a while. On the home scene, we have been working diligently to develop the league and I’m happy to say the League Management Company has signed a massive deal with a reputable organisation that should see the clubs and the league get empowered.

Also, the vacant position of the …Chief Executive Officer for the league has been filled and will be announced in the coming days.


A few days ago, top members of the NFF Executive Committee had a vrtual meeting with NIKE, our kit makers, with regards to the new kits for the 2022 World Cup and all I can say now is: Wow.

The new designs are truly beautiful and will thrill the world again. Sincerely …I cannot wait to see our male and female teams adorn them.


Now, let me use this opportunity to thank the members of the NFF Executive Committee. They have not only become friends but they are now more than family to me. Collectively, we labour to improve the fortunes …of football in Nigeria.

To members of the Congress, I’d like to say a hearty “Thank You” as well. They not only support the drive but the mission, vision and direction of the Board. I cannot thank them enough.

To the Ministry of Youth and Sport Development …AND the Honourable Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare; thank you, boss. Your direction is flawless.

To both Sport Committees in the National Assembly, we are indeed grateful for your guidance and immeasurable support.

I’d also like to thank the Federal Government of Nigeria and …President Muhammadu Buhari. The support for our work, football and sports in general is truly wonderful.

To our sponsors; thank you. Without you, I truly wonder where we would be now.

AITEO in particular; I doff my hat.

Thank you

COVID-19 is still with us and it us important that we follow all health protocols and advisories diligently. I would like to recognize the true heroes of this fight, our frontline workers; the doctors, nurses and health professionals.


Words cannot express my gratitude to you …Finally, I’d like to ask Nigerians to continue to keep faith in us. We are not perfect and we certainly have had a few missteps now and then but we always try to do our best. Criticize us because that’s the only way we can get better but always support us. We definitely …on your support and never take it for granted.


The dream is to conquer Africa at the next Nations Cup and qualify for the World Cup in 2022.

I’m certain, with your support, we will get there.

Again, thank you for your time and prayers.

God bless us all.

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