NFF: Negative Statements hurt Nigerian Football.

Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has tackled several issues that have been raised in Nigerian Football.

Its President, Amaju Pinnick, insisted that negative statements and allegations levelled against the federation were never in the interest of the game

While speaking on a Television programme, Pinnick alongside the federation’s Second Vice President of NFF, Shehu Dikko, discussed extensively on financial recklessness, division within the Board, late submission of memos on matches of the national Teams and the FIFA audit query.

Pinnick, said various distractions and negative statements and write –ups about Nigerian Football were driving away investors that aim to associate with positive and credible brands and not a sport which had been savaged by negativity.

The NFF boss, said NFF actually informed the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung on request, about the audit matter, in the mode of always keeping him informed of all happenings in the federation.

Dikko, who is the Chairman of the Marketing, Sponsorship and Television Advisory Committee of the NFF, said aggressive and robust marketing embarked upon by the administration to augment what comes from Government had always been undermined by celebration of what is negative by other forces.

He said the NFF was working on a new strategy to get funding for all the national teams, adding that the federation wanted corporate bodies to take up each of the teams, thus, the federation needed peace and tranquility to achieve the feat.



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