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69th NFF General Assembly to happen this week

25 November 2013, 18:28

Lagos - The 69th General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will hold on Thursday November 28 at the Brownhill Events Centre in Warri, Delta State.

All 14 Members of the NFF Executive, NFF Management and 88 delegates, comprising chairmen and secretaries of all State Football Associations, chairmen and secretaries of the Premier League, National League, Women’s League and Nationwide League, and chairmen and secretaries of Nigeria Referees Association, Nigeria Coaches Association and Players’ Union are expected at the event.

Director General of the National Sports Commission, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, chairmen of the Senate Sports Committee and the House of Reps’ Sports Committee, and former presidents and secretaries-general of the NFF have also been invited, NFF media officer Ademola Olajire told News24 Nigeria in a press release.

The Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, CON will declare the annual general assembly open while the Honourable Minister of Sports and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi will be special guest of honour.

Thursday’s event will kick off at 10am with the opening ceremony at the Brownhill Events Centre, which will have all dignitaries in attendance, and will be followed by the general assembly itself at the same venue.

Premier League champions, Kano Pillars and winners of the 2013 Federation Cup, Enyimba FC will lock horns in the annual Charity Shield match at Warri City Stadium from 4pm.

The year 2013 has been a magnificent one for Nigeria football, with the Super Eagles winning the Africa Cup of Nations and then elegantly picking a 2014 FIFA World Cup ticket, the Golden Eaglets winning a record-setting fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup title and the Eagles Team B qualifying for the first time ever to participate at the African Nations Championship.

- News24


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