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Imoke sings NFF praise

18 November 2013, 18:09

Lagos - Cross River state governor Liyel Imoke has applauded the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for a successful performance by the national teams in 2013.

Speaking during a reception for the victorious Golden Eaglets at the Council Chamber at his office, Imoke said he was proud of the achievements of the NFF with a promise of steady support towards football development.

"Personally, I'm very, very proud of the NFF under Alhaji Aminu Maigari and I was wondering why the Honourable Sports Minister forgot to mention that Alhaji Maigari is also one of the calmest administrator we have," he said in a press release.

Under Maigari's watch, Nigerian football has recorded huge successes including Super Eagles victory at the 2013 African Cup of Nations for the first time in 19 years and the Golden Eaglets' conquest at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup-the first time since 2007.

"Everything that has been achieved by the NFF is not by accident rather it borne out of good leadership and we are encouraged to continue to support the NFF," said the Governor who promised to interface with the federation on how Cross River State can provide sustainable development for Nigerian football.

"Apart from the Golden Eaglets, the NFF deserves a pat on the back and we would meet to fashion out how best we can support them further."

Meanwhile, Alhaji Maigari said he was humbled with the praises from Governor Imoke which can only serve as a fillip for the NFF to continue to do more.

“We can't thank enough Governor Imoke for all the good things he has done for the NFF and Nigerian football in general," he said.

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