Abuja - Amaju Pinnick, the Chairman of
the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has said that Nigeria would soon be
ranked among the best football countries of the world.
Pinnick said this might be achieved in the next four years
of his tenure as NFA chairman.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that his
aim was to scientifically develop football in the country in line with modern
"We have been in-scripted by God to come and redefine
football in Nigeria; we want to apply science in the running of football in
line with modern trend.
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"We want to get people to our stadium; we want to create a
comprehensive new development programme.
"We want to build Nigerian football to have a more
sustainable football culture where Nigeria will always aim in pole positions in
"Victory is not only defined by winning trophies; victory
is defined by having a strong viral sustainable culture of football where
Nigeria will now be ranked the same with England,’’ Pinnick said.
He noted that Nigerian football had reached a level where it
should always play in the finals of every international competition.
This, he said, would enable it compete favourably with great
and proud football nations.
NAN recalls that Pinnick, who was elected as chairman of the
NFA at an extra-ordinary congress on Sept. 30, had visited the Senate President
David Mark to solicit his support for the new board.
He had also visited President Jonathan on Thursday at the
Aso Rock Villa, to thank him and also plead for his continued support for the