Lagos - President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)
Amaju Pinnick has challenged sport writers in the country to portray the good
image of football and general sport so as to put the country in top leadership
positions in international sporting organisations.
Speaking on the topic Globalising Nigerian Sports: A
Challenge for the Nigerian media, at the Annual SWAN Week Seminar in Lagos on Wednesday,
Pinnick appealed to journalist to be objective in their criticism and also be
quick to proffer possible solutions.
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“The media plays a great role in sport development, we
should be careful with what we write. Be subtle in criticism, with majorly
advisory. It is not about Pinnick, but about Nigeria.
“I want to challenge us, let Nigeria be in the executive
committee of every major international sport organization in the next five to
ten years, and the media should make it happen.” He said.
“As a country, we have come a long way. There are countries
in the world who don’t have the resources that we have, and cannot present the
kind of quality personnel that we are capable of. But they are in influential
positions in world sports because their countries’ media projected them to high
The Annual SWAN Week Seminar will come to a close on Friday.For
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