Abuja - The Board of the Nigeria National League on Thursday
paid a courtesy call on the NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General
Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi at the NFF Secretariat in Abuja.
Led by its Chairman, Chidi Ofo Okenwa, the board expressed
appreciation for the opportunity to serve Nigerian Football in this new
capacity, while expressing confidence in their ability to make the NNL much
bigger and better than what it is now.
“We have come to let you know that we are ready to go. We
are a board that understands the dynamics of association football, and we see
ourselves as an arm of the NFF, and not a parallel body.
“Our commitment to making a difference is very high. With
the support of the Federation, we believe the sky will be our limit,” Okenwa
told an audience that included Pinnick, Sanusi and Chairman of Chairmen, Alh.
Ibrahim Musa Gusau.
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Pinnick told the NNL Board to drive themselves hard to
innovate in order to be able to develop the second tier of Nigeria domestic
football in the face of present economic realities, and particularly noted the
pedigree of the board’s CEO, Hon. Bukola Olopade in marketing.
THE NEW NNL BOARD: Chidi Ofo Okenwa (Independent Chairman);
Magaji Abdulkadir Kapaka (Independent Vice Chairman), Sunday Longbap
(Independent Director); Oladimeji Ladi Thompson (Director); Dodo Isah
(Director); Farouk Yarma (Director); Tunji Onatolu (Director); Ifeanyi Onyibe
(Director); Amos Nworie (Director); Bukola Olopade (CEO). For
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- News24 Nigeria