Abuja - NFF President Amaju Pinnick reiterated on Monday that the
Federation made no mistake taking Chairmen of State Football Associations to
the United Kingdom for a leadership summit, with the Chairmen themselves
heaping encomiums on Pinnick and his Board for arranging the program.
The NFF boss spoke at the presentation of a paper on ‘leadership
strategies – workings of the FA’, by Chairman of The Football Association, Greg Dyke, at Hilton Watford.
Dyke captivated his audience with a powerful presentation, laced
with anecdotes, and immediately took up an invitation by Pinnick to visit
Nigeria very soon for another presentation to an even larger group.
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“I have always believed in capacity –enhancement. Everyone needs
to regularly enhance his capacity in whatever he is doing in order to grow and
become better in his/her field. Nigeria and England have incredible affinity in
several areas, particularly football, and we made no mistake bringing our
Congress chieftains here.
“We brought two batches of referees to England for two-week
programs in the United Kingdom earlier in the year and the impact has been
immediate on our League. We also bought into the PROZONE software ad trained
our staff also here in the UK. Now, we have brought the custodians of
grassroots football here and they are very happy with what they have seen and
Pinnick insisted that the dream of his Board and Management is to
see Nigerian Clubs quoted on the Stock Exchange, and said the FA Chairmen have
great roles to play in ensuring the success of the NFF U-13 and U-15 youth