Thursday, 7 May 2015

NFF and English FA to cement relationship

As part of plans to take Nigerian Football to the next level, the Federation President Amaju Pinnick has met with the English Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke in order to foster their relationship.
Source: (FA Chairman and NFF President)
The meeting was held at the FA''s office inside Wembley Stadium, London on Tuesday, Pinnick revealed that the FA is keen to work with loyal friends, and will do what they can to help.

According to report on the NFF's official website, ''Greg Dyke was visibly interested in the goings-on in Nigeria. He was asking lots of questions and seemed satisfied with our answers, especially regarding the direction we are taking Nigerian football,” Pinnick said. “I made it very clear to him that we look up to England, not with envy but with awe at their organizational ability and we want to learn from them.''

The NFF boss, who returns to Nigeria next week, disclosed further: ''I have requested that the FA should consider formalizing our relationship through a Memorandum of Understanding, and have detailed our Special Envoy to explore ways of getting that formal document in place, subject to the FA’s approval; capturing areas through which we will benefit from their expertise, and present it to them, so that we can have a formal signing soon''.

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