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Reception For Pinnick on FIFA Anniversary



The South South Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation plans to organize a reception for the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick over his recent appointments into the executive committee of CAF, as well as the FIFA Organising Committee and two other standing committees of CAF.

The reception is planned for Benin on Saturday May 20 which coincidentally falls in the weekend of  FIFA’s 113rd anniversary.

Spokesman of the South South Congress and Edo FA Chairman, Frank Ilaboya, said in a statement that the event will hold at Government House Benin City.  Top dignitaries from across the region and indeed nationally are expected to attend.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, is the Chief Host, even as indications emerged that other state chief executives from across the region are expected or will send delegates to the event.

Obaseki, said he has taken personal interest in the progress of the NFF President, because of his sagacity, readiness to learn and application of his energetic youthfulness to bringing the best to Nigerian, continental and global football at the highest level.


“He is indeed a son in whom the whole of the South South is well pleased”, Obaseki was quoted as saying.

The South South region comprises Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Edo and Rivers states.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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