Former Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida has emerged the president of the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers (NANPF).
Babangida was a member of the Dream Team 1 Olympic Eagles that won the football gold medal at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics and also played for the Super Eagles at the France ’98 World Cup, where he scored the consolatory goal for Nigeria in the 4-1 bashing the Eagles received from Denmark.
The association’s elections which were conducted yesterday in Abuja, ushered in new nine executive committee members as eight of them emerged winners unopposed while former Super Eagles winger, Edema Fuludu who contested with Ben Nwosu for the post of treasurer won with a landslide 38 votes to 1 with 1 vote nullified.
Other former Nigeria Internationals in the new executive committee of NANPF are Clement Temile (Vice President), Elisha Golb (Second Vice President), Patrick Paschal(Financial Secretary) ,Edema Fuludu (Treasurer), Chikelue Ilonyeosi, Yakubu Shuaibu (Internal Auditor), Effiong Ekpo PRO, Mutiu Adepoju, Abdul Sule and Victor Ikeji as the Trustees of the Association.
The Babangida- led executive members of the NANPF are now saddled with the mandate to draw a roadmap that will enhance the development of football in Nigeria.