By Salifu Usman
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick has reconstituted the football governing body’s Technical and Development with Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh and Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu reinstated as the chairman and vice chairman of the committee respectively.
Inaugurating the committee yesterday in Abuja, the NFF boss charged the members to constantly dig deep into their pouch of quality knowledge and experience to steer Nigeria’s football to higher levels of excellence.
“Each and every member of this special committee was appointed based on track record and wealth of experience. The NFF has high confidence in you and your ability to enhance the technical prowess of our National Teams by fashioning brilliant and workable policies.
“Without any gainsaying, the Technical and Development Committee is the engine room of the NFF. We know what you can contribute individually and collectively to uplift the standard of the Nigeria game.
“On our part, we will give all the support you need to succeed in this mission,” Alh. Ibrahim Musa Gusau, chairman of chairmen who represented Mr Pinnick at the inauguration, said.
NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi also pledged that the administration will create an enabling environment for the committee to succeed in contributing its quota to the vision of building a sustainable football culture for Nigeria.
“This is no doubt, one of the most important committees of the NFF, and we know how critical it is to provide you with the enabling environment to come up with the correct policies to drive our football to new heights. We recognize your individual ability and capacity and we enjoin you to work as a team to accomplish your mission.”
O Members are Etubom Paul Bassey, Alh. Aminu Balele Kurfi, Barr. Isaac Danladi, Alh. Dahiru Sadi, Mr Victor Ikpeba and Alh. Mutiu Adepoju. NFF Technical Director, Mr Austin Eguavoen is the Secretary.
Also at the inauguration were Mr Paul Aigbogun (Deputy Director, Technical and Scouting); Dr Robinson Okosun (Deputy Director, Technical); Mallam Abdulrafiu Yusuf (Assistant Director, Coaching and Development); Mr Siji Lagunju (Assistant Director, Training and Development) and; Mrs Faith Ben-Anuge (Assistant Director).