Amaju Pinnick re-elected as NFF President

By Mutala Yakubu
Amaju Pinnick re-elected as NFF President
Amaju Pinnick re-elected as NFF President

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Pinnick, who is also the First Vice President of CAF, swept about 80% of the votes cast in the northern city of Katsina to maintain his place as the leader of the NFF.

He becomes the first NFF president to be re-elected after 38 years as Nigeria football body looks to have put its fractious reputation in the past.

Pinnick polled a total of 34 votes out of the 44 votes with his nearest contender Alhaji Aminu Maigari getting just 8 votes which makes it about 18% of the votes.

Former NFF general secretary Taiwo Ogunjobi had a paltry two votes with Chinedu Okoye getting zero votes.

The massive turnout as Pinnick was re-elected as President of the football administration body indicates that he is a highly popular figure.