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Pinnick to Meet Blatter Monday

Posted: May 4, 2015 at 12:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, is set to meet with FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, on Monday (today) in Zurich.

Amaju Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick

The meeting is in line with NFF’s vision of bonding with the world body, and also to seek more Fifa projects for Nigeria.

“Nigeria is the biggest black nation on earth. One out of every five black people in the world is a Nigerian, so our country can no longer be a silent member of world football,” Pinnick told the Nigeria Football Federation website.

“Nigeria is big deal, not only because of our population, but as a result of what we bring to the table of world football, through taking part in almost all FIFA championships, one of the very few countries in the world that is able to do that.

“Presently, we have the FIFA Technical Centre, and the FIFA Football Turf that we got through the Win-In-Africa-With-Africa programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. We also have approval for Centres of Excellence in Bauchi, Lagos and Anambra States.

“However, the NFF is of the view that the outstanding projects, for which approval has been secured, should commence immediately, and that Nigeria deserves more FIFA projects at this stage.”

Pinnick is also expected to hold a meeting with Greg Dyke, Chairman of The Football Association  in London on Tuesday.