We Must Protect The Sovereignty of Nigeria – Amaju Pinnick

July 27 22:11 2021
FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with Amaju Melvin Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), during the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City, Mexico, May 13, 2016. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

The NFF President as well as Fifa Council member Pinnick Amaju speaking today on National TV pointing out values taught the National team beyond the field of play had reacted to the viral video of a man who harassed the Falcons. He said:
“What we try to do in the federation is not just to defend the team on the field of play but we also prepare our players to defend the country off the field of play because football is not politics, football is entertainment, its recreation, its empowering, its everything.”

He further said: “What we try to do is try not to get ourselves in this type of act, it is condemnable and we will work assiduously to get this guy in question to book, because we don’t want such to happen again. The Nigerian communities in Australia and neighbouring communities are working with us and I can assure you in the nearest future, he’ll be brought to book.”

On World Cup, he revealed that the main goal now is qualifying beyond all odds for the World Cup. In his words, he said:
“Meanwhile, our main goal at the Federation now is to qualify for the World Cup, its going to be a tough call but our Players are very young, energetic and patriotic, they love this country and will give in their best and that’s what is counting for us.”

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