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Okowa, Ekwueme Congratulate Ibrahim Gusau As New NFF President



Okowa, Ekwueme Congratulate Ibrahim Gusau As New NFF President

By Ogo Clarkson

Chairman of Delta state Sports Commission, DSSC, who doubles as the President Athlentic Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Chief Tonobok Okowa and former Super Eagles player and chairman of Apex Krane, Ifeanyi Ekwueme have congratulated Ibrahim Musa Gusau for emerging as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

Tonobok who also congratulated Enyimba FC boss, Felix Anyansi as First Vice President and the entire board members, wished them the best of the new football administration.

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While, ex Nigeria International Ifeanyi Ekwueme urged the new NFF board to always listen to the yearnings of the public, he urged then to take the welfare of the players very paramount as they remain the major actors in the football world.

Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau was on Friday elected the new President of Nigeria Football Federation, succeeding Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick who was in the role for the past eight years.

Until Friday afternoon, Gusau was Chairman of Chairmen of Nigeria Football, and also Chairman of the Zamfara State Football Association.

He defeated Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, NFF’s 1st Vice President, by polling 21 votes to Akinwunmi’s 12 in the first round.

Akinwunmi, who is Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, announced his withdrawal just before the run-off was to take place, just as Mallam Shehu Dikko (polled 6 votes) and Alhaji Abba Abdullahi Yola (1 vote).

However, former international goalkeeper, Peterside Idah who got 1 vote in round one, refused to step down and earned another 1 vote in the run-off, as Gusau coasted home with 39 votes.


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