FIFA, CAF name delegates to NFF Elections

FIFA, CAF name delegates to NFF Elections

Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege have been chosen by FIFA as its observers to Thursday’s NFF elections for 2018 to 2022 Executive Committee, while CAF chose Sita Sangare as its observer.

Mudege is FIFA’s Senior Manager for Development Programmes (Africa), while Piazza is a senior official in the FIFA President’s office.

CAF through a letter addressed to the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and signed by CAF Secretary General, Amr Fahmy, designated Sangare, a member of its executive committee as its observer to Nigeria Football Federation elections.

Sangare, an Army Colonel, is as well the President of the Burkina Faso Football Federation.

As per, the city of Katsina is already bubbly for the much–anticipated polls with the arrival yesterday of an advance team from the NFF secretariat.

The NFF Electoral Committee set up by the NFF Congress at the 2017 Annual General Assembly in Jos, Plateau State, which is headed by Muhammed Sani Katu, will conduct the elections.

Incumbent Amaju Melvin Pinnick, former Nigeria international and one–time NFF Secretary General, Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF President, Aminu Maigari and Mr. Chinedu Okoye have all already been cleared by the committee to contest for the Presidency.

Incumbent Seyi Akinwunmi will vie with Sunday Dele-Ajayi for the First Vice President’s position, while Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah will oppose incumbent Ibrahim Musa Gusau for the slot of Chairman of Chairmen.

A total of 15 other persons will vie for the remaining eight available positions on the Executive Committee.

All 44 Members of the NFF Congress will cast their votes on Thursday. A number of the voters are expected in Katsina today.

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