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Obaseki, Ikpeazu hail Pinnick’s CAF election

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo and his Abia State counterpart, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu on Sunday said the elevation of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick into the executive board of Confederation of African Football (CAF) was a great achievement for Nigeria as a football nation.

Obaseki and  Ikpeazu stated this to newsmen on separate interviews after attending a thanksgiving mass at First Baptist Church in Warri, Delta to celebrate Pinnick’s election as CAF executive.

The Edo Governor, commended Pinnick for his new appointment, noting that as a fellow Bendelite, it was necessary to support him and also explore the new potentials that his membership in CAF portray.

He said Edo government would take full advantage of Nigeria’ representation at CAF to develop football in the state.
On his part, the Abia governor, said Pinnick’ election to CAF was a milestone achievement for the country.

f”He said Nigeria is a sport-loving country, so Pinnick is occupying a good position there that can unify Nigeria and take the country to greater heights in terms of soccer in the world.
He added that going by the pedigree of Pinnick’s milestone in NFF he would play a critical role to place Nigeria in the front burner in terms of football.

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