By Ola Aro
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) chieftain and Chairman Technical and Development Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, has joined the congratulatory train of football administrators and stakeholders in Nigeria to wish NFF President, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick well on his recent appointment as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) 1st Vice President.
In a congratulatory message through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Olaoluwa Aro, Fresh wished Pinnick greater heights and success in the country’s football, saying it was coming at a better time when Nigeria was being repositioned as a continental and world power in football.
“It’s a thing of joy for me that the NFF’s superintendent is making headway despite the recent challenges. May Allah continue to lift him.
“We want to use this channel to congratulate Mr Pinnick, on behalf of my family, Niger State Football Association and also as the coordinator of North Central Football fraternity; we congratulate the NFF President on his new appointment as the CAF 1st Vice President.
“We pray Almighty Allah allow you to sail any adversity as you continue to make our dear country (Nigeria) proud and the continent of Africa at large. You’ve written your name in gold and we appreciate your effort to rebrand the image of Nigerian football globally,” said Fresh.
Comrade Fresh, who is also the Vice Chairman of NFF Strategic Study Committee, also urged the NFF President to remain upbeat during this trial period.
“The life of a king comes with many challenges and for every successful human, the road is always rough; but the ability to keep your head up and remain focused makes a man surmount his challenges.
“So, the new king of our time (Amaju Pinnick) should remain resolute during this unfavourable wind of life because he is a child of necessity,” Fresh added.
Pinnick is a member of CAF Executive Committee and his appointment as the 1st Vice President of the continental body was announced by CAF on Thursday.
The Nigerian replaces former Ghana FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi who recently resigned due to alleged corruption issues.
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