After NFF elections, Akinwunmi pledges continued support for football and youth development | The Guardian Nigeria News


Former Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) First Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi has declared his continued support for football and youth development despite his failure to win the Federation’s presidential election.

Akinwunmi came second to the winner, Ibrahim Gusau, in the NFF elections held in Benin on September 30.

But, the outgoing president of the Lagos State Football Association said he will continue to support football and help young people grow in the game of football just to further confirm his first NFF election football campaign.

He said: “Let me start by saying that the dream embodied by the ‘Football First’ campaign is not dead.

“I know the road for me in football is not over, especially with the messages I have received from the football fraternity, including my competitors, which have actually been very humiliating and, in a Meaningful, fulfilling Youth development is in my DNA and I will not shy away from it.

“One good thing that emerged, particularly after the election, is that the ‘Football First’ strategic development plan put in place by my BSA for the NFF presidential campaign team emerged with the football master plan. over 10 years as a model of football development in Nigeria moving forward.

“Furthermore, I remain an essential and relevant player in driving this development of football, in one way or another.

“I am very relaxed about the outcome of the election. Shaking the table, as we did despite the forces and funding that were against us, gives me hope for the future of the game.”

Akinwunmi stressed that he was grateful to God for having accompanied him through the days of the election campaign during which so many risks were taken on the road and in the air to meet the delegates.

“We thank God that although it has been a grueling two months for my campaign team and I crossing the country, we have not encountered any illness or accident. I leave everything in the hands of God, He knows best.


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