SANUSI SAYS NFF DETERMINED, FOCUSED DESPITE CHALLENGES
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said on Monday that the Federation remains focused and determined to take Nigeria football to new heights despite a number of challenges, mostly financial.
The seasoned administrator celebrated 10 months in office as NFF General Secretary on Monday, and said, “though the road has been a little rough, the utmost determination and commitment to foisting a new, brilliant dawn on Nigeria football remains unshaken.”
In his 10 months in office, Sanusi has gladly received three major trophies, viz the African Youth Championship, FIFA U-17 World Cup and Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, as well as celebrated the U-23 team’s qualification for the Olympics and bronze medal at the All-Africa Games, the Super Eagles B’s qualification for the African Nations Championship, the U-20 girls’ qualification for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and the Super Eagles progress in the 2018 FIFA World Cup race.
Sanusi explained that the need to increase revenue streams informed the NFF’s aggressive marketing approach and initiatives to attract corporate support.
Adding that government cannot be expected to do everything as that would be unwise. The NFF has gone into serious marketing in order to relieve Government of a bit of the responsibilities.
Football provides an exciting platform and opportunities for the youth and this has blossomed under the Amaju Pinnick administration. The road may be rough, but the team is determined and well –prepared to confront and conquer all challenges.