To begin U15 Future Super Falcons’ Tournament
Senator Obinna Ogba to replace Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa
LMC to recruit new CEO
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The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has concluded arrangement to share the sum of USD2 million among the various clubs and governing bodies of the various leagues in Nigeria.
In a communiqué after the board meeting, the NFF said it took the decision after consultations with the leadership of the Federal Ministry of _Youth and Sports, following_ which the Board endorsed the proposal from the Secretariat for the lump sum of $2,000,000.00 to be shared across the various Clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues, viz Nigeria Professional Football League, Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women Football League and the Nigeria Nationwide League, as a booster for their preparation ahead of the 2020/2021 League Season
The total sum is made up of $1,000,000 (being FIFA’s support for restarting the football season); $500,0000 (being FIFA’s dedicated support for women’s football); $300,000 (CAF’s support to its Member Associations); $200,000 (NFF’s support from Sponsors’ Funds)
The Board instructed its Technical and Development Committee to work in tandem with the NFF Integrity Office to submit to the Board, within the next five (5) days, a shortlist of candidates to be selected by the Board for the position of NFF Technical Director.
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Similarly, the Technical and Development Committee has been mandated to, in the next one week, and working with the NFF Integrity Office, provide to the Board a shortlist of candidates for the positions of Head Coaches of the U20 and U17 National Women Teams, the U15 Boys National Team, as well as candidates for the position of Consultant on Coaches Training and Development. The Executive Committee mandated its Youth Football Committee to conclude the modalities for the staging of the first-ever U15 Future Super Falcons’ Tournament, in the mode of the NFF/Zenith Bank U15 Super Eagles Championship that has been running for the past four years.
The Executive Committee mandated its Youth Football Committee to conclude the modalities for the staging of the first-ever U15 Future Super Falcons’ Tournament, in the mode of the NFF/Zenith Bank U15 Super Eagles Championship that has been running for the past four years.
The Committee endorsed a proposal for the nomination of Senator Obinna Ogba, a former Member of the NFF Executive Committee and currently Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, to replace Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa, who died on 5th May 2020, on the Executive Board and as Chairman of the Nigeria National League.
Pertaining to the preparation of the U20 and U17 Women National Teams for upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying matches, the Board announced that having written to the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for a special waiver to call the girls to camp, it would await response from the Government before making any moves for the camping programme.
Following a brief by the Chairman of the LMC, Mallam Shehu Dikko on the efforts to drive the NPFL forward, and on the formal resignation of Hon. Nduka Irabor as CEO of the LMC, Dikko was mandated to, as soon as possible, propose and conclude the process of recruiting a suitable CEO for the LMC in line with the Governance Structure of the company, ahead of the commencement of the new NPFL Football Season, scheduled to kick off between the last week of September and the first week of October 2020.
The Board approved that the reputable consulting firm contracted by the NFF should, as soon as possible, submit a shortlist of candidates for the positions of Head Coach of the Super Falcons, NFF Head of Women Football, Head of Compliance Unit and Chief Commercial Officer.
In attendance during the video conference meeting are Amaju Melvin Pinnick (President); Seyi Akinwunmi (1st Vice President); Shehu Dikko (2nd Vice President); Ibrahim Musa Gusau (Member); Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ (Member); Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande (Member); Felix Anyansi-Agwu (Member); Babagana Kalli (Member); Sharif Rabiu Inuwa (Member); Ganiyu Majekodunmi (Member); Emmanuel Ibah (Member); Aisha Falode (Member); Mohammed Alkali (Member); Musa A. Duhu (Member); Mohammed Sanusi (Secretary)