by AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) believes the hosting of Confederation of African Football (CAF) seminar in the country would improve the standard of soccer in the country.
NFF President , Amaju Pinnick, made the announcement at the ongoing two-day CAF licencing seminar in the capital, Abuja.
Pinnick said the workshop on club licensing by CAF would propell Nigerian football to another level at the global stage.
He praised the African football body for the initiative saying it would enhance NFF’s capacity to administrate and entrench global best
practices in the local football.
“As we keep saying at every turn, our administration is committed to repositioning the Nigeria game. There has been tremendous impact in several aspects, most notably the League and we are determined to intensify the capacity building programs for referees, coaches and administrators.
” We appreciate this move by CAF, recognizing the high importance of our country in the global football community, and we have high regard for the instructors they have sent to skill our people with the best practices in club licensing Pinnick said.
CAF Club Licensing Manager Ahmed Harraz, Dominique Niyonzima from Burundi, George Kasengele from Zambia and respected FIFA Match Commissioner Anthony Baffoe from Ghana with NFF Club Licensing Manager, Nasiru Jibril are coordinating the event.