Peaceful Atmosphere In Osun Will Enhance Sports' Development - NFF President

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing sports facilities being constructed across Osun State, adding that they will facilitate the development of sports when completed.

Pinnick gave the hint on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Osogbo during a visit to the state to inspect a World-Class Sports Academy and Complex set up by a philanthropist who is the Chief Executive Officer of Peculiar Construction Company, Engineer Olanrewaju Adeleke.

The Nigerian Football Administrator, while responding to questions from Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Osun State Chapter said the peaceful atmosphere in the State of the Virtuous is another important opportunity that will enhance the growth and organization of sports in the state.

"We are excited about it (the facilities) because anything on football development is always welcomed by the Nigeria Football Federation.

"What we have seen here today is very new and robust, not only for football but for all sports generally. It's something very novel in the Sub-Sahara Africa and that's why I have to come.

"Osun State is very peaceful and under a peaceful atmosphere, you have a robust football development," said Pinnick.

Pinnick who also inspected Late Taiwo Ogunjobi Football House built under his leadership as well as the Osogbo Township Stadium described the late Osun Pillar of Sports as a Great Football Icon.

The FIFA Executive Council member added that he would discuss with the State Government and Osun Football Association on the need to ensure that Osogbo Township Stadium as well as the pitch is given a befitting facelift.

On the entourage of NFF President were ex- International such as Mutiu Adepoju who were well received by Osun Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Yemi Lawal, Director of Sports, Mr. Layi Adesiyan among other government functionaries.

Tajudeen Amodu


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