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Obaseki leads other governors as South South football congress hosts Pinnick


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

The South South Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled plans for a grand reception for NFF President, Melvin Amaju Pinnick, who was recently elected into the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Pinnick is also a member of the all-powerful FIFA Organising Committee.

Spokesman of the South South Congress and Edo FA Chairman, Frank Ilaboya said in a statement that the event scheduled for this Saturday will hold at Government House, Benin City, with top dignitaries from across the nation in attendance.

The statement revealed that Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki will be the chief host, adding that some other state governors from across the region are expected to attend the event, which starts by 6.30 p.m.


The statement quotes Governor Obaseki of saying he has taken personal interest in the progress of the NFF President because of his “sagacity, readiness to learn and application of his energetic youthfulness to bringing the best to Nigerian, continental and global football.

“He is indeed a son in whom the whole of the South South is well pleased

The South South region comprises Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers states.

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