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Piazza, Sangare lead FIFA, CAF’s delegation to NFF Elections


[FILE PHOTO] Fifa President Photo Sveriges Radio

World football governing body, FIFA yesterday picked Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) 2018 to 2022 Executive Committee.

In the same vein, African football body, CAF has chosen Sita Sangare as its observer to the polls.

Mudege is FIFA’s Senior Manager for Development Programmes (Africa), while Piazza is a senior official in the FIFA President’s office.


CAF through a letter addressed to the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and signed by CAF Secretary General, Amr Fahmy, designated Sangare, a member of its executive committee as its observer to the big event.

Sangare, an Army Colonel, is also President of the Burkina Faso Football Federation.

According to, the city of Katsina is already bubbling for the much–anticipated polls with the arrival yesterday of an advance team from the NFF secretariat.

The NFF Electoral Committee put in place by the NFF Congress at the 2017 Annual General Assembly in Jos, Plateau State, which is headed by Muhammed Sani Katu, will conduct the polls.

The Committee has already cleared incumbent Amaju Melvin Pinnick, former Nigeria international and one–time NFF Secretary General, Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF President, Aminu Maigari and Mr. Chinedu Okoye to contest for the Presidency.

Incumbent Seyi Akinwunmi will vie with Sunday Dele-Ajayi for the First Vice President’s position, while Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah will oppose incumbent Ibrahim Musa Gusau for the slot of Chairman of Chairmen.

A total of 15 other persons will battle for the remaining eight available positions on the Executive Committee.

All 44 Members of the NFF Congress will cast their votes on Thursday. A number of the voters are expected in Katsina today.

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