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‘What Pinnick Told Me About His Ambition Years Ago’ — Ex-Governor, Uduaghan!!

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan,, a former Governor of Delta State, has said that the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, who won a seat as Member, Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Mr. Melvin Amaju Pinnick, told him, several years ago, that his aspiration in life was to be sports administrator.


Uduaghan, known to be a pillar to Pinnick, in a Face book posting, said: “You (Amaju) told me several years back that your aspiration in life was to be a football administrator. All you wanted from me was to assist you wherever I could.”

The former governor, who is happy that Pinnick’s dream had come to pass, asserted: “I appealed to Chief Solomon Ogba, then Delta State Commissioner for Sports, who with the approval of Chief James Ibori, appointed you vice chairman of the Delta State Football Administration.”

“Since then, you have moved on to being the Delta State FA chairman, NFF President and today, you have been elected CAF Executive Committee member, the third Nigerian to be so elected,

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“Today, you are known worldwide in the administration of football, the path has been very rough, but you have remained focused and prayerful. I  know you have a lot to offer to the world of football.”


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