Maigari deserves praise for National teams’ successes – Oladipo

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President-General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Olalere Oladipo has declared that the present NFF administration headed by Alhaji Aminu Maigari deserves tremendous praise and commendation for the successes that have been recorded by the National Teams in the past few years.eagles-afcon celeb

Speaking at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Wednesday, when he led a delegation of his Club’s executive council and some members to pay homage to the nation’s football-governing body, Oladipo contended that Maigari’s humility, team spirit, sobriety, administrative acumen and ever-ready listening ear have played a huge role in the accomplishments.

“As far as those of us in the Supporters Club are concerned, the recent successes of our National Teams would not have been possible without your excellent leadership qualities and listening ear. You are also a very lucky man. The Almighty God, not man, has put you on this seat.

“Every Nigerian football fan and Nigerians of goodwill everywhere will continue to be grateful to you for returning Nigeria football to strong reckoning in the international sphere,” said Oladipo, who has led one of the world’s most colourful, disciplined and organised Supporters Clubs in the past 24 years.

The visit came only hours after the Supporters Club decorated President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR as Grand Patron, at a gorgeous ceremony inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

Responding, Maigari commended the efforts of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, acknowledged as a strong motivational force by several Nigerian legends, in being the extra man for Nigeria National Teams in every match, praising their commitment, personal sacrifice and investment in the Nigeria game over the decades.

Also at the meeting were Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh and Alhaji Ahmad Muazu Kawu (NFF Executive Committee members), Barrister Musa Amadu (General Secretary), Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme (Director of Technical), Dr. Mohammed Sanusi (Director of Competitions), Mr. Ademola Olajire (Assistant Director, Communications), Barrister Okey Obi (Chief Legal Officer) and Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau (special assistant to NFF President).

Dr Oladipo was accompanied by, among others, Alhaji Waheed Yusuf (Deputy President-General), Prince Vincent Okumagba (Acting National Chairman), Mr. Benjamin Ebor (Financial Secretary) and Reverend Samuel Ikpea (National Secretary)

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