Inyama listed the NFA’s achievements so far.
The Chairman, Nigeria Football Association, NFA, Media and Publicity Committee, Emeka Inyama, has applauded the leadership of the association for its achievements in the last three years.
Inyama in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday said the current administration, led by Aminu Maigari, was focused on bequeathing uncommon legacies to Nigerian football.
He said apart from winning notable trophies, the country had recorded some remarkable achievements since the emergence of the present NFA leadership.
“In the past three years and despite the first 18 months spent dealing with pointless litigations and distractions, this administration still has six trophies aside several major accomplishments to boast of,” Inyama said.
The trophies are the African Cup of Nations which Nigeria won for the first time in 19 years earlier this year in South Africa and the African Youth Championship in 2011. Others are the African Women Championship won in 2010 and the trophies won in international friendlies against Argentina in June 2011, Catalonia in January 2013 and South Africa in August 2013.
“It is not for nothing that the NFA chairman as an individual and the NFA as a corporate body continued to attract top awards from far and near. ‘Even our critics have come to accept that this is one administration that is highly focused on key areas and unique legacies and still determined to do more,” Inyama said.
He added the new NFA building, the assemblage of a genuine U-17 team, sanctions against match fixers and the cordial relationship with the leadership of the National Sports Commission as part of NFA’s achievements.
He further stated that the main focus of the administration now was to qualify the country for the FIFA World cup scheduled to take place in Brazil in 2014. He also said that the administration was committed to achieving more results in the remaining one year of its first tenure.
“‘FIFA has agreed with our proposal for the body to fund Regional Technical Centres across the federation. We are set to harmonise the activities of the various academies so that we can continue to present credible U-17 national teams.
”We will soon unfold a unique programme for the development of the women’s game and we look forward to winning several more trophies, beginning with the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
”The only reason why we didn’t roll out the drums on Monday, on the third anniversary of the administration, is that we are not flippant people.
”Also, we are fully concentrating on the three very important 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches that we must prosecute successfully in the next couple of months,” Inyama stated.
Inyama, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria National League, said the domestic league had witnessed tremendous boost with the inflow of cash from sponsors.
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