I Have The Capacity To Move Nigerian Football Higher As NFF President – Gusau
Ahead of the September 30 Nigeria Football Federation Elective Congress in Benin City, a top contender for the Presidency to be vacated by Amaju Pinnick, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau
has boasted that he has the capacity and vision to take the game to higher levels.
Gusau addressed a large audience during a dinner at the posh Wells Carlton Hotel in Abuja, to kick start his campaign for election to become the next NFF President. The chairman of Zamfara Football Association who also doubles as the chairman reiterated that he was well equipped to bring stability and progress to Nigerian football.
“My vision is a stable and successful Nigeria football Federation focused on the development of the game at grassroots, leagues, and national teams levels. The theme is ‘Letting football win’
“I have what it takes to provide the required leadership to promote, control, and regulate association football in the country in an open, transparent and sustainable manner. I have the capacity to execute all my lofty plans for the development of football in the country,” Gusau said.
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“My plans are to ensure that Super Eagles return to top 15 from their present 31st rank in world football, and take the Super Falcons from their current 46th position to top 20 in the world. It is doable because I have understudied how the various leading national federations were able to achieve success with their teams
“Repositioning our leagues and ensuring that we are amongst the top 30 from the present 62 in the world league ranking. Provide appropriate fund support to State football associations and other critical stakeholders for grassroots football development.”
Asked how he would tackle the debt burden of the NFF running to about N2 billion, Gusau stated that being an accountant of close to 26 years, he would be very prudent in the NFF’a spending and embarking on an aggressive marketing and sponsorship drive to sustain the NFF beyond the FG, FIFA and CAF grants
“Sponsorship forms a very important part of every Football Federation – income streams. Top brands pay money to associate with national teams by way of kit sponsorship, stadium naming rights, shirt sponsorship, sleeve sponsorships, and if you elect us, we will toe the line of the English and other successful FA’s” Gusau assured.
Source: complete sports