Amaju Pinnick

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Amaju Pinnick said : “I had initially decided not to vie, but I have been receiving several calls from very influential Nigerians as well as genuine lovers of the sport urging me to seek another term. It is within the law and I will decide about it when the right time comes,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, August 12, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick dit : «Nous sommes en train de préparer une candidature pour l’organisation conjointe du tournoi (la CAN 2025, ndlr) avec la République du Bénin. Le ministre des Sports a donné son aval à cette candidature» External link

lesoirdalgerie Thursday, July 28, 2022 1:15:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick replied : “Yes, the minister secured the (funds) approval already,” External link

punchng Thursday, July 21, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Of course, we would have been happy to be in the final and chase a 10th title. But I am happy with the performance of the team and the way and manner they approached the game despite all sorts of setbacks and intimidation,” External link

punchng Wednesday, July 20, 2022 5:46:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick concluded ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “President Buhari has remained an amazing father and lover of Nigeria Football and the national teams. None of these dirty campaigns by disgruntled persons and haters can have any impact,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, July 5, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “You have won this trophy nine times out of 11 and you have to go for the 10th with equal passion and desire,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, June 27, 2022 11:01:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “I like what I saw today and I have confidence that we have appointed the right coach that can restore the glory of the Super Eagles and make them start winning once more,” External link

dailypost Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “It has been a very turbulent ride for Nigerian football,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “That’s not the true position,” External link

punchng Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “The outcome of the meeting with the minister was very good and cordial,” External link

punchng Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “That’s not the true position,” External link

punchng Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “I do not disrespect our indigenous coaches. Most especially those that played in the national teams have paid their dues,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:31:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “That was the only time I intervened (in team selection),” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, April 11, 2022 7:58:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “They say that I’ve put in my all and put in my best. They say that it’s taken a toll on me and taken a toll on the family. They believe that it’s time that I move on” External link

leadership Sunday, April 10, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “At the moment, my family is completely against it. I’ve done my best, posterity will judge whether I did my best or I was good enough or not. I’m still an integral part of football as a member of the FIFA Council, I’m not a peripheral member, I’m also a member of the CAF Emergency Committee, I’m also the vice president of the AFCON committee, so I’m still very deep in football but I believe there’s time for everything,” External link

punchng Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “They say that I’ve put in my all and put in my best. They say that it’s taken a toll on me and taken a toll on the family. They believe that it’s time that I move on” External link

sunnewsonline Saturday, April 9, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “One thing I can guarantee you is we are getting a foreign coach, within the next seven to ten days, we will announce a foreign coach” External link

dailypost Saturday, April 9, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “They believed that I’ve done my best and it’s time to move on . It’s a regrettable decision, but it’s the best,” External link

dailypost Friday, April 8, 2022 3:47:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “I think the referee did well. It was a correct call. The Nigerian player pushed Baba Iddrisu and that made him touch the ball,” External link

dailypost Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Of course, we are not the ones going into the field,” External link

punchng Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Jose Peseiro ) : “I am still talking to him [Jose Peseiro], maybe he has to wait till after the World Cup qualifiers [against Ghana],” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, February 7, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Jose Peseiro ) : “I am still talking to him [Jose Peseiro], maybe he has to wait till after the World Cup qualifiers [against Ghana],” External link

dailypost Monday, February 7, 2022 3:42:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

channelstv Friday, January 28, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “Kurt loves Ghana. He loves to develop the game to the highest level, and I think he should be supported. In life, you have your bad days and your good days. This is just one of the bad times of Ghana,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, January 24, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It is going to be a tough game. Tough, tough game. Ghana, historically, are high up there and based on the fact that they exited Nations Cup in a very humiliating manner. They are going to throw everything into the rings to compensate Ghanaians and the government of Ghana,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, January 24, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick déclaré : "Nous savons qu'il peut faire le travail de manière experte, mais nous savons aussi qu'il sera plus utile en contrôlant le département technique" External link

AfricaNews-French Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

punchng Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:22:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:34:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : "We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department," External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:30:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “I got impressed. He brought the Wyscout, a software to analyse the strength of our players. He gave me the analysis of every one of our players scientifically. I was taken aback. When he spoke with the technical group, I was just an observer, we are all impressed,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:02:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Victor Osimhen ) : “Osimhen’s case, you know I had a one-hour conversation with him,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “There are statutory provisions regarding inviting players, we were given the deadline for the first list,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, January 4, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We spoke with Ebuehi and he was excited to join the squad,” External link

punchng Tuesday, January 4, 2022 7:05:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “If the coach will give us the Nations Cup he will be drafted in immediately,” External link

leadership Friday, December 24, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Jose Mourinho ) : “Of course Mourinho, I am not going to tell you we didn’t talk to Mourinho because we did and the (sports) minister also talked to Mourinho and there is nothing wrong with it,” External link

dailypost Thursday, December 23, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “The emphasis on the new coach is discipline. We will look at his antecedents on discipline,” External link

punchng Thursday, December 23, 2021 3:54:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “Players now talk back at you, players believe that they are indispensable. A lot of factors that will now militate against the team,” External link

dailypost Thursday, December 16, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We didn’t want a disaster to happen before taking the decision,” External link

dailypost Monday, December 13, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, December 13, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “He (Rohr) happens to be the longest-serving manager of the Super Eagles. We gave him all the support,” External link

channelstv Monday, December 13, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee,” External link

punchng Monday, December 13, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee,” External link

punchng Monday, December 13, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “In Africa, we are struggling to come close to Europe because the truth is Europe has gone very far,” External link

punchng Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “Mr Rohr has a contract with the NFF and there is a procedure for disengagement. If we get to that bridge, both parties will look at the contract and see what has to be done both ways. The Super Eagles squad is a national asset and we are just fortunate to be in that space to make decisions. Any decision we take must be what will be acceptable to Nigerians from far and near,” External link

dailypost Friday, November 19, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “I want to see a Super Falcons’ squad that is feared by the opposition not only in Africa but all over the world. I trust that you two (Madugu and Okon) will bring some positive difference to our golden Super Falcons. I don’t want to see our Falcons struggling against teams in Africa when we should actually be going toe-to-toe with the best teams in the world,” “From now, we will scout for more players at home and abroad, particularly at home, and we will start organizing camps for the Super Falcons on the home front even before the overseas-based players arrive. We must make the effort and the investment to have a stronger squad that will continue to do Nigeria proud” External link

punchng Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “I had a long conversation with Odion Ighalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our energetically youthful (Victor) Osimhen, (Paul) Onuachu, Kelechi (Iheanacho) et al. Odion’s (Ighalo) body language is very positive. We are also in touch with his agents and club,” External link

punchng Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “I had a long conversation with Odion Ighalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our energetically youthful Osinmeh, Onuachu, Kelechi et al. Odion’s body language is very positive,” External link

punchng Friday, October 29, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Wilfred Ndidi ) : “Wilfred is recuperating from an injury that has kept him out for about five weeks,” External link

leicestermercury Friday, October 29, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “Odion’s body language is very positive. We are also in touch with his agents and club. The vibe going into these last two games and indeed AFCON is very good,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, October 29, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “I had a long conversation with Odion Ighalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our energetically youthful Osinmeh, Onuachu, Kelechi et al. Odion’s body language is very positive,” External link

punchng Friday, October 29, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “The good news is that his second scan came out very good so he will start training with his club and possibly play in their next game,” External link

punchng Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “The vibe going into these last two games and indeed Afcon is very good,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, October 26, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “He loves Nigeria. By His Grace we shall conclude the switch very soon,” External link

dailypost Monday, October 25, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick explained : “But most of our players live outside the shores of this country and that what we do right now is that he is at the head of a monitoring team that monitors and talks to our players, talks to their teams, their backroom staff, their coaches and because he is an ex-international himself, he has a relationship with most of their coaches. These are some of the things people don’t know,” External link

leadership Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “I’m not going to defend (Gernot) Rohr when I should not be doing that,” External link

punchng Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick explained : “But most of our players live outside the shores of this country and that what we do right now is that he is at the head of a monitoring team that monitors and talks to our players, talks to their teams, their backroom staff, their coaches and because he is an ex-international himself, he has a relationship with most of their coaches. These are some of the things people don’t know,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick believes : "UEFA and CONMEBOL will never boycott the World Cup," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Osun State is very peaceful and under a peaceful atmosphere, you have a robust football development,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 28, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We want to keep the Super Eagles busy in this coming next month knowing fully well the bulk of the leagues in Europe would have come to an end and after they must have rested for a while. They should engage in top grade friendly to keep the boys in better shape ahead of world Cup qualifiers which is crucial for us as a Nation,” “It has always been our philosophy to get grade A friendly for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. If you look at our track records we always get friendly matches that can put the team in shape and for the cohesion of the team and the forthcoming one is not an exception,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, May 14, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We have immense respect for what Argentina has been able to do in football, but you will agree with me that Nigeria has also made immense impact in world football, from youth tournaments to the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. Now, we seek to buoy our football industry to become the big business that it should be,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Aisha Falode ) : “I must commend Aisha (Falode) and her board for the efforts that went into putting up such a showpiece. It was a fabulous event in all facets and I believe the NWFL as a whole deserve our praise. I was there and saw large parts of it and I was truly impressed,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “Admittedly, we need to do even more for women’s football in this country because as I always insist, the women deserve more attention having won as many as nine African titles for the country. It is no mean feat. I am enamoured by the superb organization of the Super 6 and I have no doubt that the positive vibes therefrom and the terrific after-glow will have some good impact on our efforts to engender real development and sustainability of the women’s game,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “As part of our efforts to remain transparent with financial dealings and because I’ve seen a few enquiries about FIFA’s release of funds to member associations, I feel it’s my duty to update on how things stand. Every year, there are statutory allocations that federations receive from FIFA, for the smooth running of football in different federations. However, these funds come with statutory specific areas of obligations. In other words, if FIFA gives you money for youth development, you cannot use that money for anything else,” External link

thesourceng Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated ( about Super Falcons ) : “The predominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, with nine titles out of 11 editions of the Women AFCON competitions held so far. We envision a new Super Falcons squad competing favourably for laurels at the global level, and I believe the new technical crew led by Mr. Waldrum can take us to that level” External link

leadership Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “The boat trip to Porto Novo was stress free and it is good for us to exploit other means of transportation in Lagos. The players and the coaches enjoyed the trip. This is the beginning of another journey with MTN, and I believe this partnership will take Nigeria football to a greater height. And we look forward to even more support from them, and other well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, April 2, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “First we travelled by boat within Lagos and spent a night across the sea. Rohr was not ready to come back to town and we also travelled together to Porte Novo, venue of our match. We got there under two hours and it was a very nice journey. The Atlantic is very safe and lovely. I am sure the players will love it. Travelling by boat is no big deal. It is a means of transportation and we should not attach negativity into it,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 26, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “As part of our efforts to remain transparent with financial dealings and because I’ve seen a few enquiries about FIFA’s release of funds to member associations, I feel it’s my duty to update on how things stand. Every year, there are statutory allocations that federations receive from FIFA, for the smooth running of football in different federations. However, these funds come with statutory specific areas of obligations. In other words, if FIFA gives you money for youth development, you cannot use that money for anything else,” External link

thesourceng Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Going to Cotonou by boat, I do that all the time. When we were going to inspect the venue, we did it. There is nothing wrong with exploring other forms of adventure in Nigeria,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “Going to Cotonou by boat I do that all the time when we were going to inspect we did it, there’s nothing wrong in exploring other forms of adventure in Nigeria,” External link

dailypost Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “Going to Cotonou by boat I do that all the time when we were going to inspect we did it, there’s nothing wrong in exploring other forms of adventure in Nigeria,” External link

dailypost Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “The truth is you can see me in South Africa very regularly. I’m super-excited because for the first time in football in the continent‚ Africa is about to get it right‚” External link

newsday Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “As part of our efforts to remain transparent with financial dealings and because I’ve seen a few enquiries about FIFA’s release of funds to member associations, I feel it’s my duty to update on how things stand. Every year, there are statutory allocations that federations receive from FIFA, for the smooth running of football in different federations. However, these funds come with statutory specific areas of obligations. In other words, if FIFA gives you money for youth development, you cannot use that money for anything else,” External link

thesourceng Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Christian Chukwu ) : “Chukwu is a legend of the game in Nigeria. The NFF decided to introduce this award as a way of rewarding past players who have contributed to the development of the game in Nigeria. As a Life Ambassador, Chukwu will be placed on a monthly salary of N500, 000 as well as accompanying the Super Eagles to matches” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, January 15, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “The LMC has started the new season on a positive note, putting their best foot forward with the telecast of the matches on NPFL.TV and some star games on NTA. The excitement is back and the spirit is right. It is the right time to bring in a class act like Owumi to help in steering the ship in the sterling direction that it has assumed” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, January 1, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : "We are working with the government very seriously in assuring that it [money] comes out within the next few weeks," External link

modernghana Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “We are working with the government very seriously in assuring that it [money] comes out within the next few weeks,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick concluded : “My challenge to the other clubs is to turn things around in the return legs and qualify for the next rounds of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “We cannot afford to sack Gernot Rohr. We cannot,” External link

dailypost Friday, November 20, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “It is for us to go to Sierra Leone and beat them that 4-0. It is not winning, winning is an understatement,” External link

dailytrust Monday, November 16, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “It is for us to go to Sierra Leone and beat them that 4-0. It is not winning, winning is an understatement,” External link

dailytrust Monday, November 16, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “It is for us to go to Sierra Leone and beat them that 4-0. It is not winning, winning is an understatement,” External link

dailytrust Monday, November 16, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “It is for us to go to Sierra Leone and beat them that 4-0. It is not winning, winning is an understatement,” External link

dailytrust Monday, November 16, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “I am very emotional now, I feel very pained, I’m not going to lie to you. When I was coming I was told to cheer them up,” External link

dailypost Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It is renewable and we believe that we are in this relationship for the long haul” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “CIG Motors is one of the biggest brands in Asia, and we are happy with what they are giving to us. As soon as the technical director is unveiled, he will get a car. There is one for Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, myself, and the General Secretary. CIG Motors is also giving NFF an ambulance. Our dream is to become 100 percent self-funding before the end of next year. We thank CIG Motors for this wonderful partnership, and I want to assure them that we will respect every part of this agreement” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “For me, it has never been a matter of personal ambition. Always, it has been the passion for service and desire to change the old ways of doing things and embrace wholeheartedly the new and exciting, and more innovative and impactful ways” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “He has more superior qualities than me,” “It’s not about me, it’s about African football. If you have someone with superior qualities, you have to learn from him and queue behind him and wait for your time” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Patrice Motsepe ) : “It’s not just endorsing him,” “We will work night and day in ensuring he gets elected. And I can assure you 100% that Patrice Motsepe will be the next president of CAF” External link

eagletribune Monday, November 9, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Nigeria must be a global player – not only on the field but off the field as well,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, November 9, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Patrice Motsepe ) : “We are not just endorsing him, we will work night and day to make sure he gets elected. I can assure you 100 percent, Patrice Motsepe will be the next president of Caf,” External link

citizen Monday, November 9, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : "He has more superior qualities than me," External link

bbc Monday, November 9, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick noted : “There is a tremendous improvement compared to the last time I came, the turf is very brilliant, it is what you see in world class facilities. I thank the government of Edo for this facility and we are proud of this achievement,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Super Falcons ) : “The predominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, with nine titles out of 11 editions of the Women AFCON competitions held so far. We envision a new Super Falcons squad competing favourably for laurels at the global level, and I believe the new technical crew led by Mr Waldrum can take us to that level” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, October 5, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Super Falcons ) : “The predominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, with nine titles out of 11 editions of the Women AFCON competitions held so far. We envision a new Super Falcons squad competing favourably for laurels at the global level, and I believe the new technical crew led by Mr. Waldrum can take us to that level” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, October 5, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Saka is an excellent prospect but we have other players in his position who are playing so well,” “We have talents everywhere so we won’t beg people to play for Nigeria. It is about ardour and fervor. If it’s their desire and they merit it, they’ll be given a chance to represent Nigeria” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “This is incredibly impressive. I was here two years ago when the foundation was being laid and when you lay the foundation stone, you become skeptical about the reality, but this is beyond our comprehension” External link

leadership Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We have resolved the issue, and work is now going on smoothly at the FIFA Goal Project in Ugborodo,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “The FIFA Goal Project is in the interest of Ugborodo people, particularly the youths. I don’t see any reason why they will demand ‘deve’ from the contractors handling the project. But as I said, the issue has been resolved, and work is now going on smoothly. I thank the people for their understanding,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “From the beginning, the idea was to have the incumbent Ahmad to get re-elected for a second tenure or even a third tenure,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It is a FIFA/NFF Goal Project aimed at improving the growth of grassroots football with the provision of the standard pitch in remote areas across the globe. It will be constructed at Ugborodo and Kebbi State, and it has a capacity of 750. It will be of international standard,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated ( about Super Falcons ) : “By the Grace of God, we will have a new coach for the Super Falcons in two weeks time,” External link

guardian-ng Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “Due to the COVID-19 protocols presently in place and the proximity of the bulk of our team as well, Austria was seen as an ideal venue,” External link

dailypost Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick concluded : “I’ll have to stress as well, that ALL costs will be borne by the Football Federations of both Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as Tunisia,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Secretary General ) : “Coincidentally I was right there at the National Stadium, Lagos on that fatefully day it was a game against Angola; the match was tensed and my late brother, Patrick Okpomo was the Secretary General of the then NFA so I was privileged to be there,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Victor Osimhen ) : “I think Victor Osimhen is an excellent signing for Napoli,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : ''It will be a new challenge for him in a big club, trust him and he will reach the most important goals with the team,'' External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “When we conclude the arrangements, which are at 70 per cent now, we will make it public,” External link

dailypost Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Saka is an excellent prospect but we have other players in his position who are playing so well,” External link

leadership Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick expliqué : «Nous pouvons maintenant nous concentrer sur la qualification pour la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA et la victoire en Coupe des Nations» External link

letemps-tn Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick expliqué : "Nous pouvons maintenant nous concentrer sur la qualification pour la Coupe du monde de la FIFA et la victoire à la Coupe d’Afrique des Nations" External link

infosplusgabon Monday, June 1, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “I’m happy to announce that the @thenff and Coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as Coach of the Super Eagles. We have always had confidence in his abilities and we are confident that the national team can only go higher from here,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick noted ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “With the distraction of the contract talks out of the way now, we can now face our football on the pitch, totally. Again, I never lost confidence in Gernot Rohr’s ability to take our football forward and I’m convinced our football will only get better from here on,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : "I am happy to announce that the NFF and Coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as the coach of the Super Eagles" External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added ( about Gernot Rohr ) : "We can now look forward to qualifying for the World Cup (2022) and winning the Nations Cup (AFCON 2021). These are sacrosanct and Coach Rohr is aware of these conditions," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick afirmou : "Isso é devastador. Perdemos um super-herói" External link

bonde Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT



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Amaju Pinnick said : “I had initially decided not to vie, but I have been receiving several calls from very influential Nigerians as well as genuine lovers of the sport urging me to seek another term. It is within the law and I will decide about it when the right time comes,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, August 12, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick dit : «Nous sommes en train de préparer une candidature pour l’organisation conjointe du tournoi (la CAN 2025, ndlr) avec la République du Bénin. Le ministre des Sports a donné son aval à cette candidature» External link

lesoirdalgerie Thursday, July 28, 2022 1:15:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick replied : “Yes, the minister secured the (funds) approval already,” External link

punchng Thursday, July 21, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Of course, we would have been happy to be in the final and chase a 10th title. But I am happy with the performance of the team and the way and manner they approached the game despite all sorts of setbacks and intimidation,” External link

punchng Wednesday, July 20, 2022 5:46:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick concluded ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “President Buhari has remained an amazing father and lover of Nigeria Football and the national teams. None of these dirty campaigns by disgruntled persons and haters can have any impact,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, July 5, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “You have won this trophy nine times out of 11 and you have to go for the 10th with equal passion and desire,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, June 27, 2022 11:01:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “I like what I saw today and I have confidence that we have appointed the right coach that can restore the glory of the Super Eagles and make them start winning once more,” External link

dailypost Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “It has been a very turbulent ride for Nigerian football,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “That’s not the true position,” External link

punchng Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “The outcome of the meeting with the minister was very good and cordial,” External link

punchng Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “That’s not the true position,” External link

punchng Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “I do not disrespect our indigenous coaches. Most especially those that played in the national teams have paid their dues,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:31:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “That was the only time I intervened (in team selection),” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, April 11, 2022 7:58:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “They say that I’ve put in my all and put in my best. They say that it’s taken a toll on me and taken a toll on the family. They believe that it’s time that I move on” External link

leadership Sunday, April 10, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “At the moment, my family is completely against it. I’ve done my best, posterity will judge whether I did my best or I was good enough or not. I’m still an integral part of football as a member of the FIFA Council, I’m not a peripheral member, I’m also a member of the CAF Emergency Committee, I’m also the vice president of the AFCON committee, so I’m still very deep in football but I believe there’s time for everything,” External link

punchng Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “They say that I’ve put in my all and put in my best. They say that it’s taken a toll on me and taken a toll on the family. They believe that it’s time that I move on” External link

sunnewsonline Saturday, April 9, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “One thing I can guarantee you is we are getting a foreign coach, within the next seven to ten days, we will announce a foreign coach” External link

dailypost Saturday, April 9, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “They believed that I’ve done my best and it’s time to move on . It’s a regrettable decision, but it’s the best,” External link

dailypost Friday, April 8, 2022 3:47:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “I think the referee did well. It was a correct call. The Nigerian player pushed Baba Iddrisu and that made him touch the ball,” External link

dailypost Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Of course, we are not the ones going into the field,” External link

punchng Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Jose Peseiro ) : “I am still talking to him [Jose Peseiro], maybe he has to wait till after the World Cup qualifiers [against Ghana],” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, February 7, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Jose Peseiro ) : “I am still talking to him [Jose Peseiro], maybe he has to wait till after the World Cup qualifiers [against Ghana],” External link

dailypost Monday, February 7, 2022 3:42:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

channelstv Friday, January 28, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “Kurt loves Ghana. He loves to develop the game to the highest level, and I think he should be supported. In life, you have your bad days and your good days. This is just one of the bad times of Ghana,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, January 24, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It is going to be a tough game. Tough, tough game. Ghana, historically, are high up there and based on the fact that they exited Nations Cup in a very humiliating manner. They are going to throw everything into the rings to compensate Ghanaians and the government of Ghana,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, January 24, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick déclaré : "Nous savons qu'il peut faire le travail de manière experte, mais nous savons aussi qu'il sera plus utile en contrôlant le département technique" External link

AfricaNews-French Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

punchng Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:22:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:34:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : “We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department,” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Austin Eguavoen ) : "We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department," External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:30:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “I got impressed. He brought the Wyscout, a software to analyse the strength of our players. He gave me the analysis of every one of our players scientifically. I was taken aback. When he spoke with the technical group, I was just an observer, we are all impressed,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:02:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Victor Osimhen ) : “Osimhen’s case, you know I had a one-hour conversation with him,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “There are statutory provisions regarding inviting players, we were given the deadline for the first list,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, January 4, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We spoke with Ebuehi and he was excited to join the squad,” External link

punchng Tuesday, January 4, 2022 7:05:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “If the coach will give us the Nations Cup he will be drafted in immediately,” External link

leadership Friday, December 24, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Jose Mourinho ) : “Of course Mourinho, I am not going to tell you we didn’t talk to Mourinho because we did and the (sports) minister also talked to Mourinho and there is nothing wrong with it,” External link

dailypost Thursday, December 23, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “The emphasis on the new coach is discipline. We will look at his antecedents on discipline,” External link

punchng Thursday, December 23, 2021 3:54:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “Players now talk back at you, players believe that they are indispensable. A lot of factors that will now militate against the team,” External link

dailypost Thursday, December 16, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We didn’t want a disaster to happen before taking the decision,” External link

dailypost Monday, December 13, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, December 13, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “He (Rohr) happens to be the longest-serving manager of the Super Eagles. We gave him all the support,” External link

channelstv Monday, December 13, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee,” External link

punchng Monday, December 13, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee,” External link

punchng Monday, December 13, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “In Africa, we are struggling to come close to Europe because the truth is Europe has gone very far,” External link

punchng Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “Mr Rohr has a contract with the NFF and there is a procedure for disengagement. If we get to that bridge, both parties will look at the contract and see what has to be done both ways. The Super Eagles squad is a national asset and we are just fortunate to be in that space to make decisions. Any decision we take must be what will be acceptable to Nigerians from far and near,” External link

dailypost Friday, November 19, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “I want to see a Super Falcons’ squad that is feared by the opposition not only in Africa but all over the world. I trust that you two (Madugu and Okon) will bring some positive difference to our golden Super Falcons. I don’t want to see our Falcons struggling against teams in Africa when we should actually be going toe-to-toe with the best teams in the world,” “From now, we will scout for more players at home and abroad, particularly at home, and we will start organizing camps for the Super Falcons on the home front even before the overseas-based players arrive. We must make the effort and the investment to have a stronger squad that will continue to do Nigeria proud” External link

punchng Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “I had a long conversation with Odion Ighalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our energetically youthful (Victor) Osimhen, (Paul) Onuachu, Kelechi (Iheanacho) et al. Odion’s (Ighalo) body language is very positive. We are also in touch with his agents and club,” External link

punchng Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “I had a long conversation with Odion Ighalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our energetically youthful Osinmeh, Onuachu, Kelechi et al. Odion’s body language is very positive,” External link

punchng Friday, October 29, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Wilfred Ndidi ) : “Wilfred is recuperating from an injury that has kept him out for about five weeks,” External link

leicestermercury Friday, October 29, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “Odion’s body language is very positive. We are also in touch with his agents and club. The vibe going into these last two games and indeed AFCON is very good,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, October 29, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “I had a long conversation with Odion Ighalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our energetically youthful Osinmeh, Onuachu, Kelechi et al. Odion’s body language is very positive,” External link

punchng Friday, October 29, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “The good news is that his second scan came out very good so he will start training with his club and possibly play in their next game,” External link

punchng Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “The vibe going into these last two games and indeed Afcon is very good,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, October 26, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “He loves Nigeria. By His Grace we shall conclude the switch very soon,” External link

dailypost Monday, October 25, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick explained : “But most of our players live outside the shores of this country and that what we do right now is that he is at the head of a monitoring team that monitors and talks to our players, talks to their teams, their backroom staff, their coaches and because he is an ex-international himself, he has a relationship with most of their coaches. These are some of the things people don’t know,” External link

leadership Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “I’m not going to defend (Gernot) Rohr when I should not be doing that,” External link

punchng Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick explained : “But most of our players live outside the shores of this country and that what we do right now is that he is at the head of a monitoring team that monitors and talks to our players, talks to their teams, their backroom staff, their coaches and because he is an ex-international himself, he has a relationship with most of their coaches. These are some of the things people don’t know,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick believes : "UEFA and CONMEBOL will never boycott the World Cup," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Osun State is very peaceful and under a peaceful atmosphere, you have a robust football development,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 28, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We want to keep the Super Eagles busy in this coming next month knowing fully well the bulk of the leagues in Europe would have come to an end and after they must have rested for a while. They should engage in top grade friendly to keep the boys in better shape ahead of world Cup qualifiers which is crucial for us as a Nation,” “It has always been our philosophy to get grade A friendly for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. If you look at our track records we always get friendly matches that can put the team in shape and for the cohesion of the team and the forthcoming one is not an exception,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, May 14, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We have immense respect for what Argentina has been able to do in football, but you will agree with me that Nigeria has also made immense impact in world football, from youth tournaments to the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. Now, we seek to buoy our football industry to become the big business that it should be,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Aisha Falode ) : “I must commend Aisha (Falode) and her board for the efforts that went into putting up such a showpiece. It was a fabulous event in all facets and I believe the NWFL as a whole deserve our praise. I was there and saw large parts of it and I was truly impressed,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “Admittedly, we need to do even more for women’s football in this country because as I always insist, the women deserve more attention having won as many as nine African titles for the country. It is no mean feat. I am enamoured by the superb organization of the Super 6 and I have no doubt that the positive vibes therefrom and the terrific after-glow will have some good impact on our efforts to engender real development and sustainability of the women’s game,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “As part of our efforts to remain transparent with financial dealings and because I’ve seen a few enquiries about FIFA’s release of funds to member associations, I feel it’s my duty to update on how things stand. Every year, there are statutory allocations that federations receive from FIFA, for the smooth running of football in different federations. However, these funds come with statutory specific areas of obligations. In other words, if FIFA gives you money for youth development, you cannot use that money for anything else,” External link

thesourceng Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated ( about Super Falcons ) : “The predominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, with nine titles out of 11 editions of the Women AFCON competitions held so far. We envision a new Super Falcons squad competing favourably for laurels at the global level, and I believe the new technical crew led by Mr. Waldrum can take us to that level” External link

leadership Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “The boat trip to Porto Novo was stress free and it is good for us to exploit other means of transportation in Lagos. The players and the coaches enjoyed the trip. This is the beginning of another journey with MTN, and I believe this partnership will take Nigeria football to a greater height. And we look forward to even more support from them, and other well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, April 2, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “First we travelled by boat within Lagos and spent a night across the sea. Rohr was not ready to come back to town and we also travelled together to Porte Novo, venue of our match. We got there under two hours and it was a very nice journey. The Atlantic is very safe and lovely. I am sure the players will love it. Travelling by boat is no big deal. It is a means of transportation and we should not attach negativity into it,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 26, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “As part of our efforts to remain transparent with financial dealings and because I’ve seen a few enquiries about FIFA’s release of funds to member associations, I feel it’s my duty to update on how things stand. Every year, there are statutory allocations that federations receive from FIFA, for the smooth running of football in different federations. However, these funds come with statutory specific areas of obligations. In other words, if FIFA gives you money for youth development, you cannot use that money for anything else,” External link

thesourceng Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Going to Cotonou by boat, I do that all the time. When we were going to inspect the venue, we did it. There is nothing wrong with exploring other forms of adventure in Nigeria,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “Going to Cotonou by boat I do that all the time when we were going to inspect we did it, there’s nothing wrong in exploring other forms of adventure in Nigeria,” External link

dailypost Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “Going to Cotonou by boat I do that all the time when we were going to inspect we did it, there’s nothing wrong in exploring other forms of adventure in Nigeria,” External link

dailypost Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “The truth is you can see me in South Africa very regularly. I’m super-excited because for the first time in football in the continent‚ Africa is about to get it right‚” External link

newsday Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “As part of our efforts to remain transparent with financial dealings and because I’ve seen a few enquiries about FIFA’s release of funds to member associations, I feel it’s my duty to update on how things stand. Every year, there are statutory allocations that federations receive from FIFA, for the smooth running of football in different federations. However, these funds come with statutory specific areas of obligations. In other words, if FIFA gives you money for youth development, you cannot use that money for anything else,” External link

thesourceng Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Christian Chukwu ) : “Chukwu is a legend of the game in Nigeria. The NFF decided to introduce this award as a way of rewarding past players who have contributed to the development of the game in Nigeria. As a Life Ambassador, Chukwu will be placed on a monthly salary of N500, 000 as well as accompanying the Super Eagles to matches” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, January 15, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “The LMC has started the new season on a positive note, putting their best foot forward with the telecast of the matches on NPFL.TV and some star games on NTA. The excitement is back and the spirit is right. It is the right time to bring in a class act like Owumi to help in steering the ship in the sterling direction that it has assumed” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, January 1, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : "We are working with the government very seriously in assuring that it [money] comes out within the next few weeks," External link

modernghana Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “We are working with the government very seriously in assuring that it [money] comes out within the next few weeks,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick concluded : “My challenge to the other clubs is to turn things around in the return legs and qualify for the next rounds of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “We cannot afford to sack Gernot Rohr. We cannot,” External link

dailypost Friday, November 20, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “It is for us to go to Sierra Leone and beat them that 4-0. It is not winning, winning is an understatement,” External link

dailytrust Monday, November 16, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “It is for us to go to Sierra Leone and beat them that 4-0. It is not winning, winning is an understatement,” External link

dailytrust Monday, November 16, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “It is for us to go to Sierra Leone and beat them that 4-0. It is not winning, winning is an understatement,” External link

dailytrust Monday, November 16, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Sierra Leone and ) : “It is for us to go to Sierra Leone and beat them that 4-0. It is not winning, winning is an understatement,” External link

dailytrust Monday, November 16, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “I am very emotional now, I feel very pained, I’m not going to lie to you. When I was coming I was told to cheer them up,” External link

dailypost Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It is renewable and we believe that we are in this relationship for the long haul” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “CIG Motors is one of the biggest brands in Asia, and we are happy with what they are giving to us. As soon as the technical director is unveiled, he will get a car. There is one for Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, myself, and the General Secretary. CIG Motors is also giving NFF an ambulance. Our dream is to become 100 percent self-funding before the end of next year. We thank CIG Motors for this wonderful partnership, and I want to assure them that we will respect every part of this agreement” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added : “For me, it has never been a matter of personal ambition. Always, it has been the passion for service and desire to change the old ways of doing things and embrace wholeheartedly the new and exciting, and more innovative and impactful ways” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “He has more superior qualities than me,” “It’s not about me, it’s about African football. If you have someone with superior qualities, you have to learn from him and queue behind him and wait for your time” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Patrice Motsepe ) : “It’s not just endorsing him,” “We will work night and day in ensuring he gets elected. And I can assure you 100% that Patrice Motsepe will be the next president of CAF” External link

eagletribune Monday, November 9, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Nigeria must be a global player – not only on the field but off the field as well,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, November 9, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Patrice Motsepe ) : “We are not just endorsing him, we will work night and day to make sure he gets elected. I can assure you 100 percent, Patrice Motsepe will be the next president of Caf,” External link

citizen Monday, November 9, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : "He has more superior qualities than me," External link

bbc Monday, November 9, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick noted : “There is a tremendous improvement compared to the last time I came, the turf is very brilliant, it is what you see in world class facilities. I thank the government of Edo for this facility and we are proud of this achievement,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Super Falcons ) : “The predominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, with nine titles out of 11 editions of the Women AFCON competitions held so far. We envision a new Super Falcons squad competing favourably for laurels at the global level, and I believe the new technical crew led by Mr Waldrum can take us to that level” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, October 5, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Super Falcons ) : “The predominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, with nine titles out of 11 editions of the Women AFCON competitions held so far. We envision a new Super Falcons squad competing favourably for laurels at the global level, and I believe the new technical crew led by Mr. Waldrum can take us to that level” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, October 5, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Saka is an excellent prospect but we have other players in his position who are playing so well,” “We have talents everywhere so we won’t beg people to play for Nigeria. It is about ardour and fervor. If it’s their desire and they merit it, they’ll be given a chance to represent Nigeria” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “This is incredibly impressive. I was here two years ago when the foundation was being laid and when you lay the foundation stone, you become skeptical about the reality, but this is beyond our comprehension” External link

leadership Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “We have resolved the issue, and work is now going on smoothly at the FIFA Goal Project in Ugborodo,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated : “The FIFA Goal Project is in the interest of Ugborodo people, particularly the youths. I don’t see any reason why they will demand ‘deve’ from the contractors handling the project. But as I said, the issue has been resolved, and work is now going on smoothly. I thank the people for their understanding,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : “From the beginning, the idea was to have the incumbent Ahmad to get re-elected for a second tenure or even a third tenure,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “It is a FIFA/NFF Goal Project aimed at improving the growth of grassroots football with the provision of the standard pitch in remote areas across the globe. It will be constructed at Ugborodo and Kebbi State, and it has a capacity of 750. It will be of international standard,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick stated ( about Super Falcons ) : “By the Grace of God, we will have a new coach for the Super Falcons in two weeks time,” External link

guardian-ng Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick wrote : “Due to the COVID-19 protocols presently in place and the proximity of the bulk of our team as well, Austria was seen as an ideal venue,” External link

dailypost Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick concluded : “I’ll have to stress as well, that ALL costs will be borne by the Football Federations of both Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as Tunisia,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Secretary General ) : “Coincidentally I was right there at the National Stadium, Lagos on that fatefully day it was a game against Angola; the match was tensed and my late brother, Patrick Okpomo was the Secretary General of the then NFA so I was privileged to be there,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told ( about Victor Osimhen ) : “I think Victor Osimhen is an excellent signing for Napoli,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick told : ''It will be a new challenge for him in a big club, trust him and he will reach the most important goals with the team,'' External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “When we conclude the arrangements, which are at 70 per cent now, we will make it public,” External link

dailypost Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said : “Saka is an excellent prospect but we have other players in his position who are playing so well,” External link

leadership Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick expliqué : «Nous pouvons maintenant nous concentrer sur la qualification pour la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA et la victoire en Coupe des Nations» External link

letemps-tn Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick expliqué : "Nous pouvons maintenant nous concentrer sur la qualification pour la Coupe du monde de la FIFA et la victoire à la Coupe d’Afrique des Nations" External link

infosplusgabon Monday, June 1, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “I’m happy to announce that the @thenff and Coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as Coach of the Super Eagles. We have always had confidence in his abilities and we are confident that the national team can only go higher from here,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick noted ( about Gernot Rohr ) : “With the distraction of the contract talks out of the way now, we can now face our football on the pitch, totally. Again, I never lost confidence in Gernot Rohr’s ability to take our football forward and I’m convinced our football will only get better from here on,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Amaju Pinnick said ( about Gernot Rohr ) : "I am happy to announce that the NFF and Coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as the coach of the Super Eagles" External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick added ( about Gernot Rohr ) : "We can now look forward to qualifying for the World Cup (2022) and winning the Nations Cup (AFCON 2021). These are sacrosanct and Coach Rohr is aware of these conditions," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Amaju Pinnick afirmou : "Isso é devastador. Perdemos um super-herói" External link

bonde Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president70.54%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
president of the nigeria1.66%EN11/28/201728/11/2017
president of nigeria football federation2.11%EN11/02/201702/11/2017
secretary0.60%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
general secretary0.45%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
président1.66%FR10/11/201711/10/2017
nigeria football federation president6.19%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
football federation president5.89%EN10/08/201708/10/2017
chairman1.21%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
president of nff1.21%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
nigerian football federation president0.60%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
chief0.45%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
nigerian football federation chief0.30%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
football federation chief0.30%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
executive committee member0.15%EN07/26/201726/07/2017
boss0.76%EN04/26/201726/04/2017
président de la nff3.78%FR03/15/201715/03/2017
nigerian football association president0.45%EN02/26/201726/02/2017
football association president0.45%EN02/26/201726/02/2017
nigerian football federation chairman0.15%EN02/06/201706/02/2017
football federation chairman0.15%EN02/06/201706/02/2017
secretary general0.15%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
rival0.15%EN07/23/201623/07/2016
president nigeria football federation0.30%EN07/08/201608/07/2016
nigeria football federation boss0.15%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
presidente da nff0.15%PT06/08/201608/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Amaju PinnickEN93.65%
Amaju PinnickFR6.13%
Amaju PinnickPT0.22%


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