There seems to be no end to the good things that come to the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF,Mr Amaju Pinnick.
Though his recent stewardship of the NFF has given Nigerians nothing but grief, from the disgraceful exit of the Super Eagles at the African Nations Cup to the failure to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, his own personal fortunes continue to grow.
Now he has been given a new role within the Federation of International Football Association’s, FIFA Working Group.
This was announced in a statement by NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, on Tuesday.
Pinnick’s good fortune came amidst calls for his and his entire Board to resign following Nigeria’s own ill fortune in football.
In a letter dated 11th April and signed by Véron Mosengo-Omba, General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football, the NFF boss was informed that he has been nominated by the President of CAF, Dr Joseph Motsepe to be part of the “newly established Working Group on Normalisation Committees.”
The CAF General Secretary wrote further, “This joint working group, to be led by FIFA, will analyse the applicable legal framework and the governance structure, mandate and mission of Normalisation Committees, and make suggestions to the FIFA Council accordingly.
“We are confident that your nomination to this working group will positively contribute to the pertinent, and often essential, role played by Normalisation Committees in support of federations and towards the fulfilment of good governance practices.”