Nigerian players union commends NFF on Amokachi’s appointment




National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers (NANPF) has commended the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on the appointment of ex-Nigeria international footballer Daniel Amokachi as the technical director of the NFF.

In a statement signed by the General Secretary of NANPF, Comrade Austin Popo, on behalf of the union’s president, Tijani Babangida, it described the appointment of the former Everton of England striker as welcome development for the growth of Nigerian football.

According to Popo, Amokachi who was a former assistant coach to Stephen Keshi’s  famous 2013 Nations cup winning team, has the necessary cognate experiences required to help improve the technical department of NFF, as well as the fortunes of Nigerian football.

In a related development, former Schalke 04 striker and Nigeria ex-Nigeria international Victor Agali has officially joined Nigeria’s foremost players’union as a card carrying member.

Agali who signed the dotted lines during a recently held football tournament expressed his delight in becoming a member of NANPF.

He commended the leadership of the union for their several efforts and programmes aimed at ensuring the protection and welfare of Nigerian players at home and diaspora.

The union’s scribe, Popo, congratulated the former Olympique Marseille goals scorer for doing what he called the ‘right thing’.

He admonished other past and present Nigerian footballers to come on board as members of the union, in order to strengthen the union in its unalloyed efforts  to engender a better life for Nigerian players, even after retirement.

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