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Nigeria’s FIFA Council member Amaju Pinnick ) would need to remain as president of the nation’s soccer governing body, Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) to keep his seat on the world’s soccer decision-making body of the organization.

 

Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Group, Ebi Egbe, explained as much in a release , adding administering football and other sports is quite different from partisan politics where one takes a bow after two terms.

 

He said: “In International football, there is no provision that says that one must do two terms and quit. In the case of Pinnick , we must thank God that he has succeeded in finding his way into FIFA and to fully benefit from it, we need to make him remain at the Abuja Glass House of NFF.

 

“ It would not be helpful to us as a country if we have a man in FIFA who is not in charge as our soccer federation President.”

 

Egbe charged the nation’s football stakeholders to rally round Amaju by offering him another mandate to remain as NFF president after the expiration of his present tenure.

 

It would be noted that Amaju remains the only NFF president that has won a second term in office. Amaju was returned in the election held in Katsina, said he would not want to contest again for the NFF presidency.

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Pyramids’ Road Trip Video to Aba Stadium, a Wake up Call, Says Egbe

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The Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Group, Ebi Egbe, has called on the federal government to do something on the state of the roads in the country, declaring that the state of the Port-Harcourt Aba Road has become a bad advertisement for the country.

The poor state of the federal highway came to the fore over the weekend when Egyptian side, Pyramids Football Club who flew in the club’s private jet landed

at the Port Harcourt Airport and made a video of the horrible road trip to Aba and posted it on the social media, calling it a shame.

Pyramids held Enyimba 1-1 in Aba yesterday but qualified 5-2 aggregate for the semi final of the CAF Confederation Cup.

But Egbe whose outfit constructed the Enyimba Stadium turf noted that the Egyptians deliberately wanted to paint the country in bad light by showing the video to the world.

Egbe was however quick to add that government on its part also need to avoid the country being embarrassed by her international visitors by fixing our roads.

“That video by Pyramids is to me, a wake up call for us to not only fix our stadiums but also fix our roads.

“Teams that come to Aba to play have always commended the playing turf. We need to get it right on all fronts. This is why I am appealing to the federal government to get our roads fixed.

“Our teams would return to the continent next term and it would be a shame if teams from other countries that are far less endowed come in and mock us that we ve got no good roads in the country,” Egbe stressed

He further charged the various state governments to also upgrade their stadium facilities just like other countries are doing.

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Diri National Scrabble Championship: Egbe thumbs up Gov for supporting all sports

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Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Group, Ebi Egbe has given a pat on the back to Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri for identifying and giving support to virtually all sporting activities.

Egbe said the governor’s decision to sponsor the just concluded Gov Diri National Scrabble Championship was laudable, even as he pointed out that Yenagoa is fast becoming the country’s Sporting capital.

“It is only a sports loving governor like Diri that would have a comprehensive package for sports. He has demonstrated this by sponsoring the just concluded national scrabble championship that attracted well over 300 scrabble players from different parts of the country. As we speak, Yenagoa is playing host to some of the nation’s athletes that are Tokyo bound. Diri deserves a pat on the back for what he is doing in sports. We hope his support for Bayelsa United would see the club land in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) next term,” Egbe said.

The maiden Gov Diri national scrabble championship ended on Sunday in Yenagoa with home boy Avwenagha winning the N500,000 star prize and a trophy in the Masters while Raji Kazeem of Oyo State won the Intermediate category.

Tariye Alari (Bayelsa) was winner in the Opens, Engr. Ojior Osikhena of Edo State won the Veterans.

The students category was won by 16-year-old Ikoko David of Federal Government College, Odi in Bayelsa State.

Others who won best female in different categories were Tuoyo Mayuku, Akpos Malafakumo and Priscillia Akhabue.

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