First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has said the country will recapture its old glory in football if he is elected the next president of the NFF.
Akinwunmi who is also the chairman of the Lagos State Football Association made the promise at an elaborate ceremony held at the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja to formally declare to succeed Amaju Pinnick as NFF president.
He said he is on a mission to re-engineer and reinvigorate the administration of football in order to enhance the development of the game in Nigeria.
He identified grassroots football development as one of the key areas his board would fully explore with a view to sustaining the supply channel for all the national teams.
The lawyer added that he will use his experience as the vice president of the NFF in the last eight years to enthrone an all-inclusive administration that usher a new era for the game.
“I am coming to restore those glorious days when Nigeria used to be respected in the comity of football- playing nations in Africa and the world.
“I will give priority to grassroots development so as to find replacement for the ageing players so that no gap will be left in the process of growing the sport again,” he said.
He also said he will focus on a good marketing drive to support the various national teams and club sides both for local and international competitions.