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Obinna Ogba: NNL gets new chairman

Senator Obinna Ogba

Senator Obinna Ogba has been appointed as the new chairman of the Nigeria National League, NNL, replacing the late Chief Chidi Ofor Okenwa, who died in May 2020.

Senator Ogba who currently the chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports will replace the former Chairman on the Executive Board of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

The appointment was ratified by the Executive committee at a virtual meeting held on Monday which also saw the NFF release a breakdown of how it intends to disburse the COVID-19 relief funds from FIFA, CAF and its sponsors .

The Board also mandated the chairman of the LMC, shehu Dikko to,as soon as possible, propose and conclude the process of recruiting a suitable CEO for the LMC following the resignation of Hon. Nduka Irabor as CEO of the LMC .

Other decisions reached at the meeting include a timeline of five days for the NFF Technical and Development Committee and Integrity office to submit a shortlist of candidates to be selected by the board for the position of NFF Technical Director .

Both committee have also been tasked to provide the Board with a shortlist of candidates for the positions of Head Coaches of the U20 and U17 National women teams, the U15 Boys National Team, as well as candidates for the position of Consultant on coaches Training and Development.

The Board also urged its external consultant PWC to submit a shortlist of candidates for the positions of Head Coach of the Super falcons, NFF Head of Women football,Head of Compliance Unit and Chief Commercial officer as soon as possible.

The Board also revealed that it has sought a special wavier from the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to call the players to camp in preparation for the U20 and U17 FIFA’s Women’s world cup Qualifying matches.

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