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NFF Applauds Bauchi Govt for Land for FIFA Project

| May 17, 2012 More

The Nigeria Football Federation has praised the Bauchi State government for allocating 13 hectares of land for the proposed National Technical Centre in the State.

President of NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, who is also a prominent son of Bauchi State, made this disclosure in Abuja on Monday after meeting with Governor Isa Yuguda.

“The Government of Bauchi State has allocated 13 hectares of land to the proposed National Technical Centre in Bauchi State – one of the FIFA Goal Projects that we are embarking on and for which we already have the go-ahead of world football-governing body, FIFA,” said Maigari.

The project will form part of the three-arm FIFA Goal Project 2 for which the NFF already has provisional approval, working hand-in-hand with the FIFA Development Officer for West Africa, Mr. Sampon Kablan.

The other National Technical Centres are billed for Lagos and Anambra States.

On Monday, FIFA Development Officer, Kablan was excited by the approval by the Bauchi State Government, with the land space granted in the name of Nigeria Football Federation.

“Now, surely work can start. Once we finish with that of Bauchi State, we move to the other States,” he said.

In a related development, the FIFA Development Officer, Kablan has approved the date of May 8-12 for the WIAWA Coaching Course that will see 20 coaches of Nigeria Premier League clubs and 10 National Team Coaches come together for a refresher programme in Abuja.

Kablan also on Monday proposed that an administrative course that will involve 20 administrators of Nigeria Premier League clubs and 10 officials from the Nigeria Football Federation be held in Abuja between July 2-7, 2012.

And in a related development, NFF has confirmed Mr. Oladunni Oyekale as Head Coach of the Five-A-Side National Football Team, otherwise known as Futsal Eagles.

The Federation is making arrangements for the team to start camping in Lagos from Wednesday in preparation for a FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying match against Gabon early next month.

Confederation of African Football has picked Tunisian referees to take charge of the qualifier against Gabon in Lagos on May 6.

The Centre Referee is Chamssedine Lamti, with his compatriots Mohamed Abdi as 1st Assistant Referee, Thameur Salem as 2nd Assistant Referee and Salim Moez Ben as TK.

The Match Commissioner is Jose Lobato from Guinea Bissau.

The second leg will take place in Libreville two weeks later with Cameroonian officials in charge.

Category: Bauchi State News

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