The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) AmajuPinnick says that Nigerian football has been liberated with his election into the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

He told Journalists at the country’s capital Abuja that he decided to make the bold move because of what he felt he could do for Nigerian football from there. Pinnick said he was already working as there have been several meetings with potential sponsors and partners for the NFF’s programmes and projects.

“We are having series of meetings with companies that are truly coming to take charge of the salaries of all our coaches in the national teams. I can assure you that things are looking brighter with this victory, companies are coming in to partner with us now.

“My victory at CAF has liberated Nigerian football, immediately after my victory, a company that was running away from us called me up and said they would want to come back to the negotiating table with us, we are now a big brand,” Pinnick declared.

The NFF boss, who is still basking in the euphoria of his shock victory, further added that he has been receiving congratulatory letters from top Nigerians. He boasted that the richest African man AlikoDangote also called to congratulate him and that he asked how he could help out the federation. Pinnick added that some blue chip coys have also renewed their interest in Nigerian football with his election.

Nigeria owes its national team coach Genort Rohr three months’ salary and there are lots of plans that require funding as the Super Eagles remain in pole position to make Russia 2018.