Nigeria FA President Amaju Praises Magogo

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President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Melvin Pinnick Amaju has praised his counterpart from Uganda, Moses Magogo for the good work he is doing in up-lifting football standards in his country.

President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Melvin Pinnick Amaju has praised his counterpart from Uganda, Moses Magogo for the good work he is doing in up-lifting football standards in his country.

Speaking to URN in an interview at the Raddison Blu Hotel in Libreville, Gabon on Friday morning, Amaju said that he is very impressed with Magogo and the way he explains issues with lots of intelligence all geared towards football development.

"Uganda is lucky to have a football leader like Magogo who is young and very far sighted in issues to do with growing football," said Amaju.

He also praised Uganda Cranes for the good show at the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). "You can see that the team that struggled to beat Uganda 1-0 in the group stage has made it to the final. This means Uganda is making the right stride and Ugandans should continue to work hard," he added.


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Uganda qualified for the Afcon after 39 years of waiting and failed to qualify out group D for the knock out stage. They lost by the same 1-0 score to Ghana and Egypt before of settling for a 1-1 draw against Mali in the last group tie.

But besides having another chance to try and qualify for the 2019 Afcon to take place in Cameroon, Uganda Cranes are only in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers where they are second behind Egypt with four points. Ghana and Congo Brazzaville are the other two teams in the group.

Amaju who is also a member of the FIFA organsing committee for competitions and the Afcon organising committee will also be vying for a position on the CAF executive committee during the elections on March 16th in Addis Ababa.

Magogo will also be trying his luck to become an executive member representing the central East zone. But he will compete against the out-going member Magdi Shams El Din (Sudan), Juneidi Basha Tilmo (Ethiopia) and Suleiman Hassan Waberi (Djibouti).