Nigeria’s Football Governing Body To Collaborate With Govt of Maryland, USA


By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

The Nigeria Football Federation and the Government of Maryland have fashioned out areas of  co-operation programmes targeted at pursuing the development of football within their areas of jurisdictions.


A statement issued by the director, NFF communication, Ademola Olajire  said the [lanned cooperatition is for  the development of football in t Nigeria and the

State of Marylan.


Olajire said “At a meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday, 30th June 2021,

President of the NFF and a Member of the FIFA Council, Mr Amaju Melvin

Pinnick and the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, Boyd Rutherford

agreed on a number of collaborative areas including but not limited to

minimum of one friendly match with Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Super

Falcons in FIFA window opportunities;.


“utilization of the platform to create a symbiotic economic relationship in broader areas of economic development; leveraging of the Baltimore-Maryland 2026 platform/assets

to create added value for NFF Sponsors for broader activations; focus

on youth development programmes and; the development of a formal

sister city relations to cover football development and stadium

management.” Olajire stated.


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