NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari will on Thursday in Asaba, capital of Delta State, lay the foundation stone for the Delta State Football House.
Chairman of the Delta State Football Association, Mr. Amaju Pinnick said on Wednesday that the project, which will gulp about N140 million, will be constructed entirely with funds from the private sector.
“We are building the Football House with the sum of N140 million and all the money will be sourced entirely from the private sector. We are not going to take any money from the government.
“I am doing this as one of the legacies to leave behind when I finish my term as Chairman of Delta State Football Association,” said Pinnick.
Maigari lauded the effort by the Delta State Football Association: “This is a wonderful journey they have started, and should ginger other State FAs to also embark on project and programmes that will revitalize Nigeria football.”
The edifice is named after the late Mr. Patrick Okpomo, a three-time Secretary General of then Nigeria Football Association who also worked in various capacities for the Confederation of African Football (CAF).