Newly-elected President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr. Honour Sirawoo, yesterday pledged that the rank and file of the association will give ample support to the present NFF administration to return Nigeria football to glory days.
Speaking during a visit to the NFF Secretariat in Abuja, where he met with NFF President Amaju Pinnick and other members of the NFF Board, Sirawoo assured that his leadership would ensure that sports journalists in the country observe the fine ethics of the profession in their daily practice.
“In truth, there are several challenges facing football, nay sports in our country today. Yet, the times call for constructive criticisms and for putting heads together to come up with workable solutions that can drive us to new heights.
“More good heads are better than a few. As stakeholders of the game, sports journalists have a responsibility to serve as watchdogs and also to make recommendations that will steer the ship of Nigeria sports to better shores.”
NFF President Amaju Pinnick congratulated Sirawoo on his election, and pledged that the present NFF administration will work together with the new SWAN executive council and listen to its advice and suggestions from time to time.
With Sirawoo on the visit were SWAN secretary general, Mr. Olawale Alabi, Chairman of FCT chapter, Mr. Kayode Adeniyi and some other members of the executive council.