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4. Football Administration

  • Chairman, First Instance Body (FIB) on Club Licensing System in Nigeria -2014 to date.

  • Inaugural Director. LMC (Premier League), Member of NFF Appeals Committee, Member NFF Strategic Development Committee.

  • Member/secretary, Ministerial Committee on Super Eagles Bonus Row and code of conduct drafting- 2013.

  • Consultant to Federal House of Representatives sports committee (2008 to 2011) and assisted in the drafting of the Bill for the establishment of the National Sports Commission that was passed by the House in 2009.

  • Organised the First ever Premier league clubs tour of Nigeria with Manchester United and Portsmouth FC participating along with Kano Pillars.
    FIFA Goal Project Manager, Nigeria (2004 –2009).

  • NFL My Policy Thrust and Marketing Consultant (2005-2011) and facilitated the record breaking title sponsorship of the NPL. Drive all NPL marketing and strategic development since inception in 2005 to date.

  • NFF adviser/Consultant (2005-date)

  • Chairman/Proprietor, Kaduna Professionals FC (2000-date). Won the 2004 kaduna State FA Cup.

  • Recognised by the organisers of the Soccerex Conference in London as among the 10 most important football personalities along with the Chairmen and chief executives of the Spanish, German, MLS, and French leagues attending the Soccerex London Forum 2006.

  • Drafted and/or articulated various proposals and blue print for the development of the Nigerian Football including the one that lead to the establishment of the NFL now NPL:

  • Drafted the NFF Statutes for the Ministry of Sports with the mandate to guarantee the total autonomy of the NFF (2005).

  • Reviewed the Decree 101 to conform to FIFA requirements and international standards (2005).

  • NFF 4-year blue print (2005).

  • Blue print for the establishment of an independent League Management Board, that lead to the setting of the Nigeria Football League (2004) now NPL. Drafted the mission and vision statement of the NFL (NPL) and its objectives.

  • Blue print for the establishment of the professional Pension Fund, welfare standards and basic education development schemes for Nigerian Players (2003).

  • Facilitated and proposed the technical agreement between the NFF/NFL and the English FA and the FA Premier League which seeks to drive the restructuring of Nigerian Football.

  • Facilitated and articulated the business plan for the NFL partnership with PA Sport which will among others create jobs as well as raise substantial revenues into Nigerian Football. Its estimated that over N300m will be generated monthly from them project.

  • Drafted a National Merchandizing program for Nigerian Premier clubs through KELME.

  • Co-Created the Abuja Six-a-Side Corporate Football League (2004).

  • Positively guided the careers of many players and coaches (1996-date).

  • Served with distinction in various important committees and projects of the NSC, NFF, NPL etc (2002 –date).

  • Generally involved with football at all levels from Grassroots, to Amateur, professional, local government, State, National and International levels. Build useful contacts at all levels.

  • Able to build a very cordial relationship and earn respect from all stakeholders in Nigerian Football for the good of the game. From the Sports Ministry, NFF, NFL, Clubs, State FA’s, Players, Coaches, and Sports Journalists etc Able to work and get along on a positive note with all stakeholders.

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