Shorunmu highlights areas Amaju Pinnick must improve upon

Nigeria Football Federation
The 45-year-old secured another four-year mandate to lead the Nigeria football and the ex-international has laid down a challenge before him

Ike Shorunmu has highlighted areas Amaju Pinnick must improve on after he was re-elected as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation.

On Thursday, the former Delta State football Association boss beat off competitions from Taiwo Ogunjobi, Aminu Maigari and Chinedu Okoye to secure another four-year mandate at an elective congress in Katsina state.

In his first tenure, the three-time African champions qualified for their sixth appearance at the 2018 World Cup and avoided the rancour that plagued the team in Brazil 2014, having boycotted a training session because of their bonus ahead of their game against France.

However, the Super Eagle failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 editions of the African Cup of Nations under his leadership and have not been impressive in the underage competitions.

“I say congratulations to him for retaining the sit for the first time in the history of Nff,” Shorunmu told Goal.

“We have to give him our support for his second term to be a success.

“However, he needs to look back on the areas he needs to work more on so that the next four years will be better than before.

“We have to wish him all the best. He has done well he needs to continue and do more although there is no way in the world everybody can be satisfied.

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“He needs to put attention on youth football, the grassroots, the under 17, 20 and the female football. He shouldn’t just put his attention on the Super Eagles alone.

“He has muscled the Super Eagles in terms of cash and organization, he needs to do more of this for the young ones too and the ladies for everybody to enjoy his tenure.

“I wish him all the best and he must try to carry everybody along."