The National President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Mr Honour Sirawoo has commended the vision driven programme of the Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation for appointing members of the association as media officers of various national football teams.
According to a statement issued by the Special adviser on Media to the President, the SWAN boss described the appointment as “the first time in history the association will have such numbers”.
He reiterated that the NFF has further deepened SWAN’s determined efforts to ensure that only licensed sports journalists are saddled with such responsibilities.
Among those appointed are Pius Ayinor (Super Eagles B), Sharrif Abdallah (Olympic Eagles) and Andrew Randa (Flying Eagles).
Others are Cecilia Omoragbe (Falconets) Francis Achi (Golden Eaglets) Faith Meremegbunam (Flamingos) and Tobi Adepoju (U15 National boys-Future Eagles). While Toyin Ibitoye (Super Eagles) and Jane Nweze (Super Falcons) were retained in their various positions.
“I must say kudos and thank you to President Amaju Pinnick and his team. This has been one of our priorities since we came on board, that our members should be recognized as professionals and contributors to sports development.
Furthermore, he added that “We are particularly happy that all those appointed are current card-carrying members of the association, which goes to show that there is unity of purpose among critical stakeholders towards the advancement of Sports in Nigeria” the SWAN boss added.
While further appreciating the gesture of the NFF Boss, Sirawoo assured the NFF that the association will trigger its machinery to ensure that the teams benefit maximally from the appointments and pledged the preparedness of SWAN to partner the federation for the development of football in Nigeria.