Why we partnered NFF, paid Oliseh’s salary – Zenith Bank


R-L: Amaju Pinnick, NFF President, Peter Amangbo, CEO/MD, Zenith Bank with other officials
The management of Zenith Bank Plc has said that its partnership with Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on youth football development is a worthwhile Social Corporate Responsibility that will benefit Nigerian youth.
The bank will also bankroll the salary of Sunday Oliseh, chief coach of the Super Eagles for one year which is believed to be N60 million.
It would be recalled that a new chapter was opened in Nigeria football on Monday when the Nigeria Football Federation and Zenith Bank Plc announced a partnership for youth football development and capacity building programs in Lagos.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick led the NFF top hierarchy to a brief but colourful event at Zenith Bank’s headquarters in Lagos, where the topmost financial institution’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter Amangbo emphasized that “we are ready to empower the new crop of young and accountable administrators at the NFF to reach lofty heights.”
Amangbo noted that the coming of a crop of young, passionate, intelligent and transparent persons to the helm of affairs at the NFF was indeed pleasing.
“This is a crop of people you see doing things and benchmarking them against global best practices. For a very long time, we have not seen this in Nigeria football administration.
“The quality of people leading the NFF has spurred us to commit to giving them support. We are ready and happy to empower them to reach the lofty heights they have set for themselves.”
The partnership announcement began with a presentation by NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi, who in his capacity as Chairman of the Youth Football Committee, regaled the gathering with NFF’s comprehensive youth development program, including but not limited to grassroots, U-13, U-15 sub-heads, which will be in the framework of what he …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper