Sports minister congratulates new executives of Nigeria player’s union


The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has congratulated the Professional Players’ Union of Nigeria new executive for the peaceful conduct of their election which ushered in former Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida as President.

Sports minister Sunday Dare

A statement signed by the Media Office of the Minister yesterday said,: “I hereby congratulate the Nigerian Professional Players’ Union over its peaceful election which led to the emergence of notable ex-internationals Tijani Babangida as President.

Tijani Babangida

“Others elected include; Clement Temile (1st Vice President); Victor Ikpeba (2nd Vice President) and Emmanuel Babayaro (General Secretary) respectively.

Victor Ikpeba

“This (election) is a confirmation of the organisational ability and cohesion among the players. You are worthy partners in the concerted efforts to deepen the development of Nigerian Football.

“The unity of leadership is important for the task ahead of ensuring players’ welfare and protecting their rights. Without unity among the players, there can be no development. I encourage the new leadership to work with a vision that would impact the growth of Nigerian Football,” concludes the minister in the statement from his media office.

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