NFF Mourns Mallam Abba Kyari

By Ilekhuoba Taiye - The Nigerian Football Federation has extended their condolences to the presidency over the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Late Chief of Staff to his Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari.

The NFF director of Communications, Ademola Olajire described the late Abba Kyari's death as a big loss to the Nigerian football family also portraying him as a friend and a great man.
"Mallam Abba Kyari’s death is a big loss to the NFF, Nigerian Football family and the entire country as a whole."

"Nigeria’s football industry has lost a friend and a great man who showed tremendous interest in the progress of the country’s game. He was, indeed, a colossus."

Olajire added that the late KYARI will be fondly remembered for his commitment to the development of the national teams and recalled how his passion for the national team was felt when he received the victorious super falcons when they clinched their 10th AWCON title in Ghana.

"The NFF never had reason, even for one day, to doubt Mallam Kyari’s commitment to the development of Nigerian football and the National Teams. He had keen interest in the teams and treated matters concerning them and Nigerian football generally with his well-known empathy and utmost sense of duty."
"In his interactions with the leadership of NFF and even the teams, Mallam Kyari was an embodiment of simplicity, humanity and integrity. His personal presence at the airport in Abuja to receive the victorious Super Falcons’ contingent to the Women Africa Cup of Nations competition in Ghana in December 2018 only underscored his passion and keen interest in matters of the National Teams and Nigeria football."

"We loved him, but Almighty God loves him more. We can only pray that God grants his soul eternal rest and also grants his immediate family, President Buhari, top officials of Government, his friends and indeed the Nigerian Football family the fortitude to bear the big loss."

Our thoughts are with his family.

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