Renowned sports journalist Adewale Ajayi has again won a battle of pride and prestige against the Nigeria football federation as another one of his many campaigns for fairplay and justice in Nigeria football has received positive attention from the NFF
Ajayi, whose profile has continued to rise following the role he played in helping to ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerian journalists during the period of the corona virus pandemic has in the last two weeks, been at the forefront of the campaign for fairplay in the distribution of the FIFA Foward funds among other paliatives from CAF and FIFA.
Speaking to NSM Media on Tuesday, the respected Journalist who now resides and work in Canada, said he is a fulfilled man, while also using the opportunity to thank the leadership of the Nigeria football federation for a job well done.
Ajayi commended NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, for listening to the voice of reasoning and appealed to him to go a step further to do the right thing by settling the lingering crisis in Anambra state football association.
He has promised that after the Anambra crisis is settled amicably, he will wash his hands off Nigeria football and concentrate his energy on moving his career forward.
The man of the people, a distinguish personality, a respected sports journalist who shared over 6million naira among his colleagues to help cushion the biting effect of the corona virus on them, says he is not on a mission to witchhunt Amaju and his team but to help them retrace their steps towards repositioning and rebranding Nigeria football.
In the last four weeks, he has fought for the following and all have received positive responses
1. Payment of 2018 Falconets outstanding match bonuses- SETTLED
2. Payment of Tolu Abe medical bills- SETTLED
3. Payment of late Uzama Douglas outstanding match bonuses- ALMOST SETTLED
4. Payment of 2016 Under 20 men National team outstanding bonuses- ALMOST SETTLED.
5. Payment of FIFA Forward fund and other palliatives from CAF to deserving stakeholders- SETTLED
Looking back, Ajayi says he is a fulfilled man and has now used the opportunity to thank everyone involved in this struggle especially members of the award winning Nigeria sports mouthpiece platform NSM, a WhatsApp platform that has become a pressure group, piling pressure on the Nigeria football federation and other sporting federations to live up to their responsibilities.
He says his next agenda is to remind the NFF of their promise to appoint new media officers for the various National teams. This is in fulfillment of a pledge they made sometime last year when they said that the tenure of this present set of media officers end after their last assignments. That too, he hopes the NFF will attend to urgently.
He appreciates everyone that believe in this struggle and appealed to them not to surrender.