Pinnick to hand over sporting facilities to Hussey College
By Tony Oji
The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick will do a ceremonial handing-over of a number of brand-new sporting facilities and blocks of classrooms on Friday, to his Alma Mater, Orient Sports reports.
Pinnick, in his second term as President of the Nigeria Football Federation, a former 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football and presently Member of the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions is presenting the facilities to his former school as part of his Golden Jubilee anniversary celebrations, and as a way of strongly galvanising the interest of the school’s present-day students in sports.
“Hussey College has an intimidating pedigree when it comes to sports. The school has produced a long list of the nation’s real icons in football and other sports, as well as juggernauts in other fields of human endeavour. I am proud to be able to do something for this great institution.
“On Friday, I will be presenting to the school a new football field with a sitting pavillion that has plastic seats, as well as a new volleyball court and two fully –furnished blocks of classrooms,” Pinnick said.
In addition, Pinnick will also be presenting to the school authorities four sets of Hussey College customized football jerseys and balls, as well as four sets of volleyball jerseys and balls.
Orient Sports reports that Hussey College is one of the most renown secondary institutions of learning in the country, has churned out distinguished personalities in sports, banking, commerce, education, law, engineering, entertainment, the military, economics, media and persons who went on to become monarchs.
“Football, nay sport is a veritable and venerable calling these days. Our youths need facilities and equipment for physical, mental and talent development. We also have the responsibility to provide them with the conducive environment to discover their actual talent and hone the same, and nurture it for the greater good of the country in future international competitions,” Pinnick added.
Orient Sports understands that top officials of the Delta State Government, captains of industry, prominent alumni of Hussey College, monarchs, political and business heavyweights and high-end entrepreneurs are expected at the handing-over ceremony.