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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has praised the Bauchi State government for allocating 13 hectares of land for the proposed National Technical Centre in the State.

President of NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, who is also a prominent son of Bauchi State, made the disclosure in Abuja yesterday after meeting with Governor Isa Yuguda.

'The Government of Bauchi State has allocated 13 hectares of land to the proposed National Technical Centre in Bauchi State - one of the FIFA's Goal Projects that we are embarking on and for which we already had the go-ahead of world football-governing body, FIFA', said Maigari.

'For this great gesture, the NFF is full of appreciation of the Bauchi State government'.

The project will form part of the three-arm FIFA Goal Project 2 for which the NFF already had provisional approval, working hand-in-hand with the FIFA Development Officer for West Africa, Mr. Sampon Kablan.

The other National Technical Centres are billed for Lagos and Anambra States.

Yesterday, FIFA Development Officer, Mr. Sampon Kablan, was excited by the approval by the Bauchi State Government, with the land space granted in the name of Nigeria Football Federation.

'Now, surely work can start. Once we finish with that of Bauchi State, we move to the other states', he said.

In a related development, the FIFA Development Officer approved 8th - 12th May date for the WIAWA Coaching Course that will see 20 coaches of Nigeria Premier League clubs and 10 national team coaches come together for a refresher programme in Abuja.

Yesterday, Kablan also proposed that an administrative course that will involve 20 administrators of Nigeria Premier League clubs and 10 officials from the Nigeria Football Federation will be held in Abuja between 2nd - 7th July, 2012.