NFF Celebrates Foremost Nigerian Sports Journalist, Francis Achi (Totori Master) @50
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It was never a coincidence that his birthday happened a day the Super Eagles played their last AFCON Group match in Cameroon and the birthday was golden.
Francis Achi has for the greater part of his 50 years lived, drank, slept and dreamed in sports especially football where he has caved an unparalleled niche for himself.
It was no wonder therefore, that it was a double celebration in in far away Garoua, Cameroon where Francis Achi, popularly known as Totori Master and highly reputable Nigerian journalist clocked the golden age of 50 years.
And the Super Eagles also won their last group game against Guinea Bissau 2-0 to spice up the day.
Mr Achi, is the publisher of www.totorinews.com, also the media officer of the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria and the NFF chiefs in Garoua, Cameroon gave him a pleasant surprise birthday celebration as they baked a special cake for the milestone he has achieved.
“We thank God as we celebrate Francis Achi, whom we all call Totori on this occasion of his 50th birthday, his golden jubilee and to mark his day, NFF presented a special cake for the celebration,” Fresh Yusuf, chairman technical committee of the NFF said.
“We are happy to celebrate a brother and friend in the football family in Nigeria and we want to urge him to remain steadfast in the discharge of his duties” he added.
Speaking also at the event, Hon. Sunday Samson Longbap, chairman of Plateau State Football Association, admonished him to always be guided with wisdom in whatever decision he takes, noting that attaining the age of 50 years is a welcome to the club of elders and elders are known for their acts of wisdom.
“You are welcome to the table of elders as we all join you to celebrate your 50 years on earth. God deserves the honour and glory for this feat and we pray that you will apply more wisdom in all you do,” Hon. Longbap advised
The celebrant gave thanks to God and also appreciate the NFF for honouring his day, as he crowned it by singing a special number ‘ ‘Goodness of God” to the delight of everyone at the event.
Daring, articulate, investigative and a professional to the core, Mr Achi have worked in many prestigious media companies in Nigeria before he decided to establish his own medium that is the darling of Nigerians in prompt information dissemination.