Sports Minister Dare Sends Strong Message To Pinnick On His 3rd Term Bid As NFF Boss

Sports Minister Dare Sends Strong Message To Pinnick On His 3rd Term Bid As NFF Boss

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Nigeria's Sports Minister Sunday Dare has explained that he is not against Amaju Pinnick's bid for third time
  • Sunday Dare made it clear that the Presidency wants the NFF chiefs to make sure there is election before September
  • The Sports Minister added that the Government will do its part towards making sure that proper things are done

Sunday Dare who is Nigeria's Sports Minister has stated clearly that he is not against Amaju Pinnick's ambition to seek for third term big in office as NFF president.

Amaju Pinnick has been the president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) since 2014 replacing Aminu Maigari who lost his position in the elective congress in Warri.

And after serving for two terms, the former Delta state FA Chairman wants to continue as the head of the Nigerian football house.

Sunday Dare, Amaju Pinnick, NFF election, 3rd term bid.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick in action. Photo: SEYLLOU
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According to the report on Vanguard, Sports Minister Sunday Dare explained that he only wants Amaju Pinnick to do the right thing by conducting free and fair election.

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Sunday Dare's reaction about NFF elective congress

“I am not against Pinnick’s ambition, though he has never told me that he is contesting but I have listened to interviews where he said he is not contesting.
“So, on the basis of that I am saying the right thing should be done. There has been so much crisis over the years and that has necessitated President Buhari to insist that an election should be held on or before September, with major stakeholders being carried along to forestall any recurrence of what we had in the past.
“We have done our part as government institution, but now it is now left for NFF congress to decide their faith.''

Jubilation as top Italian giants announce the signing of Super Eagles star

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi got the chance to continue playing his football in the first division after Italian Serie A side Empoli announced his signing from Benfica.

The 26-year-old right back signed a three-year deal with Empoli and he is gearing up to help the side in all competitions in the coming season.

Last season, the Nigerian played for Venezia in the Italian top flight, featuring in 19 matches, but could not rescue the Venice-based outfit from getting demoted to Serie B as they finished at the base of the log.

Empoli announced that they are happy to be having the Nigerian in their squad as they look up to a fruitful season.