- Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that he will not be vying for the NFF position for the third time
- There had been reports credited to the NFF boss, claiming he is interested in running for a third term
- Pinnick, in a TV interview, disclosed that he will only intervene but not interfere in the electoral process
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has disclosed that he will not vie for the coveted position for the third time.
Pinnick has finally cleared the air as he declared that he would not be running for a third term after his tenure expires this year.
The former chairman of Delta State Football Association was elected in 2014, and having been re-elected, his second term is billed to end by September 2022.
There had been reports that Pinnick, who is also a member of the FIFA executive council committee, is said to be interested in continuing his stay in office.
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However, in a chat with Arise TV on Monday, the vice president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said he will only be in a position to intervene, not interfere during the process of electing a new president.
Pinnick said, as per Complete Sports:
“There are so many Nigerians capable of being there (NFF boss). I will assist and work with anyone who wins the elections and emerge as president.
“That I promise. I will intervene but will not interfere.”
Peterside Idah wants NFF presidency position
Meanwhile, former Nigerian international Peterside Idah has disclosed his reasons for vying for the position of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president.
The current president of the federation, Amaju Pinnick, has a few weeks left, and the next election is scheduled to hold in September.
Idah, who is based in South Africa and well known as a football pundit, narrated how he cried after Nigeria failed to qualify for the World Cup.
He stated that failure to defeat Ghana has spurred him to eye the position of the NFF president in his bid to turn Nigerian football around.
Gernot Rohr cries out over unpaid outstanding salaries
Sports Brief earlier reported that former coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has told the Nigeria Football Federation to pay him his outstanding salary.
The Franco-German tactician urged the football house to pay him with interest along with the current dollar rate following their delay in making the payment.
Gernot Rohr lost his position as the Super Eagles coach in December 2021, just a month before the African Cup of Nations was held in Cameroon.
Source: Sports Brief News