Nigerian Senator Tells Okocha, Kanu, Others to Challenge Pinnick for NFF Presidency

Nigerian Senator Tells Okocha, Kanu, Others to Challenge Pinnick for NFF Presidency

  • Senator Shehu Sani has challenged the likes of Kanu Nwankwo and Okocha to contest in the NFF elections
  • The Kaduna born big politician is of the views that one of the former Super Eagles star should become next NFF boss
  • Shehu Sani also used former Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o as an example as he is the head of the Cameroonian football

Jay-Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Segun Odegbami, Daniel Amokachi and other Super Eagles legends have been urged by Nigerian senator Shehu Sani for them to contest in the coming NFF elections.

For the past 8 years, Amaju Pinnick has been the one directing the affairs of the Nigerian football after being elected as President defeating the likes of Abba Yola, Uchengula and Mike Umeh.

However, Amaju Pinnick's tenure as the President of the Nigerian Football Federation will be coming to an end in September even though there are speculation that he wants to re-contest.

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Shehu Sani, Jay-Jay Okocha, Kanu, Odegbami, Amokachi, NFF elections, Amaju Pinnick, Sunday Dare, Nigerian football.
Shehu Sani tells Okocha, Kanu and others to challenge Pinnick for the NFF presidency. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein
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Many Nigerians were angry after the Super Eagles' failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, losing the ticket to Ghana and some attacked Amaju Pinnick to resign as the NFF boss.

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According to the post made by Senator Shehu Sani, he explained that former Super Eagles stars should be the ones controlling football in Nigerian using Samuel Eto'o as example.

Shehu Sani's reaction to the coming NFF elections

“The NFF election is here again. Ex-Nigerian Super Eagles should step forward and take the mantle of football administration.''

When is the NFF elections?

There has not been a definite or fixed date for the NFF elections in September, but Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has ordered the football chiefs to do the right thing as soon as possible.

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Victor Osimhen scores as Napoli thrash Verona in the opening League game of the season

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian international Victor Osimhen found the back of the net in Napoli’s 5-2 win over Verona in their opening Serie A game of the season.

Osimhen found the back of the net late in the first half to put his side 2-1 up, and then with 11 minutes left to play, he then provided the assist for Napoli’s fifth goal scored by Matteo Politano.

In ensuring the 23-year-old Super Eagles forward was not injured, coach Luciano Spalletti decided to replace the former Lille man who came off in the 83rd minute.

The win took Napoli to the top position in the league table ahead of the likes of champions AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Roma, who also recorded wins in their opening game.

Source: Sports Brief News