Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has revealed that the body’s aim is to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cameroon rather than the politics of football.
Barr. Akinwunmi was speaking at a press conference to unveil the Super Eagles squad for the crucial 2019 AFCON qualifying clash at Seychelles.
The NFF Chief, who is also Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) chairman, further stated that similar situations led to the inability of the Super Eagles to qualify for both the 2015 and 2017 AFCON editions and that the current NFF board is determined not to make it a hattrick of misses.
The NFF has been engulfed in crisis for the better part of the last four years but it seems like normalcy is returning to the Glass House after the incumbent Amaju Pinnick-led board was restored back to its rightful place earlier this week to avoid a football ban from world football’s governing body, FIFA.
The NFF Crisis dates back to 2014 when two separate elections led to the emergence of both the Pinnick-led board and the Chris Giwa-led faction.