South South FA Bosses Advise Pinnick To Reconsider Second Term Bid

Two FA chairmen from the South South region have reportedly advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to reconsider his bid for a second term as the body’s president.

The chairmen spoke about the upcoming NFF elections scheduled for September in separate interviews with the Guardian while they were at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

One of the FA chairmen said: “Two things might play out as soon as we arrive in Nigeria.”

“One is the fact that no NFF chairman had served two terms, and the other issue, which I think will nail Pinnick’s ambition is the poor performance of the Eagles in Russia.

If the team had done well, perhaps, many Nigerians would have wanted him to continue in office. But since the team fumbled, I doubt if things will work out for him.” He concluded.

While speaking during his own interview, the other FA chairman said: “Pinnick’s personal relationship with a majority members on the board is not cordial. He has so many enemies within, and he is running a divided camp.”

Former Delta State Sports Commission chairman, Amaju Melvin Pinnick was elected as the NFF President in 2014 and is hoping to seek re-election for another four-year term later this year.