Sunday, 5 March 2017

CAF Election - Ex- NFF Boss Wants Pinnick, Stakeholders to Bury Differences

Former chairman of the then Nigeria Football Association, NFA, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima has called on the NFF president Amaju Pinnick and aggrieved members of Nigerian football to close ranks in the over all interest of Nigerian football.
The football fraternity in Nigeria is presently divided over the decision of the NFF president to openly declare support for Issa Hayatou's opponent in the forthcoming CAF elections in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In a chat with Daily Trust on Saturday, the highly respected sports administrator said since government has come out to endorse Pinick for the CAF election, all other parties should respect the decision of government.
He said:  "Since the minister of sports announced government's support for Pinnick, we all must respect the decision of government.

"I believe those who had issues with Pinnick and his ambition did so because he failed to consult properly. I don't think they raised objections because they don't like him.

"I advise Pinnick to quickly reach out to every one concerned and try to heal the wounds. He must find ways to bring everyone together to ensure the outcome of the CAF election favours Nigeria.

"In everything we do, we must try to put the interest of the country first. Our football is not where it should be so we must avoid creating more problems.

"If Pinnick is supporting the man from Madagascar, he should be sure that in the end, Nigerian football will benefit. It is a dicey situation for Nigeria.
Daily Trust reports

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