Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Group, Ebi Egbe, has charged the nation’s football stakeholders to rally round Nigeria’s FIFA Council member Amaju Pinnick to remain as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Egbe made the appeal in a release, noting that Pinnick who remains the only NFF president that has won a second term in office ought to retain his position in the world’s soccer decision-making body, FIFA.
The Bayelsa born sport facilities expert, went further to explain that administering football and other sports is quite different from partisan politics where one takes a bow after two terms.
Egbe said: “In International football, there is no provision that says that one must do two terms and quit. In the case of Pinnick, we must thank God that he has succeeded in finding his way into FIFA and to fully benefit from it, we need to make him remain at the Abuja Glass House of NFF.
“It would not be helpful to us as a country if we have a man in FIFA who is not in charge as our soccer federation President.”
Egbe solicited that Amaju should be offered another mandate to remain as NFF president after the expiration of his present tenure.
However, it would be noted that Amaju who was returned in an the election held in Katsina for a second term, said he would not want to contest again for the NFF presidency.
Recall that the Nigerian Government thrown its weight behind Amaju Pinnick’s bid to be a member of the world football governing body, FIFA Council.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare stated this at a press conference in Abuja.
Dare, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Engineer Nebolisa Anako, said if Pinnick succeeds, it will not only be beneficial to him, but to Nigeria and Africa.