Ahead of Thursday’s elections into the NFF Executive Committee in Katsina, incumbent president Amaju Pinnick has vowed that this would be his last shot at an elective office in Nigeria.
“My brother, after the Katsina election it ‘ll be a final bye bye to any form of election in Nigeria,” he said.
When pressed further, the former Chairman of Delta FA and Executive Chairman of Delta Sports Commission remained coy, saying: “a hunter does not narrate all that he encounters in his hunting expedition”.
He however said he came out for a second term to steady the transformation of Nigerian football in terms of vision, youth development and more importantly to actualize the drive for the NFF to be self-reliant.
“There is need for continuity for Nigerian football to prosper. There is this uncommon relationship between the Corporate World and our executive built on transparency and integrity. Before now, this relationship was non-existent. It is all for the good of the game that we want to show the light so that others coming after us will find their way. Once a structure is established, it becomes easy to manage”, he said.
Pinnick who helped to unseat legendary former CAF President Issa Hayatou and Install Ahmad from Madagascar has broken the gate in CAF and Zurich with his relationships in the high-wire politics of global football.
He slugs it out with former NFA Chairman, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, ex-international and former member of NFA, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Mr. Chinedu Okoye, proprietor of amateur league club, Bimo FC.