Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has again made it clear that he won't be running for another term in office when his current expires.
The CAF first Vice President was involved Chris Giwa in the longest leadership tussle in the history of Nigeria Football and emerged victorious before he was reelected back to the NFF Glass House later in the year.
Pinnick said he’s ready to step aside for another idea once his complete his tenure in office.
“After this tenure, I am not contesting again, I will like to go home to my beautiful wife and kids. I bear no grudges against anyone,” he said
The former Delta State FA boss, however, was happy the country escape the hammer of FIFA in the crisis that will be long remembered by Nigeria football lovers.
“Imagine if we had been banned, the Super Eagles who have qualified for the Nations cup in 2019 would have been denied that, the Super Falcons who have clinched their 9th African Women’s Nations Cup and have a ticket to the world cup in France, our Beach Eagles who have qualified for the World cup in Paraguay, all these would not have been possible,” he said.
Pinnick added that the Country‘s two senior National teams, the Super Eagles and Super Falcons are very important to the federation, even the Eagles are a big brand but the Falcons are also getting their fair share.
“Our national teams are special brands we certainly don’t treat them with levity. The super falcons are getting their fair share. We told them if they win the nations cup they will get $10,000 each and that we gave to them.
“There were people who approached the Federation to say we want to appreciate the girls and I said no don’t give to the Federation, I will give you their account numbers and you credit them directly, let them feel that appreciation coming directly from Nigerians,” the FIFA 2018 match commissioner said.
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