NFF President Amaju Pinnick Says He will Not Seek Third Term


Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has stated that he will not seek a re-election into the organisation’s helm for the third term when his current term ends in 2022.

While speaking to reporters, Pinnick said he made the decision to step down in two years’ time even before his re-election for second term. He thanked Members of the Congress, Executive Committee, and stakeholders of the game for their support so far.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick Says He will Not Seek Third Term

“I made my decision even before earning the second mandate on 20th September 2018. I will not be running for the NFF Presidency again. I want to thank the Members of the Congress, my colleagues on the Executive Committee, Management and Staff, and stakeholders of the game for their support. I will be stepping off in 2022 to give another person the opportunity to lead Nigeria Football. That is the truth,” he said.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick also serves as an executive member for the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), confirmed that although he would consider running for CAF presidency in future, he is currently seeking for a place on the FIFA council.

“I have consulted wide and this is the route I feel comfortable to take for now. Membership of the FIFA Council also confers a lot of responsibility on one and you have the opportunity to make crucial contributions to the running of world football,” explained Pinnick.
“Things may change in a couple of years, but for now, I am going for the FIFA Council based on the consultations I have had and the plan that is on ground,” he added.

Pinnick also confirmed Nigeria will support the candidacy of South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe as the next CAF boss.



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