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‘Desperado’ Pinnick Sacrifices Business Partner Rohr In Crazed 3rd Term Bid

In his crazed, misguided, unpopular and desperate bid to go for a third-term as NFF President, Amaju Pinnick has again sacrificed a very close ally, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr.

His vaulting ambition has already seen him give up on 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi, his London friend of many years who the powerful Northern Caucus has insisted must be replaced by one of their own if Pinnick truly wants their support for his bid to head Nigeria Football for another four-year term come September 2022.

Despite some scandalous unfavourable results to the likes of Madagascar, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic, Rohr has gone on to be the longest serving Super Eagles coach as he spent more than five years on one of the toughest football posts in Africa.

This was only so because Pinnick, who is allegedly the business partner of Rohr and the agent William Da Villa, stood solidly behind the coach through many storms.

Pinnick is the “President of the Super Eagles Board” and Rohr and Da Villa were his executive directors.

Sports Minister Sunday Dare clearly and openly pushed for the exit of Rohr and on several occasions took on the coach as it concerns how he went about his work, from being an “absentee coach” to using players in the domestic merely as training materials for the Super Eagles.

However, this month the NFF big chief finally withdrew his support after sources close to him said he became tired of defending Rohr even as his unpopularity shot up.

Pinnick already has a history of “using and dumping” his close allies.

Former NFF President Aminu Maigari and former NSC DG Gbenga Elebeleye masterminded Pinnick’s emergence as NFF President in Warri in September 2014 reportedly on the orders of the Presidency.

But today, Pinnick has severed ties with both mentors to the extent he is no longer on speaking terms with them.   


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