Pinnick, NFF Executives Dare 200 Million Nigerians: We Won’t Resign
The NFF Board led by Amaju Pinnick has resolved it will not resign despite the unmitigated failure of Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
The general public has called for the immediate resignation of the entire NFF Executive Committee in the wake of the country’s non-qualification for the World Cup in Qatar.
www.insideglasshouse.com has learnt that hours after the Super Eagles failed to beat arch-rivals Ghana to bag the ticket to Qatar 2022, the NFF Executives met in-person to take some key decisions, principally the disengagement of the technical staff of the national team led by Augustine Eguavoen as well as that they will not step down no matter the pressure piled on them.
One of the NFF Board members confided in a major Stakeholder that they hope to weather the storm caused by the World Cup disaster and thereafter try to again “move Nigeria football forward”.
“We will not resign,” said the defiant NFF Board member from the NorthWest.
“We did everything for the Eagles to qualify for the World Cup, but the players failed us and the nation.
“Yes the pressure is on for us to resign, but we won’t give in to it.
“We believe all the noises will soon go down and after which we will again try to map out the way forward for Nigeria football.”
It was further learnt that part of the survival strategy of the Pinnick Board is to move quickly to organise friendly matches leading up to the World Cup with teams like Canada and Portugal who qualified for the Mundial.
The majority of the Executive Committee are also confident they will be on the ballot for re-election at the NFF polls in September.
The NFF under Pinnick’s eight-year watch have not only taken Nigeria Football many years backwards, but they have also been terribly tarnished by corruption allegations as well as glaring cases of incompetence and negligence of duty.