3RD TERM AGENDA: Pinnick Brags Presidency, Sports Minister Behind Me
Just hours after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Amaju Pinnick was already boasting that his plan to lead the NFF for a record third term was very much intact because both the Nigerian Presidency as well as the Sports Minister are fully behind him in this respect.
Observers have dismissed the chances of Pinnick continuing to head the NFF especially after the country’s biggest football brand, the Super Eagles, bombed at the recent AFCON in Cameroon before they failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
A source told www.insideglasshouse.com: “Pinnick is still gunning for a third term as NFF President.
“Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
“He told anyone who cared to listen even after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the World Cup, that nothing has changed about his third term agenda because he enjoys the full support of both the Presidency as well as Sports Minister Sunday Dare.”
Pinnick’s claim is most baffling because there has been nothing to cheer in his eight years in charge of Nigeria Football.
Rather, the national sport has suffered one setback after the other amid widespread allegations of corruption leveled against Pinnick and other top NFF officials.
This was despite the unprecedented financial support the NFF have received from the Federal Government of Nigeria.