Is Abba Yola The Anointed NFF President By The Sports Minister?
Could former top Sports Ministry chieftain and now Chief of Staff to the Sports Minister, Abba Yola, (PICTURED) be the next President of the NFF?
The Sports Minister’s renewed interest in the NFF has caused all manners of speculations, one of which s that Abba Yola is the man Sunday Dare has anointed to replace Amaju Pinnick as NFF boss.
The Sports Minister stood by Augustine Eguavoen to stay on as Super Eagles coach at least till the World Cup playoffs even when the NFF would have preferred to hire a foreign coach for the all-important assignment.
Dare has so far got the Federal Government to pay the salaries of Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro.
He was also the one who got the Eagles to play their ill-fated World Cup playoffs against rivals Ghana at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja to the frustration of the NFF.
Abba Yola himself is very much interested in leading Nigeria Football.
Remember he scored 0 votes at the NFF Presidential polls eight years ago in Warri.
He has also told some close to him that he believes with his long-standing experience in the sports circle he can do a good job as NFF President.