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Akinwunmi Quits As Lagos FA Boss

Seyi Akinwunmi (PICTURED) will not stand for Re-Election as Chairman of the Lagos Football Association (FA) after 12 years at the helm of Eko Football.

The former NFF 1st Vice President will convey this decision to the South West Stakeholders tomorrow and thereafter the Lagos FA Congress.

The 2023 Annual General Assembly of the Lagos FA has been fixed for 11am Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at the association’s head office on Ogunlana Drive in Surulere, Lagos.

The barrister of law had to overcome an epic battle to be re-elected for a second term after the owner of 36 Lion FC Lagos Hajj Gaafar took the contest to a second round.

Speculations are rife why Akinwunmi is throwing the towel less than a year when he contested to be President of the NFF.

One of such rumours is that he wishes to be appointed Chairman of NPFL club Remo Stars, which will allow him to contest for the Chairmanship of the Interim Management Committee (IMC); a position that will make him the NFF 2nd Vice President.

It is said he has the full support of the incoming Federal Government led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

It is also speculated that he will back his Vice Chairman Tade Azeez, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), to succeed him as Lagos FA boss.


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