Akinwunmi Eyes NFF Presidency Again After Stepping Down As FA Boss
Seyi Akinwunmi (PICTURED) may have announced he will not seek re-election as Chairman of the Lagos FA after 12 years at the helm, but he has at the same time set in motion machinery that will see him emerge as NFF President come 2026.
It is believed that he is charting a new Presidential ambition after he was beaten to the top job by Ibrahim Gusau at last year’s polls in Benin City.
The former NFF 1st Vice President has therefore installed himself as Chairman of the previously redundant Western State Football Forum so as to remain relevant and in full control of the SouthWest region.
At last September’s Elections, he controlled Lagos, Ogun and Ekiti FAs.
He has gone a further step by appointing his loyalist and Ogun FA Chairman Majekodunmi as the new Co-ordinator of the region, an appointment that has usually been done by the NFF themselves.
The lawyer will also be expected to install a stooge to replace him as Lagos FA Chairman.