Current President, Amaju Pinnick is on his way out of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). And he has revealed he won’t vie for a third term after a series of rumours linking him with another four years on the job.
Meanwhile, Clergyman, football pundit and former Nigerian international, Peterside Idah expressed his desire of becoming the next NFF President.
Idah, who played for BCC Lions of Gboko (now defunct), Enyimba and Moroka Swallows in his playing days is a regular feature on Supersport’s Soccer Africa where he appears as one of the ‘wise men’ as pundits on the show are called. He was also a Media Officer of the Super Eagles.
In a video posted on Twitter, Idah called it a “revolution of football in Nigeria”. And he said change needs to happen.
We have paid our dues pic.twitter.com/LS8lOeaizj
Its looking brighter,it’s for the people,TOTAL RESTORATION ITS FOR THE FANS,,for the love of country and football.#NFF
It’s a dream let’s make it work #Nff pic.twitter.com/fkRo16PagB
He earned invitations in the early 2000s but never played for Nigeria in a competitive game.
Other interested persons in the position are Christian Emeruwa, Head of CAF Security. And according to yet-to-be confirmed rumours, the first Vice President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi and LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko are also eyeing the stool.
Both current members of the NFF Executive Committee have not confirmed or denied their interest in the position.