Contrary to speculations making the rounds that the incumbent president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick is planning to seek another term in office after the expiration of his term in 2022, the NFF boss has debunked the idea.
Speaking via zoom conference, Pinnick said in clear terms that he is not staying a day beyond the expiration of his tenure in 2022.
According to him, the Delta born football administrator said, “You can quote me anywhere, I am not seeking to recontest again after 2022. There is nothing to contest for again having spent two terms in office. The idea is to give another people the chance to contribute their own quota towards the development of football in the country,” he said.
Pinnick added, “It is amazing the way people are speculating about the issue and I am repeating it now in clear terms that I am done with NFF presidency. We have more people that can take it up from where we stop but for me, it’s no going back on my decision. I am not seeking third term as NFF presidency,” he said.
Speaking further, the NFF presidency hinted that there is the possibility of allowing the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rhor continue with his job even if he fails to win AFCON as been mandated by the federation.
According to him, “We may not ask him to leave even if he fails to win AFCON but if we see great improvements from the team. What concerns us is to have a formidable national team squad that each Nigerians will be proud of now and in the nearest future,” he said.
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It would be recalled that the federation and the coach had recently signed an extension to his contract.