Influential Nigerians begging me to run for third term


Mr. Melvin Amaju Pinnick the President of the Nigeria Football Federation has said that he has been advised by influential Nigerians to contest for a third term.

Amaju Pinnick has been the NFF president for two tenures (8 years in total) and he has now hinted at reigning four more years.

The 51-year-old who is a member of the Fifa Council representing Anglophone countries as well as a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee, on Monday told the People Sport in Nairobi of his third term ambition.

“I had initially decided not to vie, but I have been receiving several calls from very influential Nigerians as well as genuine lovers of the sport urging me to seek another term. It is within the law and I will decide about it when the right time comes,” he said.

He added: “ I’m yet to talk to my family and my business associates though, but there are voices wanting me to continue.” Pinnick who took over the leadership of Nigeria football from Amimu Maigari in 2014, is the only person to have served the federation for more than a single term and is currently serving the final days of his second term.



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