Ex-Super Eagles star, Etin John Esin has sent a strong message of appeal to the two warring factions for leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to reach an accord and avoid a possible hammer by world soccer body, FIFA.
Speaking ahead of FIFA’s Monday deadline to Nigeria to put its football federation in order, or face suspension, Esin appealed to Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa to sheathe their swords for the good of the round leather game in the country.
Nigeria has up till Monday to put its house in order if it must avoid sanctions arising from ongoing wrangling between the FIFA- recognized Pinnick and the rival Giwa-led group.
Esin, who made marks with Nigeria’s youth team and had a spell playing professional football in Belgium, expressed disgust at the festering crisis, while also wondering why the war keeps raging, when the NFF’s next election is just next month.
However, rather than take a swipe at both feuding groups, Esin appealed to the two factions to guard against the looming sanction by FIFA, in the interest of Nigerian football.
Esin stressed: “This crisis has been going on for too long and Nigeria’s interest is bigger than that of the individuals involved in this scuffle. For the sake of the country’s football, let these two parties wait till next month for the election.”