Greedy Pinnick Failed as NFF President — Amokachi

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Nigerian football Legend, Daniel Amokachi has hit out at NFF President Amaju Pinnick, labeling the administrator as ‘greedy and lacking in integrity’.

Amokachi insists Pinnick, desperately, wanted to remain in his role as the President of Nigeria Football Federation, contrary to the claims that he’s not interested in running another term.
Recall Pinnick was elected in 2014, and was reelected four years later, making him the longest serving NFF President ever.
Speaking in an interview on Brila FM after the Federation’s Annual Assembly, the NFF President declared he would not seek another term, though he insisted there were calls from different quarters persuading him to continue in office.
Reacting to the statement, Amokachi who is Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari’s on Sports, disclosed that, Pinnick is a greedy man who wanted to remain in the position.
“When you say a lot of people don’t believe what Amaju Pinnick is saying, I am a living testimony to what he can do when he says something.”
“I was at the FIFA Congress. I was standing with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. He looked at me and said ‘this is my Technical Director.”
“I was with the then CAF president Ahmad, he told him this is my Technical Director. And I was with the Hon. Minister of Sports, Chief Sunday Dare, and he told him the same thing.”
“But the next minute when the media asked him, he denied. So, I won’t be surprised that he told Nigerians that he does not want it, but deep down the whole world knows he wants it. But he is just being greedy as a human being or a black Nigerian.
“Nobody in Nigerian history went for a second term and won but the heavenly Lord blessed you and you have done eight years. You are also a CAF and FIFA Executive member.”
“So, what else do you want? If Nigerians say you have failed and they need a new hand, I think you should bow out and allow the right person to drive Nigerian football,” He told Daily Trust.

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