To champion the interest of Nigeria in CAF was one of the reasons that the board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) unanimously endorsed Amaju Pinnick to contest for a post in the forthcoming CAF election in Ethiopia.
According to a member of the NFF board, Ibrahim Gusau, the decision to endorse Pinnick was agreed unanimously by the NFF board during a recent meeting. “In a nutshell, we all agreed unanimously at the board meeting of NFF to support NFF President, Amaju Pinnick to contest for a CAF Executive seat in the forthcoming CAF elections in Addis Ababa.
We also gave him a mandate to use his discretion to vote for any presidential candidate that has genuine vision that will benefit Nigeria. We believe Amaju as the President of NFF is not going to CAF as an individual but he is going there to represent the interest of Nigeria and we believe as a leader he understands the politics in CAF.