A top Executive member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Green,has expressed shock over the unilateral decision of the federation’s President, Amaju Pinnick, to contest for a viable position in the Confederation of African Football.
It was widely reported that NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, has picked up a form to contest for a seat in the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football , CAF, which is brewing a row among the Executive Committee members of the NFF.
The federation’s Technical Committee Chairman, Chris Green, said Amaju’s plan to contest for a CAF Executive Committee seat was not discussed at any of their meetings, a move he stressed negate the usual practice for a Nigerian seeking for viable position in CAF and FIFA.
According to Green, Aminu Maigari, Ibrahim Galadima, Amos Adamu, Segun Odegbami and Orji Uzor, did not jump the gun when they sought viable position in CAF nad FIFA as they were cleared by the federation and the Sports Ministry consulted the Federal Government.
Having consulted widely, Green, said the Federation’s members were unanimous that the fedration did not need politics to develop African Football but politics to make Nigerian football self sufficient and well funded, since the NFF was in dire financial straits.
He said every Executive Committee members of the NFF represent a constituency which they report to, thus Amaju Pinnic and the federation’s Secretary General, Sanusi Mohammed, could not take decision without due consultation.
Green, said it was pertinent for the federation to put its house in order since Nigeria’s Super Eagles was cruising in the bid to be at the Russia twenty- eighteen FIFA World Cup.