Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick rules out vying for third term when current tenure expires.

Written by on April 9, 2022

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has ruled out vying for a third term when his current tenure expires.

While there has been pressure from Nigerian football stakeholders on him to resign immediately from his exalted office following Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the World Cup among other concerns, some other section had rumoured that he wanted to contest for a third term.

Pinnick, however, on Friday, debunked the report saying his time in the glass house has taken a toll on his relationship with his family.

The Delta State born football administrator has been in charge of football in the country since 2014 and has expanded his personal frontiers beyond Nigeria and he is now seen as a global figure as far as football politics is concerned spearheaded the successful campaign of South African Patrice Motsepe to become President of the Confederation of African Football.

Pinnick himself became only the third Nigerian to win an election into the FIFA Council – the highest decision-making organ in world football. He is also a Member of the CAF Emergency and Executive Committees.

Seun Fakorede

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