Pinnick, Maigari, Others Jostle For NFF

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Incumbent President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick

Incumbent President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, former President Aminu Maigari, Ex-Super Eagles defender Taiwo Ogunjobi and football administrator, Chinedu Okoye have all been cleared and deemed eligible by the electoral committee to contest for the presidency of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) elections tomorrow.
Amaju Pinnick has decided to go for the top job once again as he hopes to build on his achievements in the last four years and stabilize the state of football in the country.
Pinnick is on the verge of making history as no president of the federation has served two terms consecutively on recent years
Pinnick who is also to first Vice President of the confederations of African Football (CAF), Members of the African Cup of Nations Committee, and a member of the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions in world football seems to enjoy CAF and FIFA backing.
Vying for the top job is also Aminu Maigari, who served as the 38th President of the NFF from 2010-2014. Maigari’s administration handed over the mantle of leadership to Pinnick in 2014, after serving for four years. Maigari is also a former chairman of the Bauchi State Football Federation.
Pushing to attain that same position is former Nigerian International, Taiwo Ogunjobi. He served as Secretary General of the NFF from 200202008, and was a member of the NFF Executive Committee in 2006-2010.
He is presently the chairman of the Osun State Football Association.
There is also Chinedu Okoye, Proprietor of Bimo Sporting Club, a Nigerian National League Club on Nasarawa State. He is also currently the vice president of Bimo Sports Management Company in Switzerland. Okoye, a referee in the Swiss National League for 10 years appears to be the outsider in the contest.
With the furore raised by the recent attempt by Chris Giwa and his co-travellers to seize the mantel at the NFF and Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung’s body language towards the exercise, it is hoped that the 44 member congress of the NFF would be able to produce a new leadership that would end all the squabbles in the interest of the game in Nigeria in the incoming dispensation.