• Babajide EverBlazin

NFF writes FIFA, seeks for election postponement

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has sent a letter to FIFA, seeking for the postponement of the election of the federation which is scheduled to take place next month.

In a letter sent to the World's football governing body on Wednesday and signed by the federation's General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF asked the world body to allow it to stage the forthcoming election in January 2023 and not this coming September.

It was gathered that the letter was already sent to FIFA before the NFF top shots informed other board members via an online platform with words rife that an affirmation letter would then be read at next week’s NFF Annual General Assembly (AGA).

Some members were reportedly irked that a few people on the board took such a decision without informing others in order to extend the tenure of the board during the AGA scheduled for August 16 in Bayelsa State.

There is a tentative date of August 16 for the AGA in Bayelsa and another date of September 21 for the elective Congress in a yet to be decided venue but it is clear the current board is reluctant to leave office.

Meanwhile, Amaju Pinnick had revealed earlier in the week that some eminent Nigerians had reached out to him, asking that he runs for the President of the NFF for a third time. He however noted that he hasn't decided as he's yet to talk to his family about it.

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