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NFF President to leave office in September, after Nigeria’s failure to qualify for 2022 WC

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

Amaju Picnnick and his team has been pressured to resign by stakeholders after Nigeria’s failure to qualify for 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar. 

Recall that Nigerian Super Eagles lost the World Cup ticket to Ghana on aggregate after playing 1-1 draw in Kumasi and goalless draw in Abuja respectively.

The NFF president who has been rumoured to be nursing third term ambition in office debunked it while speaking on Arise TV on Friday,  said that his time in the glass house has taken a toll on his relationship with his family.

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He stated that: “I’m eligible to run according based on the status. Do I want to run ?, It’s a no no, my family is very key to me , they said it’s taking a toll on me and the family. They believed that I’ve done my best and it’s time to move on . It’s a regrettable decision, but it’s the best”.

The Delta State born football administrator has been in charge of football in the country since 2014.  

During his reign, the Golden Eaglet won the U17 World Cup in 2015; Super Falcon won the Women Afcon twice in 2016 and 2018; Olympic team won bronze in 2016; and the Super Eagles won bronze at the 2019 Afcon.


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