Tinubu Backs Amaju Pinnick For FIFA Council Re-election

Former Super Eagles coach accuses Pinnick of leading his team to a World Cup failure.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed strong support for Nigeria’s bid for re-election into the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA, Council.

Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement on Tuesday night signed Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

The FIFA Council is the principal decision-making organ of the organization in the intervals of the FIFA Congress.

The Council comprises 37 members elected by the FIFA Congress for a renewable term of four years.

“Mr. Amaju Pinnick, two-term President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), was elected into the Council in March 2021 – the third Nigerian after the late Oyo Orok Oyo and Dr. Amos Adamu.

“Mr. Pinnick is seeking re-election into the Council, and President Tinubu supports the bid for Nigeria to retain its seat in the Council,” the statement read.

The post Tinubu Backs Amaju Pinnick For FIFA Council Re-election appeared first on Naija News.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *