Tuesday 26th September, 2017
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CAF ambition : Do not gamble with Nigeria's World Cup ticket, Amun warns Pinnick

CAF ambition : Do not gamble with Nigeria's World Cup ticket, Amun warns Pinnick

Former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA),Fanny Amun, yesterday urged the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), Amaju Pinnick to put the Super Eagles desire to pick the Russia 2018 World Cup ticket above his personal ambition to contest the executive board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Amun, who spoke on the heels of the NFF presidents opern challenge to the incumbent CAF president, Issa Hayatou pleaded with Pinnick, not to gamble with the Super Eagles FIFA World Cup ticket just to satisfy his personal ambition

The former coach of the Golden Eaglets argued that even as the NFF boss deserves the right to contest for any CAF position, his open condemnation of Hayatou and declaration of support for his opponent, Ahmad Ahmad was not a good politics, considering what could be the fate of Nigeria at the end of the election.

Amun regretted that Pinnicks open criticism on Hayatou in favour of his Madagascar opponent, Ahmad Ahmad, puts Nigeria’s qualification in jeopardy, urging him to emulate other African countries style secretly backing any of the opponents, adding that the NFF president could be gambling with Nigeria’s World Cup ticket.

“I have received over 20 telephone calls asking my views on the behaviour of our football federation president, Pinnick Amaju, especially his recent utterances when he appeared on CNN sports programme. I acknowledge the fact that Pinnick has right to aspire to any height, but such ambition should not be at the detriment of the Super Eagles World Cup ticket.