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Pinnick steps on break over NFF third term ambition

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Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has decided not to contest for a third term in office during an interview on Arise TV on Monday.

His second term is billed to lapse on September 20, having first assumed office in 2014.

“Third term? No, no,” Pinnick replied when asked if he would be contesting again.

“I’m fine and I’m telling you that there are so many Nigerians that are capable of running Nigerian football.

“I will assist and work with whoever emerges as the new NFF president and that’s my promise. I’ll intervene but never interfere.”

The PUNCH reports that former Super Eagles assistant coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, believes Pinnick has done creditably well and would be remembered for his work with Nigerian football.

Two-time Africa Cup of Nations bronze medalist, Ifeanyi Udeze, also lauded Pinnick for his decision not to run for a third term.

On whether an ex-international should contest for the post, Udeze added, “We need a well-grounded ex-player who can contest and win, not just take part in the poll.”

A former Senator who represented Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, also urged ex-internationals to step out and contest in the forthcoming election.

Meanwhile, NFF’s first Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi has announced the rescheduling of its Annual General Assembly earlier billed for August 16 in Yenegoa, to August 18 in Lagos, according to its first Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi.

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