23, February 2017
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has spoken out against the candidacy of Issa Hayatou, the current president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The President of the Nigerian FA, Amaju Pinnick revealed that the Federal Republic of Nigeria was against Issa Hayatou standing for an eighth successive term.
Amaju Pinnick has also declared his support for Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the Madagascar Football Federation who is the only opponent of the outgoing President of the Confederation of African Football.
Pinnick said in an interview with the BBC that Ahmad is “courageous” for defying Hayatou. In his choice to support a candidacy other than that of the current chairman of the African football body, the chairman of the NFF opined that CAF needs a “new generation” of leadership.
By Chi Prudence Asong