Nigeria FA boss says no plan to unseat CAF president
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick, has dismissed talks in some quarters that he wants to unseat Ahmad Ahmad as CAF boss.
The CAF First vice president classified as rumors talks that he has made up his mind to run for the CAF presidency.
“Why would I run against my president? We worked hard for his emergence and we have always been close.” Adding that, “discordant tunes are to be expected in any organization.
Speaking on a radio programme The Hangout on Metro FM and Bond FM in Lagos, Pinnick also dismissed allegations of corruption and financial misappropriation leveled against him and his FA board members citing the $650,000 given by the former Governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio.
“We were meant to play Bolivia and it was captured. That money was not given to us by FIFA, it was given to us by the Akwa Ibom State government. I went to the Liaison office in Abuja to see Akpabio then the governor of Akwa Ibom State and he said let’s play Bolivia.
"But because there was Ebola in Nigeria, Bolivia didn’t want to come out to say it was Ebola, they cited security issues because it was the day after the national election that brought in President Buhari in 2015.
“After Bolivia turned down our request, we had about four days to work out something, that prompted our call to the Ugandans and they were very happy and they came to Akwa Ibom and they even defeated us there in Akwa Ibom. And we did plus and minus and the balance was given to the Akwa Ibom State government.”