Fans holding placards in Abuja. Photo via Goal.com Pocket of football fans in Abuja are protest...
|Fans holding placards in Abuja. Photo via Goal.com|
Pocket of football fans in Abuja are protesting the continue stay in office of the Nigeria Football Federation President , Amaju Pinnick.
According to Goal.com, Many are demanding the resignation of the country’s football supremo after the Super Eagles failed again to qualify for the AFCON 2017 same way they missed out on the 2015 edition.
Already Nigeria’s Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has summoned the Nigeria Football Federation leadership for showdown talks to assess the country’s failed qualification bid for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Gabon.
Dalung had summoned the NFF to sort out contending issues and examine thoroughly factors that led to the country’s inability to qualify for two straight Afcon editions.
Another item on the agenda is the proposal launched by the Amaju Pinnick led NFF board to engage a foreign coach – a move the minister consider unnecessary and demands convictions from the footballing body to earn his approval.
Already fans have labelled the renewed call for a foreign Coach by Pinnick as hypocritical.
“It smacks of pure hypocrisy that Amaju Pinnick is insisting on a foreign coach for the Super Eagles. If he sees no reason why he should resign despite overseeing our failure to qualify for back-to-back AFCONs, but yet sees every reason to change coaches because he ‘cannot put our World Cup hopes on a local coach’, then he is the biggest hypocrite I know.” an aggrieved football analyst who is already counting his loss over Nigeria’s miss at next year’s AFCON stated
He added: “We have had three coaches over the qualifiers for the last two AFCONs, but the same NFF with Pinnick in charge. So what if the coaches aren’t the problem? What if the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF is the problem? But no, he won’t see that, because to him, he hasn’t done badly. How else do we describe a hypocrite”