OPINION: Pinnick Plans To Rubbish FG With His 10yr Football Master Plan 

OPINION: Pinnick Plans To Rubbish FG With His 10yr Football Master Plan 

By Niyi Ogundayo

Despite the directive of President Muhammed Buhari to expand the NFF Congress for better equity and democratization of the country’s football, the present board of the NFF led by outgoing president, Amaju Pinnick, has concluded plans to make a mockery of the country’s number one citizen, come September 30th in Benin.

Pinnick seems to have vowed to make sure the position of the Government does not come to pass in the upcoming NFF Election in Benin.

The Warri born administrator has told close friends that it is a fight to finish with the Federal Government and the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, after they frustrated him from going for a third term in office. He insisted that the 10yr Master plan, which many have seen as a document that will resolve not all the problems ,but  most of the problems rocking the country’s football , does not see the light of day .

And to achieve this , Pinnick and some of the Congress men alongside the NFF General Secretary, Muhammed Sanusi have concluded plans on what exactly will happen on the 30th of September in Benin during the Elections. It has been agreed that aside from Pinnick who is not contesting, 80 percent of current board members who oversee the current rot of the country’s football will return to the board. 

All of these in a bid to ensure no Government candidate emerges in Benin which will automatically put the implementation of the master plan to death . In all of these, the General Secretary, Muhammed Sanusi, has been promised tenure extension to his contract and they have concluded plans to get 400 rooms in Benin ahead of September 30th.

Ogundayo is an Abuja-based journalist.