Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has ruled out the option of contesting for a third term citing family reasons.
Pinnick, despite being qualified and eligible to run for the office for the third time, decided to heed the call of his family to take a bow at the end of his tenure.
According to the sports administrator, who is also a member of the FIFA council, he has put in his best in the development of football for this country and regrettably, would take a bow to attend to his family’s needs, The Trumpet gathered.
In an interview on Arise TV, he said, “First am l eligible to run? Yes, I’m eligible to run based on our statutes.
“Do I want to run at this moment? It’s a no-no because my family says so at the moment.
“My family is very key to me, they say that I have put in my all, put in my best.
“They say it’s taking a toll on me, taking a toll on the family. It’s a very regrettable decision,” he added.
The current NFF President, first elected in September 2014, was re-elected on September 20, 2018.
He has also held a position in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as the First Vice President between September 2018 and July 2019 and a member of the Organising Committee for FIFA competitions.