By Augustine Akhilomen
Enyimba international assistant coach, Samson Unuanel has reiterated that the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, to vie for the seat in the CAF Executive Committee is a good omen for the nation’s football.
Pinnick’s intention to seek for a place in the CAF seat have come under serious criticism, most especially from the Sports Minister, Bar. Solomon Dalung, who has failed to give his blessings on Pinnick’s candidature.
The election is slated for March 17, however, Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi and Anjorin Moucharafou of Benin FA are the incumbent representatives of Zone 3 (Zone West B), which covers Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire and Niger as well.
However, the former Sunshine Star coach, told Soccernet.com.ng that the major football stakeholders should support Pinnick’s ambition for the CAF seat based on the fact that it would give the nation’s football a facelift.
“I don’t practically see anything wrong if the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick decides to show interest in the CAF Executive Committe seat,” Unuanel told Soccernet.com.ng
“Mind you, this isn’t Pinnick’s affair and people shouldn’t discourage his ambition. It’s even a good omen that we have a Nigerian vying for a CAF seat after Amos Adamu held that seat before he stepped down.
Amos Adamu was the last Nigerian to seat on the CAF executive committee before he was slapped a three-year ban by FIFA for breaching bribery rules following a sting operation by The Sunday Times of UK.