The former Super Eagles forward and two-time former assistant coach of the Nigerian senior national team said being an ex-international doesn’t infer competence in football administration
Daniel Amokachi has said the involvement of the Nigeria Presidency and the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development in the NFF election matters mean Amaju Pinnick may not achieve a third term.
Amokachi said the involvement of the Nigerian government is good as it is the first time such is happening in a long time.
He said the election will be free and fair and whoever wants to be a part of the election process should come forward.
Amokachi said being a former Super Eagles star does not amount to being successful when put in an administrative capacity.
“I think it’s good that for the first time in decades, the government is involved in it. In the past, they have been silent about NFF elections,” Amokachi said per Daily Trust.
”But this time the President and Minister of Youth and Sports Development are interested in it. They have seen that there is something shady being planned and they would work to prevent it.
“The elections will be free and fair. Whoever wants to be a part of it should show up. The most important thing is seeing ex-internationals who are willing to drive our football forward. The same time, I am a strong believer and I say it the way it is. Because you were once a professional football player does not make you a good coach. You being a successful football player does not mean you will make a good football administrator. So, we shouldn’t confuse Nigerians that because we are ex-internationals, we should be able to take over and lead Nigerian football…”