The top administrator was the president of Nigeria’s number football body for eight years
Several Nigerian fans have voiced their displeasure at seeing the former president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, watch one of the matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Pinnick was in charge of the NFF between October 2014 and 2022, and it was under his watch that the Super Eagles failed to secure a ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
With the Super Eagles absent from the magnificent festival going on in Qatar, Nigerians have had to make do with cheering other African representatives: Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, Morocco, and Tunisia.
But on Monday, Pinnick was spotted in the VIP section of Stadium 974 during Brazil’s matchday two clash against Switzerland.
Manchester United midfielder Casemiro scored the only goal of the encounter to lift Brazil to their second victory of Qatar 2022.
But Nigerians were more disappointed to see that despite the Super Eagles’ misfortune, Pinnick was enjoying himself in Qatar.
And many took to the social media platform Twitter to vent their frustration.
Below are some of their expressed views:
“See as Pinnick balance there. So shameless.”
See as Pinnick balance there. So shameless— Jola (@Jollz) November 28, 2022
Amaju Pinnick in a corporate box living it large in Qatar hanging out with football legends and watching the Brazil game whilst the Nigeria team didn’t even qualify for the tournament. Nigeria never fails to stop embarrassing you.— Oluwadiaspora (@OluwaDiaspora) November 28, 2022
Amaju Pinnick used Nigeria football to level up.— POOJA!!! (@PoojaMedia) November 28, 2022
Sitting beside legends. High-profile VVIP box.
He gained more.
Legend Amaju Pinnick. The first Nigerian to win the Ballon D'or pic.twitter.com/OBLCmTmZ9x— James II (@Jamesjnr06) November 28, 2022
Amaju Pinnick the fraud in this pic. Shameless Man. pic.twitter.com/X7Eyxvm8Cu— DR JONES (@J_Blazer1) November 28, 2022
See pinnick comfortably sitting there, he’s not even ashamed of himself and his country— Ishan Michaels (@Onflood_) November 28, 2022
Nigeria’s Super Eagles were at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where the team crashed out at the group stage after losing two and winning one of three games played.