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83% Nigerians Want Amaju Pinnick to Continue As NFF President

We conducted a referendum online to give public witness to the legal battle rocking Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the football governing body in Nigeria.

Right, not all Nigerians voted in the public polls set up on this blog a month ago...not even all the blog visitors voted. Yet, the respondents of 52,308 who voted may relatively represent the voice of the people. Well, not in absolute terms.

But in a Simple question: "Who Do You Want to be the NFF President?

Interestingly, rather unusual in a country like Nigeria....the incumbent NFF President Amaju Pinnick won the poll with a landslide.

83% Respondent voted they wanted Pinnick to continue as NFF President, while 16% voted Chris Giwa.

Chatting with one of the respondents on WhatsApp, who said he voted for Amaju Pinnick...we wanted to know what informed his decision and why he wanted Pinnick to continue as NFF President?

"Pinnick really performed well during this tenure. You could see for yourself how NFF executed the world cup from qualifiers to the mundial proper. For the first time in our football history, there were no rancour between players, coaches and management. There were really no accusations of NFF boss embazzling funds.

"Secondly, NFF boss were able to mobilize fans and corporate bodies to support and sponsor Super Eagles world cup quest.

"Another important factor, the way Pinnick is positioning himself in world football politics, in FIFA and in CAF, are likely to pay off Nigeria in the future. "We could read meaning to why FIFA President, Gianiluca Infantino, choose this time of crisis to congratulate Pinnick on his CAF appointment. A sublime shows that FIFA is in support of Pinnick's NFF presidency.

"We could also see what the second vice president and Chairman of League Management Company (LMC) Shehu Diko, is doing to improve Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).- The present NFF officials have clearly shown they can take Nigeria football to the next level.

"We are not going to start experimenting with Chris Giwa, a chip of the old block. Let's allow Pinnick to finish his second tenure." he concluded.

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