CAF Presidency: NFF Openly Picks Candidate

By Ikenga Chronicles February 22, 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has openly shown it’s rejection of  the long – serving President of the Confederation of African Football Issa Hayatou ,who is running for eight successive term in office.
The NFF has therefore picked Hayatou’s opposition, Ahmad Ahmad–head of Madagascar FA as its candidate
NFF president Amaju Pinnick told the BBC the election will be “a defining moment for African football”, praising  Ahmad for the courage in coming forward to challenge Mr.  Hayatou .
Pinnick said CAF needs a “ new generation ” of leadership , following the change at the top of the world governing body FIFA.
He cited “ post election differences between Gianni ( Infantino , the new FIFA president ) and Issa Hayatou which are irreconcilable ”
Pinnick acknowledged that Hayatou could still win – but said if he did , the veteran Cameroonian would need to be open to different influences.
“You have to listen to a larger audience instead of just a tiny cabal , you have to know it goes beyond you,” Pinnick said .
“I will definitely work with him if he wins but my prayer is we need a bridge builder and that person is Ahmad”
Madagascar FA chief Ahmad Ahmad is a member of CAF ’s Executive Committee
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