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I’m not desperate for CAF presidency – Amaju Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says open up I’m not desperate for CAF presidency. Amaju has said he is not desperate to occupy the office of Confederation of African Football (CAF) president.

He made it known that one have to look at the family first. To him, family is the most prized asset. Pinnick said if his family says he shouldn’t then there is no way he will push award with the contest. Applications to contest in March, 2021 elections are already open and will close on November 12.

“Then you have your larger family which is your football family – your exco, your congress – if they decide to give you the go-ahead then you go to the government.

“Then from the government, you also look at some of your friends – it is not easy you have to consult your zone – you have to consult your colleagues because they are the voters.

“You have to let them know that even if you get elected, we will need to look at the reality.

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“What is the reality? There are a lot of things wrong fundamentally in Caf right now – our credibility is at the lowest ebb our integrity is nowhere to be found – so we have a lot of challenges unless we keep deceiving ourselves.

“Human beings make mistakes and the only way you can correct those mistakes is to ensure that you know you have made these mistakes and genuinely want to correct it if that’s the case we can’t sit there and do nothing.

“Nobody is in a hurry. I am not desperate, I am going to be just 50 in December so there is a lot of time for me if I want to pursue a career path in football administration in the future.”

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