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Akwuegbu, 2 Different Ex-Eagles Stars Jostle For NFF Presidency



No fewer than three ex-Tremendous Eagles gamers have indicated curiosity to contest the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) presidency, DAILY POST learnt.

DAILY POST gathered that three former Nigerian nationwide crew gamers are exhibiting curiosity and readiness to direct the affairs of the nation’s soccer after their taking part in careers.

Sources inside the NFF mentioned that the life span of the present board of the NFF led by Amaju Melvin-Pinnick, involves an finish in September this yr.

The sources revealed that one of many former gamers who’ve indicated curiosity is Ben Akwuegbu, popularly referred to as ‘Austria Bomber’.

The opposite two are Jonathan Akpoborie and Idah Peterside who was a former goalkeeper in his taking part in days.

DAILY POST learnt that previously, solely Chief Segun Odegbami, had, as an ex-player, contested, severally, for the NFA (because it was then) Chairmanship seat.

Other than Akwuegbu, Akpoborie and Peterside who had performed for the nationwide crew, there are another individuals who have proven curiosity within the NFF presidency.

A few of those that have indicated curiosity are: Mazi Amanze Uchegbulem, Imo FA Chairman and former NFF Vice President (2006-2010) throughout Alhaji Sani Lulu’s tenure, Chief Fan Ndubuoke, a former NFA Board member and ex-SWAN President and Christian Emeruwa, a workers of NFF and CAF Safety Committee member.

DAILY POST gathered from sources inside the NFF that the brand new NFF President is anticipated to emerge in September this yr, although Melvin-Pinnick led board is preventing a authorized battle to vacate a courtroom order restraining the NFF from going forward with the elective congress.

The sources added that with out the holiday of the order, the September 2022 congress meant to elect Amaju’s successor will likely be troublesome.


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