Green: Amaju should have his eyes on CAF presidency

The Technical Committee chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Christopher Green, has called on the federation president, Amaju Pinnick, to have his eyes set on becoming the president of the Confederation of African Football after winning a seat in the CAF Executive Committee.

Green, who initially criticized Pinnick’s move to bulldoze his way into the CAF Committee when he failed to follow due process in the nomination of candidate, noted that, it is high time Nigeria vies for the CAF presidency after many years of positive development in African and world football.

“We can’t continue to take the back seat when lesser football playing countries rise to the pinnacle of football administration in Africa. Now, our eyes are opened and the jinx will soon be broken. “All I can say is that all that is well will end well.

Mine is to wish Amaju Pinnick the very best and support whichever way I can.

My desire is to crown all these with a Russia 2018 World Cup qualification which is uppermost in our minds as individuals and as board. We have moved on and Amaju has a lot on his shoulders. We have spoken and he has lofty plans for Nigerian football.”

The former Commissioner for Sports, Rivers State, added: “We find ourselves in a situation in Nigeria where people are too sentimental on issues that will drive our game positively because of interest. We manage to strike a balance but it’s frustrating. Some of us have the will but are misunderstood.”

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