The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has declared its support for sit-tight President of the Confederation of African Football Issa Hayatou’s opponent, head of Madagascar’s FA, Ahmad Ahmad, in the battle for CAF Presidency.
The election is scheduled for March 16, 2017.
“You have to listen to a larger audience instead of just a tiny cabal, you have to know it goes beyond you.
“I will definitely work with him (Hayatou) if he wins but my prayer is we need a bridge builder and that person is Ahmad,” NFF president Amaju Pinnick told the BBC.
Pinnick said further, Ahmad is courageous in coming forward to challenge Mr. Hayatou…CAF needs a “new generation” of leadership, following the change at the top of the world governing body Fifa.”
Recall Hayatou became CAF President 29 years ago, and had contested elections and won seven times. The 71-year-old was in November 2010 accused by the BBC to have taken bribes in the 1990s regarding the awarding of World Cup television rights.