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Nigeria's FA president will quit after current reign ends

Sat 09 April 2022 | 8:01

There will be fundamental changes in the management of the Nigerian Football Association.

Amaju Pinnick, president of the

Nigerian Football Association

, has confirmed that he will not be seeking a third term in the federation.

Pinnick, 51, is under pressure to resign after the Super Eagle failed to qualify for the World Cup. Nigeria drew 1-1 at home against

Ghana

and missed the World Cup in the second leg with a 0-0 draw. Pinnick, who became president of the Nigerian Football Association in 2014, retained his post in 2018 but now has no plans to stay in the post for another term.

He said:

"First am I eligible to run? Yes, I am eligible to run based on our statutes. Do I want to run at this moment? It's a no-no because my family says so at the moment.

"My family is very key to me, they have seen that I've put in my all, I've done my best, they've seen that it's taking a toll on me, taking a toll on the family and they believe it's time that I should move on.

"It's a very regrettable decision.”

Meanwhile, Pinnick has guaranteed Nigeria will name a foreign coach in the next ten days.

“One thing I can guarantee you is we are getting a foreign coach, within the next seven to ten days we'll announce a foreign coach.

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