Nigeria football has witnessed significant decline under Pinnick, says Supporters club President

Nigeria football has witnessed significant decline under Pinnick, says Supporters club President

The President-General of the Nigeria Football  Supporters’ Club Alhaji Rafiu Ladipo, said football in the country has witnessed a decline under the leadership of Amaju Pinnick.

“He achieved a lot for himself and zero for Nigerian football, said Ladipo in an interview with The Punch.

Ladipo backed the Federal Government’s decision to obey the Supreme Court ruling removing the  Nigeria Football Federation board headed by Pinnick.

“We were the defending champions of the Chile  2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup but we failed to qualify for the next edition in India, Ladipo told Punch correspondent in Russia.

“We lost our first qualifying match of the  2019 AFCON at home  to Bafana Bafana, and now we have failed to reach the second round of the World Cup.”

The club chief added, “ It’s good riddance to bad rubbish. Pinnick sees everybody in Nigerian football as a novice.  His board didn’t care for those who risked their lives to come from Nigeria to support the Eagles here in Russia.

Sports minister Solomon Dalung on Monday directed the NFF to comply with the apex court judgment on April 27 restoring the orders of the Federal High Court setting aside the purported NFF election on September 30, 2014, which brought in Pinnick.

Chris Giwa, who won at a parallel  NFF  poll on August 26, 2014,  has since assumed control of the national football house.

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