*Infantino is sponsoring rebellion in African football
Benin Football Federation President, Musharaf Anjorin, has reacted angrily to reports in the Nigerian media, launched by high flying Sports Radio, Brila FM, that the Nigeria Football Federation will rather back Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar rather than Issa Hayatou of Cameroun in the forthcoming CAF polls.
Anjorin, who spoke through the same medium was livid with rage when he described the NFF President, Melvin Amaju Pinnick, as being too small to occupy a CAF Executive Committee post, let alone defeat him from the same zone in the polls scheduled for Addis Ababa on the 16th March.
At a point he even accused his interviewer of working for the opposition in a time of war, which he described the election as. “You want me to give you my strategy so that you can tell my opponents in a time of war, no, I cant do that. Amaju is too small to defeat me, he is a small boy and we respect other Nigerians like Dr Amos Adamu, the last time we met out of seven of us from the zone it was only Pinnick, who refused to endorse Hayatou, saying he has to revert to the federation’s executive committee. We shall see how far he will go on March 16”, he said.
He revealed his true identity during the chat declaring that he is actually a Nigerian masquerading as a Beninoise. “ My full names are Anjorin Ayodele Musharaf and I am from Abeokuta. My elder brother is there now as I speak to you, so I am not disrespecting Nigeria, because I am a Nigerian”.
Meanwhile, ahead of the 16th March election into the Executive Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the president of world football ruling body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino has been accused of dividing African Association presidents with the aim of unseating the incumbent CAF president, Isa Hayatou.
The FIFA president, who is alleged to be in a vendetta mission has backed the candidacy of the president of Madagascar FA, Ahmad Ahmad, to unseat Hayatou who led the African members of FIFA to vote massively for Infantino’s opponent, Mohammad bin Hamman, during the last FIFA election.
www.gongnews.net gathered than Infantino is also backing the candidacy of the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick against his rival, Benin’s Anjorin Musharaf, with the support of over 20 CAF member states in what is described as a revolution by the youthful members of CAF to sack the older members of the executive board who they accused of occupying the CAF seats as monarchs.
But the President of the Football Federation of Guinea Bissau, Opes Manuel Nascimento blasted FIFA President Gianni Infantino, accusing him of dividing Africa in his efforts to avenge the roles Hayatou played during his election.
“We have the elections for the Confederation of African Football coming on March 16th and can you imagine a whole FIFA President is meeting people separately because he wants a change in Africa,” said a tough speaking Manuel during an interview at the Raddison Blue Hotel in Libreville.
Nacimento regretted that some African football leaders have accepted to be used by Infantino to decide the fate of football leadership in the continent.
He explained that because Africa openly supported Qatar’s Mohamed bin Hammam for FIFA’s presidency during the elections last year, Infantino thinks it is the time to revenge and ring changes in Africa.
Nascimento who said he will vote for Hayatou challenged Ahmad to withdraw his candidature.
“He has no capacity to lead CAF well enough because he lacks what it takes,” reasoned the Guinea Bissau FA President, who further explained that Hayatou’s being in CAF for long has brought about stability in the body and this even brought a World Cup in the African continent.