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NFF leadership: Pinnick’s neck on the guillotine – investigation

Man ready for the guilottine…can Pinnick survive this new tempest?

*Dikko, not sure of those approached him, refuses Pinnick’s job

*May go early 2017 or after World Cup qualifiers

By Oluwole Francis

With the prophesy of former Super Eagles chief coach, Adegboyega Onigbinde yet to sink into the ground, there are vivid and very clear turmoil on the broil in the embattled Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with an internal implosion simmering.

Investigations by www.gongnews.net has shown that sitting factional President, Amaju Pinnick having stepped on toes of some members of his own board, may be eased out through an impeachment. This is authoritative.

Pinnick had survived four impeachments in the last one year but like an influential member of the Board who had saved him several times said, “his cup is filled now”.

The board member revealed that Pinnick had not only side-lined members to unilaterally take many decisions that have eventually hurt the organisation’s integrity and image but treats staffers in the secretariat with absolute disdain.

He has continuously messed us up. His many sins include misappropriation and applications of funds without due process. See the current FIFA Development fund scandal. Don’t forget the Nike scandal, the Atlanta scandal and many more. Even the CAF nomination saga.

An independent source disclosed to www.gongnews.net that Northerners on the board met informally but discussed and agreed to replace Pinnick early in the new year.

“The group had approached Pinnick’s strongest cover, Shehu Dikko, who is the NFF second vice president by virtue of being the League Management Company (LMC) Chairman. Dikko is reportedly said had diplomatically rejected the offer because he does not know if he is being set up to find out his loyalty to Pinnick.

A senior member of the Board had told www.gongnews.net that some of us were made to pay personally for our logistics during the last AGA. This is sad. I wish I can just pretend as if nothing is wrong with that because if I open my mouth about what Amaju has done to Nigerian football since we came in, I am going to send the man to jail.”

“That FIFA issue raised by the minister in his speech is very true. Nothing is not true in the assertions of the minister. We have decided to keep quiet because we do not want to derail the good run of the Super Eagles in the World Cup qualifiers. That ticket is the number one priority and I don’t see any way he will survive once we make it to Russia.

Another member hinted, “we may axe him so early in the new year and we manage him through the World Cup qualifiers. One thing is sure, he is not going to lead us to Russia. We love Nigerian football and we can’t continue to fold our arms and watch him destroy the game. I can tell you that no member of this board is with Pinnick again.”

“All his trusted allies in the board have abandoned him, management staff are no longer with him and he is also not popular with many of the players. He is more interested in politics than the betterment of the game, it is sad and we are going to strike soon,” the member promised.

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