September, 18 2022.
_TO LEAD NIGERIA FOOTBALL_
As the race to succeed outgoing NFF President draws closer , Former Nigeria Goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro has told the voting delegates that the future of Nigeria Football lies solely in their hands to do the right thing come September 30th in Benin.
The outspoken Ex International says the next NFF President must be whom the cap fits the most, irrespective of ethnicity or religion.
" The next NFF President has to be someone with the most reliable Pedigre of Administrative, Diplomatic and Intellectual Competence deepened in absolute Integrity and Institutional respect".
He further added that
"Unfortunately most of the people scrabbling for the job are the same individuals responsible for the worst rot ever witnessed in our Nation’s Football and that makes you to begin to wonder how the greatest beneficiaries from our woes would want to make us happy? The answer is an emphatic NO".
" The only reason for the desperation to becoming NFF President is to shield themselves from prosecution and perfect their schemes but Nigerians are wiser now and even the state FA Chairmen they co opt as cabals are wiser as well".
He further stressed that the FA Chairmen should have woken up from their slumber and be emancipated.
" I think the FA Chairmen now want a President they can work with and not the Master Servant relationship currently experienced, so for me we have to give the President to who the cap fits the most or else our football is further doomed for the next four years".
The NFF Election is billed for the 30th of September baring any changes due to latest court order and about nine persons are vying for the post of NFF President with names like Barrister Musa Ahmadu, Seyi Akinwunmi and Ibrahim Gusau as front runners.