Amaju Pinnick Eyes CAF Presidency

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has stated that he is not ruling out a bid for the top seat at the Confederation of Africa Football. Applications to stand in March’s elections are already open and closes on November 12.
Pinnick says he is currently in wide consultation on the issue of contesting the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Pinnick and the incumbent President Ahmad were all key members of the rebellion, fronted by COSAFA president Philip Chiyangwa, which ended Issa Hayatou’s lengthy time as head of African footballl.
“The truth is that you need to look at indexes, you have to look at your family – family is the most prized asset that I have – so for example if my family said “don’t” then I won’t,” he insisted.
“Then you have your larger family which is your football family – your exco your congress – if they decide to give you the go ahead then you go to government.
“Then from government you also look at some of your friends – it is not easy you have to consult your zone – you have to consult your colleagues because they are the voters.
We will need to look at the reality. “What is the reality? There are a lot of things wrong fundamentally in CAF right now – our credibility is at the lowest ebb our integrity is nowhere to be found – so we have a lot of challenges unless we keep deceiving ourselves.
“Human beings make mistakes and the only way you can correct those mistakes is to ensure that you know you have made these mistakes and genuinely want to correct it if that’s the case we can’t sit there and do nothing.
“Nobody is in a hurry I am not desperate I am going to be just 50 in December so there is a lot of time for me if I want to pursue a career path in football administration in the future.”

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