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Sports News of Thursday, 5 May 2022


CAF security chief Emeruwa eyes NFF presidency

Dr Christian Emeruwa Dr Christian Emeruwa

Dr Christian Emeruwa, Head of Safety and Security, Confederation of African Football, has officially declared his intention to contest for the presidency of the Nigeria Football Federation, The PUNCH reports.

Emeruwa stated this on WhatsApp group Family United By Sports Wednesday.

The current president of the football federation, Amaju Pinnick, announced in April he would not be running for a third term.

Pinnick became the first NFF boss to serve two terms in office after being re-elected in 2018 and with another election just around the corner, the FIFA Council member stated that family pressure led to his decision to step down.

Emeruwa said after several consultations with stakeholders, he decided to run for the position.

He wrote on FUBS, “Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning to you all. I wish to inform you all that I have decided that I will contest for the position of President, Nigeria Football Federation in the forthcoming election.”

“I have been consulting with all football elders, and stakeholders and my consultations will still continue. Please remember me in your prayers.”

The doctorate degree holder in Health Education and Human Kinetics had served as special assistant to three successive Nigeria Football Federation’s general secretaries and coordinated safety and security issues at a number of matches and competitions for CAF and the world football body FIFA.