Bassey accused Pinnick of not consulting with other Nigerian soccer directors ahead of going public with his beef up for Ahmad.
top Nigerian football administrator, Paul Bassey has blasted the choice of the Nigeria soccer Federation (NFF) boss Amaju Pinnick to not again Issa Hayatou in the drawing close election into the chief Committee of the Confederation of African football (CAF).
Pinnick has proven that he may not be balloting for Issa Hayatou as president of CAF, backing his main challenger, Ahmad Ahmad, who can also be head of Madagascar’s FA.
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Bassey on the other hand, who’s a CAF and FIFA certified in shape commissioner says Pinnick’s choice to brazenly toughen Ahmad was a hasty one.
“When Pinnick went on CNN and BBC to declare for Ahmad it used to be hasty. he is a baby in this subject,” Bassey said in an interview on Brila FM’s middle Circle.
Bassey accused Pinnick of no longer consulting with other Nigerian football administrators sooner than going public together with his toughen for Ahmad.
“Pinnick did not seek the advice of with Nigerians in CAF, striking the us of a in a precarious scenario,” Bassey added.
“With all due respect, Ahmad does not have a foothold in African soccer. he’s now not even consulted Nigeria.
“Two individuals of the NFF board have additionally penned their signature on this petition. No single individual can dictate to Nigeria.
“we want the world to grasp that Ahmad used to be counseled through Pinnick, not Nigeria.
Pinnick’s decision to back Ahmad has also infuriated the sports activities minister Solomon Dalung who has called an emergency meeting of the executive committee of the NFF.
“expectantly, when the NFF meets with the Minister, is also Pinnick will convince them,” Bassey added.
Dalung through his director of press, Tolu Makinde has distanced himself from Pinnick’s decision stating that it was “his non-public opinion and don’t represent the place of the government and people of Nigeria.”