Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has disclosed his intention to vie for membership of the FIFA Council, which is the highest decision making body in world football.
Pinnick was earlier touted as a candidate for Confedertation of African Football (CAF) presidency, but the former CAF Vice president in a statement made available to The Guardian yesterday has now thrown his hat into the ring for the FIFA executive position.
He said, “Following consultations far and wide and within the broad spectrum of continental and global footballing interests and concerns, I have decided to be a candidate for the FIFA Council at the next Elective Congress of the Confederation of African Football scheduled for March 21, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco.
“For me, it has never been a matter of personal ambition. Always, it has been the passion for service and desire to change the old ways of things and embrace wholeheartedly the new and exciting, and more innovative and impactful ways. (Guardian)