Some fans in Abuja Tuesday morning staged a protest against the continue stay in office of the Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick.
The protest took place outside of the office of Nigeria’s Sports Minister Solomon Dalung who summoned the Nigeria Football Federation leadership for showdown talks to assess the country’s failed qualification bid for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Gabon
While the Minister is seeking an explanation from the NFF, many are vehemently demanding the resignation of the country’s football supremo and his team after the Super Eagles failed again to qualify for the AFCON 2017 same way they missed out on the 2015 edition.
Aside examining thoroughly factors that led to the country’s inability to qualify for two straight Afcon editions, 366football.com understands that another item on the agenda of Tuesday’s meeting between the minister and the NFF is the proposed idea to engage a foreign coach.
Already fans have labelled the renewed call for a foreign Coach by Pinnick as diversionary and as well hypocritical.
“It smacks of pure hypocrisy that Amaju Pinnick is insisting on a foreign coach for the Super Eagles. If he sees no reason why he should resign despite overseeing our failure to qualify for back-to-back AFCONs, but yet sees every reason to change coaches because he ‘cannot put our World Cup hopes on a local coach’, then he is the biggest hypocrite I know.” an aggrieved football analyst who is already counting his loss over Nigeria’s miss at next year’s AFCON stated
He added: “We have had three coaches over the qualifiers for the last two AFCONs, but the same NFF with Pinnick in charge. So what if the coaches aren’t the problem? What if the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF is the problem? But no, he won’t see that, because to him, he hasn’t done badly. How else do we describe a hypocrite”