Pinnick has our mandate to use discretion in backing a candidate — Gusau

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 The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) unanimously endorsed Amaju Pinnick to contest for a CAF Executive seat and also vote for any candidate of his choice.

He was asked to also “vote for a candidate who he believes will benefit Nigeria,” Ibrahim Gusau said statement released in Lagos.

“To champion the interest of Nigeria in the CAF is one of the reasons that the board of the board NFF unanimously endorsed him.

“We believe Amaju as the President of NFF is not going to CAF as an individual but he is going there to represent the interest of Nigeria,’’

Gusau, who is the chairman of chairmen in the NFF, however accused those Nigerians in CAF of being selfish, saying, “some of those criticising Amaju for supporting another candidate apart from Issa Hayatou are selfish.

“Some of them have been in that system for decades and they believe that without Hayatou, they cannot retain their seats.

“It was same Hayatou that stood vehemently that Africa was not supporting Infantino Presidency during the FIFA election and it was the same President that appointed the first African as Secretary General of FIFA.’’ ##



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