As the race to succeed the outgoing Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president draws closer, former Nigeria goalkeeper, Emmanuel Babayaro has told the voting delegates that the future of Nigeria football lies solely in their hands to do the right thing come September 30 in Benin.
The outspoken ex-international says the next NFF president must be whom the cap fits the most, irrespective of ethnicity or religion.
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“ The next NFF president has to be someone with the most reliable pedigree of administrative, diplomatic and intellectual competence deepened in absolute integrity and institutional respect.
“Unfortunately, most of the people scrabbling for the job are the same individuals responsible for the worst rot ever witnessed in our nation’s football and that makes you to begin to wonder how the greatest beneficiaries from our woes would want to make us happy? The answer is an emphatic NO.
“The only reason for the desperation to becoming NFF president is to shield themselves from prosecution and perfect their schemes but Nigerians are wiser now and even the state FA chairmen they co-opt as cabals are wiser as well”.
He further stressed that the FA chairmen should have woken up from their slumber and be emancipated.
The NFF election is billed for the 30th of September barring any changes due to the latest court order.