Chief Emeka Inyama Begs Nigerians to Forgive Amaju Pinnick
As millions of Nigerian football lovers call for the head of the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, after the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations to be hosted by Gabon, a former board member of football federation and proprietor of Abia Warriors FC, Chief Emeka Inyama, has urged Nigerians to forgive Pinnick and pray for him to succeed in office, rather than being unfair by asking him to resign.
Inyama, who spoke yesterday, stated that, as a person who only left the NFF board some few months back, he knows how passionate Pinnick is about Nigerian football and his desire to take the game in the country to the next level.
“We all know that Nigeria has, before now, qualified for virtually every international tournament under this same board. Beyond qualifying for major tournaments, we have won in places like Chile (FIFA U-17), in Senegal at the U-23 Nations Cup and African Women’s Championship. The truth remains that we can’t win all the time.
“When we fail to win, it should serve as an avenue to take stock and re-strategise; not to make selfish calls for people who are working hard to quit.
“The Amaju that I worked with in the NFF board is very passionate about our football. He is one young man who is ready to put in everything in an effort to get result. What he needs now is our support and encouragement ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers,” Inyama counseled.