Sports group calls for Pinnick’s resignation, rejects foreign coach


Amaju Pinnick

Sports Marketers Association of Nigeria, has rejected the move to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles by president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick.

The group also asked Pinnick to resign, after the country failed to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Members of the group conducted a peaceful protest at the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday, while the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong was meeting with the NFF board

“We are not basing this on the players and the coaches alone, the managerial aspect of this whole thing must be taken care of as well. We are asking that they should take the path of honour and resign, especially the President of the NFF,” president of the association, Abubakar Mohammed told media.

“Nigerians are not happy with him, Nigerians are not comfortable with him and he doesn’t have what it takes to pilot the affairs of Nigeria football.

“We are rejecting his move to sign a foreign coach in totality because it is not all about foreign coach. Part of the reasons Oliseh resign was because they could not pay his salary which is less than what the foreign coach will be requesting.”


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By Sydney Chesterfield on April 7, 2016 · Posted in Sports, Trends

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