I did my best for Odeg­bami, Pin­nick in­sists

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

NFF pres­i­dent Amaju Pin­nick has said he did every­thing for Nige­ria’s Se­gun Odeg­bami to get the five FA nom­i­na­tions for him to beat the dead­line for the FIFA pres­i­den­tial race. Odeg­bami has said his bid to be the next FIFA pres­i­dent was sab­o­taged by fel­low

Nige­ri­ans, who pre­ferred former Abia State Gover­nor Orji Uzor Kalu to run for world foot­ball’s top post.

But Pin­nick said he did all he could to can­vas for sup­port for Odeg­bami’s bid.

“We thought he had the other nom­i­na­tions and ours was just the ic­ing on the cake,” he said.

“I did my best as pres­i­dent of the Nige­ria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion. We did our hu­man ex­treme best but other FAs were al­ready com­mit­ted to other can­di­dates.”

Pin­nick also dis­missed sug­ges­tions that he may have been slowed down by an­other in­ter­est group from Nige­ria.

“I can’t be arm twisted. What hap­pened just hap­pened,” he main­tained.

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