Gusau replaces Pinnick as NFF president

Gusau replaces Pinnick as NFF president

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Oct 01, 2022. 13:00

Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) – replacing Amaju Pinnick.

The 58-year-old polled a total of 39 votes beating Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi and Alhaji Shehu Dikko during the NFF’s 78th Annual General Assembly which was held in Benin, Nigeria on Friday.

The NFF released the following statement:

“Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau was on Friday elected the new President of Nigeria Football Federation, succeeding Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick who was in the role for the past eight years,” a statement read.

“Until Friday afternoon, debonair Gusau was Chairman of Chairmen of Nigeria Football, and also Chairman of the Zamfara State Football Association. He defeated Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who until Friday afternoon was the NFF’s 1st Vice President, by polling 21 votes to Akinwunmi’s 12 in the first round.

“Akinwunmi, who is Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, announced his withdrawal just before the run-off was to take place, just as Mallam Shehu Dikko (who polled 6 votes) and Alhaji Abba Abdullahi Yola (1 vote). However, former international goalkeeper Peterside Idah (1 vote in round one) refused to step down and earned another 1 vote in run-off, as Gusau coasted home with 39 votes.

“Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, long-term Chairman of two-time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba FC, swept to the 1st Vice President position by thrashing Senator Obinna Ogba (Chairman of the Senate Committee on Youth and Sports Development) by 23 votes to 8.

“Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh was unopposed for the position of Chairman of Chairmen, just as Alhaji Sharif Rabiu Inuwa had an easy ride picking a slot from the North West without any opposition.”

Gusau is a qualified accountant and a Safety and Security Officer for the Confederation of African Football.

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