Siasia appeals to election candidates


Tunisia ’94 Africa Cup of Nations winner Samson Siasia has urged the Nigeria Football Federation election candidates to make the   development of the country’s football their priority.

The election will take place in Warri, Delata State, on Tuesday

Thirty-six candidates will battle for the eight elective positions at stake in the NFF election, with seven of them seeking to succeed Aminu Maigari as the President of the national football ruling body.

They are Taiwo Ogunjobi, Dominic Iorfa, Mike Umeh, Shehu Dikko, Amanze Uchegbulam, Abba Yola and Amaju Pinnick.

Siasia, who lamented the state of Nigerian football, urged the winners of the elections to resolve   the contentious issues and challenges facing the sport in the country.

The former Super Eagles coach said, “If the football house is not well-managed, it will affect every aspect of the game; it will slow down the progress of the game which does not help anybody.

“They need to get their act together as we cannot move forward with unresolved issues here and there.

“Football has given us pride in the world, we should not mess that up now. We need all stakeholders on board.

“Do the right thing and put the right people at the right positions so that the league can also progress.”

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