BY MONICA IHEAKAM
NIGERIA Football Federation (NFF) executive board, on Friday waved off reports of purported impeachment of Amaju Pinnick as a figment of the writer’s imagination.
The board, described as tales by moonlight, the report as circulated on African football website that Pinnick came close to being impeached at the board’s meeting on Wednesday July 20, 2016 .
According to the Chairman Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, the NFF is welcome to constructive criticisms but condemned as unprofessional,outright fabrication of tales targeted at bringing down the glass house.
“The NFF has never taken up issue with anyone or any organization for criticizing its work or disagreeing with its policies and decisions. However, outright fabrication of what someone expected or assumed to have transpired at a meeting or forum is unprofessional and condemnable,” Yahaya- Kwande began.
“At no time during the meeting did any member mention the word ‘impeachment.At all times, we welcome criticisms, because we don’t know it all and we have never pretended to do so.
“The communiqué was clear on what matters were deliberated upon at the meeting. We had earlier explained what transpired with regards to the Paul Le Guen issue. He was recommended but we failed to agree terms; it happens every now and again all over the world. You want to employ someone but you fail to reach agreement on terms and conditions of service and the deal is off.”
Yahaya-Kwande appealed to football –loving Nigerians to exercise a little more patience for the Board to hire a Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles.
“The Board has given the the Technical and Development Committee a few more days to recommend another person who is highly –qualified and ready to willing to live in Nigeria, and who is ready to work with our indigenous coaches to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.