Ogunjobi: Pinnick Shouldn’t Have Openly Supported Ahmad Against Hayatou

Ogunjobi: Pinnick Shouldn’t Have Openly Supported Ahmad Against Hayatou




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Osun United Chairman and former Nigeria Football Federation Secretary General, Taiwo Ogunjobi, believes the President of the Nigerian Football Federation Amaju Pinnick should not have openly declared his support for Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad ahead of Thursday's Confederation of African Football elections, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.



Issa Hayatou, 70, is contesting for an eighth successive term as President of CAF, with Ahmad, 57, his only opponent.



"You don't come out openly to declare support for a candidate in an election at the level of CAF," Ogunjobi told Completesportsnigeria.com.


"Maybe youthful exhuberance, I don't know but I think it's a mistake to do that. It's going to be difficult for Ahmad Ahmad even if there's a chance for him. Hayatou has the experience and has been there for years.


"Pinnick would still have voted for a candidate of his choice if he didn't come out to publicly to declare support for Ahmad."


Ogunjobi added that Pinnick faces a tough candidate in Benin Republic’s Anjorin Moucharafou for the sole slot on the powerful CAF Executive Committee seat from West B zone.



Ogunjobi added that his club Osun United will be title contenders in the 2016/17 Nigeria National Football League season, which will kicks off this weekend.


Osun United are away to Bayelsa United in Yenagoa in their opening league game.


"We are ready for the NNL league opener,"Ogunjobi said.


"We have been in camp for over three months and I believe the coach (Duke Udi) has done his homework ahead of the game against Bayelsa United. I'm confident that we will gain promotion at the end of the season."


Ogunjobi also had his reservations on the Super Eagles squad list for the forthcoming friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso later this month in London.


He said: "The coach (Gernot Rohr) has been given a job and so far he was won games but if I feel some players in the squad shouldn't be there. The friendlies are good for the team and it will put them in good shape for the coming games in June and August."

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  • Ogunjobi is out of touch with reality. Is this not the same Ogunjobi that was accused of embezzlement and was suspended one time? Someone should please correct me if I am wrong for I might have forgotten. He is Amos Adamu gang and so is also Hayatou crony. It is therefore a no surprise issue coming from Ogunjobi. The gang of crooks. How on earth could a man of Ogunjobi status want to support a 70 year old man who sleeps in executive meetings to preside after our football. It rediculous indeed and it shows that our football will never move forward if people like Ogunjobi are not weeded out and put in prison. Pinnick Amaju should shout it from the top of mount Kilimanjaro in Cameroon that Nigeria is going against Hayatou and supporting Ahmad. We don’t care who he is as long as Hayatou is out of football. Has Ogunjobi read that an Egyptian court is charging Hayatou and co for fraud? Monopolizing the tv rights of CAF or something. Ogunjobi should concern himself with how to embezzle Osun state football money instead of talking when good people are talking. We reject Ogunjobi and his likes.