NFF President, Amaju Pinnick on Wednesday in Abuja voluntarily released names of moneybags, who contributed to his recent electoral victory in CAF having defeated Moucharafou Anjorin of Benin Republic by 32 to 17 votes at the CAF elective congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Among them are; CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, his Edo counterpart, Godwin Obaseki and that of Cross Rivers, Benedict Ayade, and the DG of the Nigerian Maritime Adiministration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Peterside Dakuku.
The NFF President in a chat with newsmen revealed that his campaign for a seat in CAF was capital intensive and physically demanding. He hinted at contributions of some prominent Nigerians to his campaign.
He said, “The first persons i told when i started this journey were Shehu Dikko and my General Secretary. We all believed that it was a mission possible that we need a Nigerian to be in the CAF Executive Committee. It is new vista and channel that will help develop our football.
“I thank the Executive Committee of NFF and the Federal Government for endorsing my candidacy. The election was capital intensive because I travelled to over 35 countries. I thank the governors of Delta, Lagos, Edo and Cross River. The DG NIMASA, the ministry of Petroleum, my brother and friend, the CBN governor for their contributions.”