The first Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Seyi Akinwunmi has said the forthcoming election of the federation must not be a do or die affair as the camaraderie in football should be maintained.
Akinwunmi who was speaking in Abuja during the declaration of former NFF’s General Secretary Musa Amadu’s presidential ambition , aid that football remains a family affair and that whoever emerges as the NFF helmsman must maintain the family tradition synonymous with football.
“We have an election in a few weeks’ time, and it is not do or die,” noted Akinwunmi who doubles as the Chairman of Lagos State Football Association(LSFA).
“It must be that whoever wins remains in the football family, otherwise all we are doing is a waste of time. It is not about the region you are representing but the interest of all. It is only left in Nigeria that binds us together and let us leave it that way,” he said.
He emphasized the need for Nigeria football to remain as a family irrespective of whoever becomes the next president as the reason some current exco members graced Amadu’s declaration.
“We need to change the mentality in our football,” he further said. “Football is traditionally called a football family, and we have decided to honour Amadu because we all love football.”