I did not report Pinnick to EFCC, says Etebo

By Daily Sports on July 22, 2018

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One of Super Eagles ’ revelations at the just concluded Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup , Ogenekaro Etebo, is not ready to join ‘ the enemies ’ in pulling down the out -going President of the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF ) , Amaju Pinnick .

There were media reports earlier in the week that the midfielder, who recently signed for Stoke City in England, wrote a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) , calling for Pinnick ’ s head for refusing to pay him and other players after featuring for Warri Wolves FC .

Pinnick was the Commander- in-chief of Delta Sports , calling the shots in the Sports Commission, Warri Wolves FC and Delta FA when Etebo and Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi featured for the club .

According to the report , Etebo, who distinguished himself as one of Nigeria ’ s best players at the World Cup despite scoring an own goal in the match against Croatia , had petitioned the EFCC demanding payments of monies owed him by Warri Wolves FC under the leadership of Pinnick .

But Etebo has denied writing or signing any petition against Warri Wolves FC or Pinnick over outstanding monies owed some players by the club .

He said : “ My attention was drawn to a newspaper report that myself and Daniel Akpeyi signed a petition against Warri Wolves .

My picture was even used in the story, which is totally false and a calculated attempt to drag my name into something I know nothing about .

“ Since I left Warri Wolves , I have never complained about money to anyone, neither did I sign any petition.

This story is meant to create distractions and confusion .

I don’ t want anyone to use my name to create confusion . I want to concentrate on my career .

I think they just want to use my name and Akpeyi to score a point, but it is not fair. ”

Speaking with The Guardian yesterday on the issue , the chairman of Warri Wolves , Moses Etu said : “ I don’ t really know how the newspaper came about such story , but I can confirm that we just received a letter from Etebo dissociating himself from the petition to EFCC. ”

Etu , however , confirmed that some players were owed certain amount of money by the club before the present administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa came into office in 2015.

“ But the amount is not up to the N 300 millin being quoted in the report. ” (TheGuardian) 

•Photo shows Picnick and FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Source Daily Sports

Posted July 22, 2018


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