Distraction: Amaju Pinnick’s Plea For A Cease-Fire

By Daily Sports on January 6, 2020

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This is the first article from this columnist for the beginning of this New Year, 2020 and this sets the tone on our resolve to give our readers up to date turn of events no matter whose ox is gored.

As usual, we will touch briefly on important issues even as we zero in on the key point for the week.

I must not fail to wholeheartedly thank our dear readers for their steadfastness in sticking to your soar away authoritative, up-to-date, in-depth and breaking news specialist digital all sports daily (www.dailysportsng.com).

The immediate past years saw Nigerians squeezing water out of red hot stone. We in Daily Sports thank God and you, our dear ever loyal readers for your resilience in the face of official onslaught on our sensibilities. The feedback has been nothing but very encouraging. I plead the patriotic zeal continues. We will not fail you in our spirited bid to serve you even better. Stay depth with your holds-no barred digital sports daily.

I listened to the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare’s “sports revolution” in 2020 and I will say as beautiful as that may sound on paper, the way and manner it would be implemented remains the heartbeat of that well-prepared project.

Where I was a little emasculated in spirit was when Dare said he would with other stakeholders take sports to the next ‘level,’ being a cardinal programme of General Buhari. I feigned deafness and walked out from where my television set was but not without saying that this is yet another ‘dead on arrival’ programme by this man.

For a supposed result-oriented person like Dare to mention Buhari and his fake next level propaganda as the crux of his vision portrays him as an unserious minded a deceiver and pretender of the first and worst order. Sunday Dare has the liberty not to bring Buhari and his failed policy into what he is doing to see if he would write his name in gold and diamond in the history of Nigerian sports which very few of his predecessors did.

I have not hidden my taking a critical second look on this Sunday Dare of a person. In my view, he talks on the drop of a hat and such people are prone to distraction. To be honest with you, I am watching him closely despite the blind followership by most of my colleagues. Most of them are doing that out of one patronage or the other from him. Wait, I don’t have anything against such or never envious of them, however, the truth must be pointed out, not only where necessary but all the time.

Most of my colleagues have not discovered that Sunday Dare is a typical or proverbial two-faced knife. God help us. Nigerian sports will not be two times unlucky. 

Last week, I watched President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick almost on his knees begging those that are still bent on bringing down his administration to think twice and allow this free flow in the football family to have its full course so that the administration would concentrate on the tasks ahead. Some of these tasks include but not limited to qualifying the country to the next World Cup and AFCON. For him, the kind of atmosphere prevailing in the arena presently would not allow for depth thinking on ways to drastically improve the game, to reposition the country’s rating in global football.

The Warri football chief if you like, made a passionate appeal and it touched me deeply. I quickly said to no one else then, so this man that gives the impression of superman also feels the heat pouring on him.

A further thought quickly came upon me that this cat with nine lives called Amaju Pinnick has received rough tackles from all fronts even from Federal government but miraculously survived all.    

He has also become a metaphor in Nigerian football take it or leave. Amaju also created for himself the toga of whoever his enemies have to love because of his survivalist strategy that endeared him to many. Amaju Pinnick also adopted the strategy of the often said that in politics there is no permanent friend or enemy but permanent interest. This obviously has helped him much more to retain his executive number one position in NFF.

My heart went for him and I felt his plight and burden on his shoulders presently. His preoccupation now is how Nigerian football would be strengthened and made viable to qualify us for major international football summit. That is presently his main headache and it is the front burner in his heart.

Amaju is pained and one felt it when he was passing the message to those concerned. My appeal to all those that have tried but in vain to remove Amaju Pinnick and his executive committee board to forthwith exercise great restraint and allow football to run its full course in the country under the watchful eyes of Amaju Pinnick.

I will also advise or suggest to such people (you know yourselves), to give peace a chance. No condition, as they say, is permanent. Amaju‘s tenure would be over one day. The best way would be for such people that have the ambition to head NFF, to go back to the drawing board in preparation for the next election.

A continuous chase of Amaju Pinnick would amount to chasing the shadow which has been the case. You can never pin down a shadow rather it is you that would get tired and go to rest.

What I have written here should not be interpreted to mean that I have over-night become his fan, far from it. I will continue my active watch dog role and so shall it be. I pray we get it right and also get our priorities right and qualify for World cup 2022 in UAE.

Stay with this digital sports platform as our social media platforms are open 247. Keep shooting hard till next week!!

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 6, 2020


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