Ibrahim Gusau Emerges As The New NFF President

Ibrahim Gusau Emerges As The New NFF President
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Fresh reports reaching the desk of Africa Daily News, New York has revealed that Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Gusau had also been elected at NFF’s 78th Elective Congress which had been held in Benin, the Edo State capital.

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He had also polled 21 votes to beat his closest challenger former Ist Vice President Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi who had gotten 12 votes.

Though Gusau did not poll the needed 22 votes to automatically win in the first ballot, other contenders opted out of the possible reru. Amaju Melvin Pinnick was the former Chairman of the board.

In another report, the former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has declared that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would have to pay him his outstanding salary alongside the accruing interest going by the current dollar rate following their delay in making the payment.

Africa Daily News, New York recalls that the Franco-German was in December 2021 relieved of his job as the Eagles gafferfollowing a series of underwhelming performances by the three-time African champions.

However, despite moves by the NFF to pay his salary until the end of his contract, which should have expired in December, Rohr, the Eagles’ longest-serving coach took the case to world football body FIFA, demanding an additional £1m for breach of contract’without just cause’ but FIFA instead approved $377,879.46 (N155m as of December 2021 and N157m at the current official dollar to naira rate).

A ruling by the FIFA players’ status chamber in May ordered the NFF to pay Rohr the money within 45 days, after ending his contract abruptly adding that the country’s football governing body would be sanctioned if Rohr was not paid in full within 45 days.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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