10th August, 2010
Coach of Nigeriaâ€™s gold-winning Eaglets to the Japan â€˜93 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Fanny Amun (MON), has explained why he wants to join the likes of Alhaji Sani Toro, Segun Odegbami (MON) and Chief Oyuiki Obaseki to contest for a post in the forth coming elections of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
Amun served in acting capacity as Secretary General of the NFF when the Super Eagles won bronze medal at the Egypt 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.
Amun has not been fully involved in top football matters since he left office for the immediate past scribe, Bolaji Ojo-Oba in 2008. But this time around, the administrator is eyeing the post of First Vice Chairman of NFF.
â€œItâ€™s true that Iâ€™m contesting in the coming elections of NFF and I have my resons.
â€œI noticed that many things are wrong with our football administration while in office as Secretary and believe itâ€™s time to make the right changesâ€, he told journalists.
The reorganisation of the Technical Department of NFF, where experienced persons would work to change the dwindling fortunes of the national teams is one of Amunâ€™s priorities.
The former national coach also said the country needs a good youth development programme, the project he encouraged while in office to foster a smooth transition of Nigerian players from the age-grade teams to the senior level.
â€“TundeÂ Â Oyedele