22nd November, 2010
Following the disgraceful suspension of Amos Adamu from the executive committee ofÂ both the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA, the Nigeria FootballÂ Federation, NFF is bobbying to present a candidate for either seat before todayâ€™sÂ deadline for the submission of nominations.
MTNFootball.comÂ Â gathered that officials are now in a dilemma over presentingÂ another Nigerian for the election after Adamu opted to launch an appeal against hisÂ three-year ban for breaching its code of ethics in a cash-for-vote scandal.
â€œItâ€™s a very tough one,â€ admitted an official to MTNFootball.com. â€œWe only have tillÂ Monday (today)Â to present a nomination for the seats on the executive committees ofÂ both CAF and FIFA. This is also against the backdrop that Adamu has launched anÂ appeal against his ban.
â€œIt may be viewed as a vote of no confidence should Nigeria go ahead and presentÂ another candidate for the elections in Khartoum in February.â€
Another official revealed that Adamu has been approached to see reason why anotherÂ man should be presented for the elections.
â€œWe support Adamuâ€™s quest to seek complete justice, but at the same time, many of usÂ do not see how the FIFA suspension of Adamu will be dismissed altogether; at best heÂ could get a shorter ban and by then the elections may well have come and gone withÂ Nigeria not having a chance to stake a claim for his position,â€ the official toldÂ MTNFootball.com.