One of the highly respected Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Members, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ has repudiated the story published by a media outlet, where it was reported that he has declared his intention to put his feet forward ahead of the NFF’s General Elections, which comes up later this year.
Fresh, while reacting to the news said; “The report about my plans for NFF’s Presidential election is inaccurate because I have not discussed such with anyone. This is an election year and anyone is free to contest but the recent story regarding my said Presidential ambition is void of news accuracy ingredients and I urge the public to discard it, as I am not interested in the NFF Presidential race for now.
However, the Niger State FA Chairman, who doubles as the NFF’s Technical and Development Committee Chairman seems busy with the tasks at hand and doesn’t want to be distracted.
“Presently, I’m occupied with National assignments, we are focused on football development across the country’s football layers, and of course, it is the Election year; But we have various National teams who are preparing for different events, so my attention is fully fixated on the teams while planning to give the crews a lot of support in my stead. I don’t want NFF’s General Elections or its statutory processes to move me away from my major tasks right now,” he maintained strongly.
Perhaps, some football stakeholders and sources who are closed to online bloggers might have seen the leadership qualities of the NFF’s Vice-chairman Strategic Committee, hence, they fed the media such information linking him with Nigeria Football Federation’s Presidential race.