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‘NFF president Pinnick is irresponsible’

04 August 2015, 14:23

Lagos - Former Gombe State FA chairman Shuaibu Ahmed Gara Gombe has lambasted President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick after pictures emerged of him at the Wembley Stadium watching the Community Shield game between Arsenal and Chelsea on Sunday, whilst two Nigeria’s national teams were battling to represent the country at next year’s Olympic Games.

The Dream Team VI played a goalless draw against Congo in Pointe Noire to qualify for the CAF U23 Championship to be hosted by Senegal, and the Super Falcons lost 1-0 to Equatorial Guinea in Bata, consequently will not make it to the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Also read: NFF claims Pinnick in London for meetings not for Arsenal game

And despite the NFF playing down the development by saying Pinnick is London for business purposes, Gombe has gone ahead to call out the NFF boss, describing his action as ‘irresponsible’.

“It is called being irresponsible,” Gombe said in a radio interview.

“He is running football as if there is no government in this country. The National Sports Commission has a responsibility to know how they (NFF) are using our resources.

“Who is even paying for all these trips? The other time he was in London for so long and we were told he was there for medical treatment. The other time he was in London to take pictures with Arsene Wenger. The other time he was in London to take pictures with Sunday Oliseh while abandoning our teams,” Gombe blasted.

-Soccer Laduma

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