Vanguard (Lagos)

15 January 2013

Nigeria: Gov Amaechi to Head Afcon Delegation

The Nigerian Football Federation has appealed to the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, to head the delegation to the African Nations Cup kicking off in South Africa this weekend.

Sources in Port Harcourt told futaa.com that the pair of NFF chairman Aminu Maigari, and the former head of technical committee, Chris Green, were at the Rivers State House in Port Harcourt on Monday, to put the request to the governor.

The sources further confirmed that the governor politely turned the request down.

He was said to have told the NFF officials that he is too busy at the moment to take on such an assignment that will remove him from his desk for the duration of the Eagles stay at the tournament.

He only promised to be at the first game of the Eagles, and the final, if they make it that far.

The reasons for trying to appoint the Governor as Head of Delegation is not clear, given his past scathing condemnation of the way the NFF handles its finances

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