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NFF crisis: Dikko may replace Pinnick, Giwa to head LMC



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Nifemi Daniel

There are very strong indications that chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko has been anointed to replace embattled President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, Ripples Nigeria can exclusively report.

Fresh revelations indicate that the plots to remove Pinnick gathered momentum at the weekend as top members of the NFF endorsed the candidature of Dikko, who is also the second vice chairman of the NFF.

Pinnick has been having a credibility battle with Chris Giwa, a contestant in the election for the presidency of the NFF but a peace meeting called by the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung in Abuja on January 20 exposed the Delta-State born administrator’s naivety when he was close to exchanging blows with Giwa following a heated argument.

Ripples Nigeria gathered that the coup hatched by majority of Pinnick’s kitchen cabinet backed by some prominent politicians in the Presidency, will see Dikko emerging as the new NFF boss while Giwa will be compensated with a post in the LMC with former chairman of the Nigeria Premier League, Victor Baribote will be made to assist Giwa.

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“Dikko was the anointed candidate until Pinnick emerged. Pinnick’s arrogance is his biggest problem and his political affinity with the People Democratic Party (PDP) is also a minus to his chances of retaining the post for long,” a source confirmed Monday night.
Meanwhile, the proposed second meeting by the Sports Minister Solomon Dalung billed for Wednesday to fashion out ways of solving the impasse may not hold due to the latest development.

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