Suspended Fifa Executive Committee member Amos Adamu is puzzled by the NFF’s decision to nominate Ibrahim Galadima to contest his seat at next year’s CAF elections.
Adamu is appealing his three-year suspension by the world football governing body over a cash for votes scandal exposed by a Sunday Times sting, and says the NFF decision could lead to confusion if his appeal is successful. “Fifa took its decision but I’m not satisfied with it and the next thing I hear is that the NFF leadership has nominated Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima,” Adamu told The Sun.
“I don’t understand what NFF is doing when it is aware that I have decided to appeal the verdict of the Ethics Committee of Fifa.”
Nigeria were under pressure to name a candidate before this week’s deadline, but Adamu described the action as ‘unfair’ and inappropriate.
“I have nothing against Alhaji Galadima, who has been working with CAF over the years but his nomination for the executive committee at this time is not appropriate.”
Despite his unhappiness, Adamu says he will watch from the sidelines.
“I’ll leave the federation to its action and just watch as things unfold,” he said.