Football pundit, Idah Peterside joins NFF presidential race

Football pundit, Idah Peterside joins NFF presidential race

Peterside Idah, a cleric, football pundit, and former Nigerian international, wants to be the next President of the Nigerian Football Federation.

Amaju Pinnick, the current President of the NFF, has said that he will not run for a third term, despite rumors linking him to another four years on the post.

Idah, who played for the BCC Lions of Gboko (now defunct), Enyimba, and Moroka Swallows during his playing days, is a fixture on Supersport’s Soccer Africa, where he appears as one of the show’s “wise men.”

He was also the Super Eagles’ Media Officer.

Idah termed it a “revolution of football in Nigeria” in a video broadcast on Twitter and argued that change is needed.

He was invited to play for Nigeria in competitive games in the early 2000s, but he never did.

Others in the race include, Shehu Dikko who is the League Management Committee (LMC) chairman and second vice president of the NFF, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi( First Vice President of NFF and Lagos FA Chairman, Chairman of Chairmen in the current dispensation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) FA chairman, Adam Mouktar Mohammed and Christian Emeruwa.

Both current members of the NFF Executive Committee have expressed interest in the role but have not confirmed or denied it.

With former player Samuel Eto’o being elected President of the Cameroon Football Federation, and Didier Drogba’s attempt in Cote d’Ivoire, many believe that the time has come for Nigerian ex-internationals to seize the bull by the horns and not play second fiddle in order to breathe new life into Nigerian football.