NFF president Amaju Pinnick has said he did everything for Nigeria’s Segun Odegbami to get the five FA nominations for him to beat the deadline for the FIFA presidential race.
Odegbami has said his bid to be the next FIFA president was sabotaged by fellow Nigerians, who preferred former Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu to run for world football’s top post.
But Pinnick said he did all he could to canvas for support for Odegbami’s bid.
“We thought he had the other nominations and ours was just the icing on the cake,” he said.
“I did my best as president of the Nigeria Football Federation. We did our human extreme best but other FAs were already committed to other candidates.”
Pinnick also dismissed suggestions that he may have been slowed down by another interest group from Nigeria.
“I can’t be arm twisted. What happened just happened,” he maintained.