BY JUDE OPARA, Abuja
As the September 25 elective congress of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) draws nearer, former international, Dominic Iorfa says he is the right man to succeed the immediate past president of the federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari whose tenure expired on August 25, 2014.
Iorfa who is also the chairman of premier league side, Lobi Stars of Markurdi told Sports Vanguard that having been involved with football all his life by playing the game, administering and coaching it, he has all the experience needed to pilot the now troubled NFF to a more prosperous future.
“You know that all my life I have been involved in football as a player for many years to management and coaching of the game. Football does not need a professor to mange it but those who know the game in and out. I have the idea and very capable to run the federation at the moment”.
The former executive committee member of the NFF further reacted to the practice of most state FA chairmen to use their position to negotiate their entry into the NFF board only to hold on to their status as chairmen.
According to him, the ideal thing is that when one gets into the federation, such a person should automatically seize to be the chairman of his or her state.
“For me if I win as the president, I will drop my position as chairman of Lobi Stars, but for now you cannot change that because it is what we have in the statutes and to change it means that after this election, you have to get the congress to effect such a change”.
Iorfa also disagreed with the notion that there are a lot of money to be looted in the NFF assuring that if elected, he will ensure that every amount of money at the federation would be used to develop the game which he insisted still has a lot of room for improvement.
He equally explained why the clubs have refused to play league matches saying if they had played, that would have amounted to an endorsement of the disputed election of Chris Giwa which he said the clubs do not recognize.