Amaju Pinnick officially ended his eight-year tenure as the head of the affairs of the Nigerian Football Federation as his term expired on Tuesday.
The Delta State-born sporting director was first elected president of the NFF in 2014 after winning an elective convention held in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
He would later make history when he won his nomination for a second term in 2018, becoming the first-ever president of the NFF to be re-elected for a second term.
However, the management account of the former Delta State Football Association president has led to diverging views among football stakeholders.
Under his auspices, Nigeria won the U17 World Cup in 2015, won women’s AFCON in 2016 and 2018, and won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics and the African Cup of Nations in 2019. However, advocacy groups claim Nigeria won 13 trophies during his predecessor Aminu Maigari’s four years as NFF chairman, including the all-important Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), while Pinnick only won three trophies in eight years, including one, which Maigari had prepared before leaving office