Sani Lulu: I’m not desperate, but destined to return as NFF President
The former President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, has restated that he is not desperate but destined to return to his former post as president of the Nigeria’s top football governor body.
Alhaji Sani Lulu stated this while dispelling insinuations about been desperation to return to the Glass House at his home town, Idah yesterday at the finals of the FOSLA U-13 Cup.
Lulu who hinted that he was only succumbing to intense pressure from the football family and stakeholders to return to the Glass House, said he had made up his mind to return to the position he lost to impeachment in 2010.
He believes the records under his then leadership were incomparable with that of the current Aminu Maigari led NFF as there was all-round success and no complaints from any quarters.
According to him, “Once again, I have heeded to the clarion call. It is a call to national duty. Football is a game I love with passion and my achievements when I was the NFF President before I was forcefully impeached are still very visible.
“If Nigerians that realized the positive contributions I made towards the growth of the game of football in the country want me to return to my former position, then, I have no option than to oblige them.” He said.
The former FCT Director of Sports while serving his tenure as NFF
President from 2006-2010, the Federation witnessed a tremendous
development of grassroots football in the country, starting from the U-13 in 2007, from which the likes of Chidera Ezeh, Kelechi Iheanacho and host of other members graduated into the 2013 World Cup U-17 winning Golden Eaglets after U-15.
It’s worthy to note that during his period in office, Super Eagles
soared high to an enviable 9th position in FIFA ranking as well as all the various national teams qualified for all the FIFA-organised competitions.