Embattled Nigeria Football Federation, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick may have more irons to grind as the National Association of Nigeria Footballers, NANF has vowed to investigate the reported five hundred million Naira (N500, 000, 000, 000.00) Amaju Pinnick led board of Delta State Football Association allegedly left in the coffers of the state FA when it handed over to the chairman, Austin Okocha.
NANF in a release made available to our correspondent Monday alleged that Amaju Pinnick successor, Austin Okocha-led board had denied meeting such amounts in the DFA’s account.
The release signed by NANF president, Harrison Jalla and titled “STILL ON THE DFA CRISIS- WHERE IS THE 500,000,000 million naira LEFT BY AMAJU PINNICK DFA BOARD FOR AUSTIN OKOCHA’s DFA BOARD” notes that having confirmed that the Austin Okocha/Edema Fuludu Board did not access the 500,000,000 naira the Amaju Pinnick DFA Board left behind, the NANF has taken responsibility to trace the funds and put measures in place to recover the money back to the DFA account.
“The National Association of Nigeria footballers (NANF) was dully informed that the Amaju Pinnick DFA Board while handing over to the Austin Okocha DFA Board in a well-attended Press Conference in Asaba said it left behind in a Certain DFA Oceanic Bank account the sum of Five hundred million naira. (500,000,000). But members of the Austin Okocha’s Board as that time has denied that they Inherited no such fund.
“Having Confirmed that the Austin Okocha/Edema Fuludu Board did not access the 500,000,000 naira the Amaju Pinnick DFA Board left behind the NANF has taken responsibility to trace the funds and put measures in place to recover the money back to the DFA account.