Nigeria nominates Galadima for CAF post

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have nominated former chairman Ibrahim Galadima to seek election into the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
This endorsement followed the disgraceful ouster of Amos Adamu from the executive committees of both CAF and FIFA for breaching FIFA code of ethics over the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting bids.
Officials informed that both the sports ministry and the NFF are in full agreement with Galadima’s nomination.
“Nigeria is fully backing Galadima to get on the CAF exco,” a top official told
“This was not the case with Ghana, for instance, where the government had a candidate and the FA had another.”
The official added: “Now the government has to use its resources to ensure he is elected for Nigeria to still have a voice in international football.”
Galadima’s nomination, which included his CV, was Monday sent to CAF and so beat the Monday midnight deadline reserved for nominations for the CAF polls.
The elections into the CAF executive committee will be conducted in Khartoum, Sudan, in February.
Besides Adamu's position, several other positions including that of Togo's Seyi Mememe and Amadou Diakite of Mali are up for grabs.
Galadima was Nigeria FA boss between 2002 and 2006. The Kano-born football administrator, known for his forthrightness and integrity, won re-election for another four-year term only for the sports ministry then headed by Ismaila Sambawa to force a re-run of the elections which brought in Sani Lulu.
Last year, Galadima headed a special committee which supervised Kano Pillars CAF Champions League campaign. Debutants Pillars reached the semi-finals of Africa’s foremost club competition.
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