Former Super Eagle’s midfielder Etim Esin, have called on the two faction to of the Nigerian Football Federation to resolve their difference in the interest of the country as FIFA ban looms. The recent tussle of the leadership of NFF by both Amadu Pinnick and Chris Giwa have generated a lot of heat which even saw the DSS occupy the NFF glass house weeks back.
Nigeria has barely 24hrs to put its football house in order to avoid to avoid consequences from the world football governing body. FIFA have already indicated it recognizes Amadu Pinnick as the president of the football federation.
Etim Esin expressed disappointment at the current crises why wondering what the aims are considering that NFF election are barely months away. “For the sake of the country’s football, let these two parties wait till next month for the election. This crisis has been going on for too long and Nigeria’s interest is bigger than that of the individuals involved in this scuffle,” he said.
Esin also reacted to the retirement announcement of Victor Moses from international football. The former midfield stated that the retirement did not surprise him as many footballers have retired and came back to their national team.
“Several top players have done that after playing for their nations at other competitions. Lionel Messi of Argentina did the same only to return. The reason behind Moses’ swift decision may be due to his state of mind. The idea of not being able to cope with playing for club and country may be the reason”. “Moses has done well for his fatherland; he tried his best. But this is where continuity comes in, and that is why we must always look out for replacement for these players. By now, we should have had players who would replace Moses, Mikel Obi and others”. “The nation would definitely miss his services as a great winger, who did his best for his country. I believe there are players waiting by the side to take over from him,”