I’m no longer interested in running for political office – John Fashanu

I’m no longer interested in running for political office – John Fashanu

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Former England International John Fashanu has revealed he has no intention to contest for the post of the President of Nigeria Football Federation.

The 57-year failed in his first and only attempt to contest for the post of the president of Nigeria Football Association in 2002, which was won by Ibrahim Galadima .

He said, “I’m no longer interested in running for political office.

“I don’t want to be NFF president or hold any office because of the too much stress involved. I want to live a nice life and enjoy my life

“I had the ambition 14 years ago but the desire is no longer there because now I am a kingmaker and not a king.

The former Wimbledon player also reiterates that he still has the qualities of a leader

“All I want Nigerians to expect from me now is exactly what they’ve had in the last 16 years, which are hard work, sweat and honesty. That is a word which is not used or believes in Nigeria very well.”

As regards to the abundance of football talent in the country, Fashanu mentioned that with the right administration Nigerian players would be years ahead of others.

“On the field, nobody can match Nigerian players who are many years ahead of others,” he added.

“Some of their works are phenomenal and they are up there with the likes of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo.

“Phenomenal talents just everywhere across the states, from Anambra to the North, I would say some of the world’s potentially best players but nobody has the sense to obligate them because we are all fighting each other every time.”

Mudashiru Shittu

 



Mudashiru Shittu

A Sport writer , reporter and a broadcaster with huge knowledge of Sporting Events in Africa and beyond .


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