Dr Christian Emeruwa, the Confederation of African Football’s Head of Safety and Security, has officially announced his interest in running for the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation.
Emeruwa revealed this on Wednesday in the WhatsApp group Family United By Sports.
Amaju Pinnick, the current president of the football federation, declared in April that he would not run for a third term.
Pinnick became the first NFF president to serve two terms after being re-elected in 2018, and with another election on the horizon, the FIFA Council member revealed that family pressure prompted his decision to retire.
Emeruwa said after several consultations with stakeholders, he decided to run for the position.
He wrote on FUBS, “Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning to you all. I wish to inform you all that I have decided that I will contest for the position of President, Nigeria Football Federation in the forthcoming election.”
“I have been consulting with all football elders, and stakeholders and my consultations will still continue. Please remember me in your prayers.”
The doctorate degree holder in Health Education and Human Kinetics had served as special assistant to three successive Nigeria Football Federation’s general secretaries and coordinated safety and security issues at a number of matches and competitions for CAF and the world football body FIFA.