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  • Updated: September 29, 2022

Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper Idah Peterside Denies Pulling Out Of NFF Elections

Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper Idah Peterside Denies Pulling

Idah Peterside

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Idah Peterside has denied reports that he has pulled out of the 2022 Nigeria Football Federation elections.

The Election, which is billed to hold in Benin on Friday, has been marred with reports of withdrawals from three candidates.

A ruling by the Court of Appeal on Thursday morning ordered a stay-of-execution of an ex parte injunction, making it possible for the elections to hold as planned on Friday.

It was reported that some of the candidates pulled out of the race to avoid being jailed for contempt of court before the Appeal Court ruling.

Idah Peterside has now denied pulling out of the race.

“Let it be known that I’m in this race to be the president of the NFF.

"People are already saying I have withdrawn; this is the work of the enemies of progress.

"As I speak with you, I’m here waiting like others for whatever the electoral committee would say.

"Please disregard every other information that is not coming directly from me."

Similarly, another Presidential candidate Mouktar Mohammed also denied reports that he has pulled out of the elections.

“No, it’s not true that I pulled out of the race.

"The decision I took earlier was only based on if the court injunction was still in place.

"There was no time I pulled out of the election."

Meanwhile,  NFF confirmed on Thursday that former Vice President of the federation Amanze Uchegbulam has pulled out of the race.


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