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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may back the candidacy of Madagascar Football Federation boss, Ahmad Ahmad as the next President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Ahmad, who spoke on a Nigerian radio station Wednesday morning, says he has the backing of the NFF President Amaju Pinnick going into the March 16 CAF elections, while Pinnick himself is in the running for an Executive Committee seat and he’ll win” Ahmad insists.

Pinnick challenges Benin Republic’s Anjorin Moucharafou and Ahmad boasts the NFF chief will win because he has aligned himself to “a group that wants to win.”

The Madagascar Football Federation President continued that he’s going up against the establishment and not any individual. Issa Hayatou remains favorite to return as President of the Confederation, having headed the body since 1988.

Ahmad stressed the need for reforms in the Confederation and believes he’s capable of defeating Hayatou in the polls.

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