President of Republic of Benin Football Association, Moucharafou Anjorin has ridiculed his rival, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and his candidacy for a post in CAF, saying that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president is “my small boy”.
Pinnick is running for a post in the CAF executive committee and going against Anjorin, but the Beninese and incumbent member in the committee feels the Nigerian is trying to use the “big name of Nigeria” to bully him out.
“Pinnick is a new comer, he has only two years of his mandate (as NFF president),” Anjorin said in a radio interview monitored Friday morning.
“It’s an election, and Pinnick is my small boy in African football.
“Life is a school and we need to learn and respect ourselves.”
“It’s a lie for Nigeria to dominate the region and the other countries to only support them,” he said.
“You cannot use the big name of Nigeria (to bully the other countries)
“They have been on the committee for 12, 14 years. This is not their birth right.
“Nigeria should support me because I have supported the country.
“(Also), I’m a Yoruba man from Abeokuta, my older brother holds Nigerian nationality, and Benin and Nigeria are the same.”
The CAF elections will take place on March 16, when Ahmad Ahmad of Madasgascar will be looking to also get more votes than incumbent president Issa Hayatou of Cameroon..