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Chris Green: They Almost Assassinated Me

Chris Green: They Almost  Assassinated Me

The crises in the leadership of Nigerian football has taken another twist as former NFF executive committee member, Chris Green has alleged a threat to his life, by claiming that some people are after his life, according to a report by sl10.ng on Sunday.

Green, as well as former NFF President, Aminu Maigari and General Secretary, Musa Amadu were all arrested by operatives of the department of state security (DSS) last Tuesday just before the NFF congress was to hold.


And revealing his ordeal to the House of Representatives committee on sports, Green claimed that he and Maigari barely escaped being assassinated.

“What we went through is not something anybody can be happy about, as we were detained for hours without any charges brought against us.

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“When we were released at past 2am the following day, we handed over to a group of unknown and heavily armed men but we refused to get on board.

“Now I’m scared for my life because I know some people are out to kill me because we could have been assassinated that day,” he said.

Meanwhile, in a statement released on Saturday, sports minister Tammy Danagogo explained why Green and his colleagues were arrested.

“The arrest of Maigari and some other officials of the NFF by the DSS is part of its routine to investigate the fire incident and interrogate some suspects based on the report of officials of the NFF and therefore had nothing to do with the NSC as is being erroneously insinuated.

“It is however, on record that the former Acting President of the NFF, Chief Mike Umeh had, immediately after the fire outbreak which razed part of the NFF secretariat in Abuja, said he suspected sabotage by ‘some people who are desperate to perpetuate themselves in power’ and called on the police to investigate the incident,” the statement read in part.

Green also accused the Sports Minister of being the brain behind the NFF crises.

“The problem of Nigerian football right now is my brother, the sports minister and it is quite unfortunate that he’s not here today,” he told the House of Representatives Committee on sports.

But Danagogo has severally denied being a part of the problem, and insisted that ‘We must ensure that peace is brought back to Nigerian football’.

The NFF elections, one recognized by FIFA to usher in a new board,is expeccted hold on Thursday, 4 September 2014, three days after FIFA would have decided Nigeria’s fate in international football after warning that the Chris Giwa board is illegal and must vacate its seat on September 1 or face sanctions.

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  • somebody should inform that Chris Green that his life has no meaning to Nigerians he should get out of that organisation and stop tormenting our football. This is our only source of happiness.
    They should forget about there selfish interest and make this association a better one for the future of our footbal

  • at sunny im very sure you are not following exact what is happening in the glass house, i dont even blame the chris giwa rather dangogo or danagogo whatsoever he calls his name because both of them knows and understand noting about football.football is not politics , football is one governing body that is fair and respectful by the whole world.so mr sunny i think you should go back to your drawing board and read to yourself then you would now know who is holding the future of our footballers, is not just what mr green says alone but the entire stakeholders of the NFF are against the minister and his so call candidate Chris giwa. Am assuring you very soon you realise who is the good the bad and the ugly in these action movie