Fashanu: NFF Misled FIFA

Fashanu: NFF Misled FIFA

Ex-England International, John Fashanu, has reacted to the suspension of Nigeria by FIFA from all football matters accusing the ousted board of the NFF of misleading FIFA.

“What FIFA used in suspending Nigeria was correspondence from the dissolved board of the NFF, who in my opinion lied about what truly went down regarding the court order and the congress” he told SL10.

“The court dissolved the board on account of a stakeholder’s injunction, so why not slam the person who took a football issue to a civil court as contained in their rules?

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“But I guess the past board of the NFF misled FIFA by running to them with claims that Government influenced their sacking which isn’t true.

“I doubt if FIFA is aware of the legality of extra ordinary congress because the past board in my opinion told FIFA it’s illegal.”

Fashanu advised football stakeholders in Nigeria to always carry FIFA along in their dealings with the NFF to avoid this type of logjam in future.

He added: “The wise thing they should have done was to submit all document from the extra ordinary congress to FIFA as soon as it was over and even before convening it, they should have informed FIFA, in that way FIFA will not slam ban hearing from a drowning board.”

In conclusion he warned the football house to adhere strictly to FIFA’s directive to reach for an out of court settlement with aggrieved parties to ease talks with FIFA as to why Maigari and co were sacked from the board of the NFF.

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  • obok peter 9 years ago

    wat is de main reasons for dis supention.

  • Idowu 9 years ago

    Fifa should go to hell. Whenever there is any tournament, Fifa will always meet the government of the host country but whenever there are issues affecting football, Fifa will refuse to speak with thesame govt. What a shame to Fifa!

  • Yahanasu 9 years ago

    John fashanu is ignorant of what he is saying, without anyone communicating, FIFA is monitoring every country in the world of football. The court injunction temporarily dissolved nff board and congress members. By status, extra ordinary congress need bonafied congress members to rectify the dissolution, so fashanu should tell Nigerians how can an illegal congress members hold extra ordinary meeting while in court? The chairman of the meeting effrontery Johnson is a member of the present board, was he exampted by court order? Can u show to Nigerians copy of the video and signatures of so called illegal congress members? They went ahead to dissolved national, women and nationwide league boards, where did extra ord get the power dissolved a board that they did not vote for, remember those leagues have their owned congress that voted them into office by the constitution and guide lines. Mr fashanu I think u are the one trying to mislead Nigerians, u better have another way of solving ur grievances if any or focus on ur football business than wasting ur energy where it will not work pls.

  • MIKE BATAN 9 years ago

    Fashanu is an educated illiterate! Is the court not government? In case he doesn’t know, the judiciary is an arm of government! ….and FIFA’s regulation on this is clear; footballing cases cannot be decided in a court!