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Players Union Task Force Calls On FG, FIFA To Stop NFF Elections

Players Union Task Force Calls On FG, FIFA To Stop NFF Elections

Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) Taskforce has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria and FIFA to intervene by stopping the forthcoming Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Elective Congressscheduled for Benin City and save the country’s football from another long drawn crisis and anarchy, Completesports.com reports

Speaking on the determination of the NFF and NFF Electoral Committee to go ahead with the elections billed for September 30, despite a Federal High court Abuja injunction that the elections be put on hold till s matter before the court is heard on October 30, one of the claimants, Harrison Jalla, urged stakeholders to shun the congress to avoid contempt .

“PFAN Taskforce has taken appreciate steps and has duly informed all relevant agencies of government of threat to cause a breach of the peace defying the court order. We are also exploring all possibilities within the ambit of the law to ensure that those who are already defying court order would face the consequences of their actions,” Jalla said.

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“As stakeholders, we reject attempt by a group that have plundered Nigerian Football for the past eight years from further damaging of the game in the country. They have positioned themselves to return to office and continue the eclipsing of football in Nigeria. We say no to their plan to seek re-election and do more damage to the game. We demand a clean sweep of the present board after eight years of failure.”

Jalla added: “Nigerian Football needs a new order. We need to take the plunge now to repair the damage done to our football. Those men have no good plan for this country. All they do is personal engradisment and junketting the world to the detriment of the game. They should be cooling off in custody for the harm they have done to this country

Ramson Baribote corroborated: “To avoid another long drawn crisis in our football, we are calling on Federal Government and FIFA to intervene. They should be made to implement President Buhari’s directive to expand the congress membership and give other Nigerians the opportunity to contest elections.”

By Richard Jideaka Abuja

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