Leadership (Abuja)

29 November 2012

Nigeria: We Are Not Fighting NSC - NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)has distanced itself from believed plans that it has contracted some men within the glasshouse to initiate fight against the National Sports Commission (NSC).

Since after the Presidential retreat on sports and corruption accusation leveled against the NFF by the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force for Nigeria's qualification and participation at the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, it is said that the federation saw it as a game plan between the NSC and the governor to rubbish its good work.

As a result, observers say the NFF in connivance with some members of the House Committee on sports have vowed to ensure the leadership at the Commission is sacked.

But the General Secretary of the federation, Musa Amadu said that the NFF has no problem whatsoever with the NSC and has never at anytime contracted anybody or group of people to fight the Commission on its behalf.

Amadu, enraged added that between the NSC and the NFF, there has been existence of genuine peace. He maintained that the NFF has more problems to contend with than to begin to hire anybody to fight the NSC, their supervisory ministry now that all hands including those at the NSC are on deck to ensure that the Super Eagles excel at the Afcon 2013 in South Africa.

The scribe condemned the so called fight for the NFF saying that the Minister/Chairman, Director General and the entire management staff of the commission have been working hard to assist the federation get their money for the Afcon 2013 released on time.

"I want to assure you that we have no problem whatsoever with the commission. The peace reigning between us is not cosmetic. It is real. But you know some people depend on crises to feed. I advise such people to stop using the name of NFF."

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