Daily Trust (Abuja)

1 December 2012

Nigeria: Lawal Unperturbed By Sack of Technical Committee

Former Super Eagles star, Garba Lawal has said he does not see anything wrong with the decision of the Alhaji Aminu Maigari led Executive Committee to dissolve the technical committee.

The Executive Committee of the NFF rose from its meeting in Abuja on Wednesday and announced the sack of its technical committee headed by Barrister Chris Green and the Finance committee chaired by Alhaji Shehu Adamu.

Lawal who spoke to Shot! on phone said there is no big deal concerning that decision because it is within the rules guiding the operations of the football federation.

He said having served for two years, there is nothing wrong with the decision taken by the executive committee to re-organize the technical committee which he was a member.

Contrary to feelings in some quarters that the sack of the committee may impact negatively on Super Eagles outing at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, Lawal said there will be no problem because the sacked members are not part of the team that would play in the championship.

"We were appointed to serve our fatherland and that is what we have done. We have been members of the committee for over two years and if the executive committee feels there is need for the technical committee to be re-constituted, I have no problem with it.

"What they have done is within the rules so there is no problem. The decision will not have adverse effect on the performance of the Super Eagles in South Africa because members of the technical committee are not part of the players".

The former international player said if asked to return, he will gladly come back and continue to contribute his quota to the development of Nigerian football.

Lawal said he has been a member of the technical committee beginning from when Alhaji Sani Lulu was the president of the NFF and he has enough experience to contribute to the success of the committee to be re-constituted.

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