5 December 2012

Nigeria: NFF Puts NPL Congress On Hold

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had put on hold the 7th Congress of the Nigeria Premier League, following another development concerning domestic league administration.

On Tuesday, the NFF had issued the NPL with a go-ahead for its Congress proposed for Thursday, but a group of Premier League club owners congregated in the Federal Capital, Abuja on Tuesday night and announced they had kicked out the NPL Board.

Acting NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, said: "We are in possession of a letter signed by a number of club owners.

"For us, there has to be sanity in the administration of the League and that has to happen sooner rather than later. The NFF is uncomfortable with the continued delay in the commencement of the 2012/2013 Premier League season, which can only roll off the ground after the Congress. But we fear there could be a breakdown of law and order should the Congress go ahead on Thursday, December 6, 2012."

Amadu also confirmed that the NFF Executive Committee will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to conclusively resolve several issues around the NPL, adding: "In the meantime, we implore all persons involved to exhibit high-level maturity and maintain calmness for the good of the Nigeria game."

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