17 December 2012

Nigeria: FIFA, CAF Hails NFF's Handling of Football Crisis

Portharcourt — The World Football Governing body, FIFA and the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have praised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for its handling of football crisis in the country.

The representative of the football governing bodies at the NFF Annual General Assembly in Portharcourt, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam said this while delivering the bodies' message at the occasion.

FIFA/CAF insisted that rancour must be prevented to allow for the development of football in the country.

They charged NFF to continue improving football in the country as it was the only unifying tool available to the government.

The Nigeria Premier League was in crisis after club owners sacked the executive board of the league in a congress last week, the decision NFF later ratified during its own congress.

However, the Chairman of the League Board, Victor Baribote has threatened to take the case to court as he insisted that his removal was illegal.

Speaking further, the football governing bodies defended the NFF on corruption charges.

"N2billion is not enough to prosecute their activities, let alone to embezzle it".

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