Frequent NFF crisis and shameful impact

Ambassador Chris Giwa

Ambassador Chris Giwa

Sir: The last has not been heard about the frequent crises rocking the football house. Hence the court ruling in Jos.When the world football governing body intervened in our case in 2013 to ensure the smooth running of our football, Nigerians heaved a sigh of relief that the issue had been finally settled and Nigeria would move forward to continue to be in the scheme of football family the world over.

The ruling of Jos court installing Ambassador Chris Giwa to assume the leadership of Nigerian Football Federation threw the soccer loving fans of Nigeria into confusion.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalong should be blamed for opening the old wound by trying to mediate on issues that have already been foreclosed, hence the move by Ambassador Chris Giwa rushing to court to relist the case for hearing which favoured him at the detriment of progress of soccer development of this country.

The attempt by Chris Giwa to take over the secretariat of NFF is an insult and overzealous on his part, to cause confusion in order to give room for the soccer ruling body of FIFA to ban Nigeria in all soccer activities.

The task ahead of Nigeria now is to take part in all international soccer activities to wipe out the tears of not qualifying for next AFCON soccer competition coming up in Gabon next year after missing the last one in Equatorial Guinea in 2015.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalong should be blamed for opening the old wound by trying to mediate on issues that have already been foreclosed, hence the move by Ambassador Chris Giwa rushing to court to relist the case for hearing which favoured him at the detriment of progress of soccer development of this country.

If the soccer ruling body went ahead and slam a ban on us, the blame should go to the minister for careless move of reopening the case already settled.

Nigerians can’t afford not to take part in any soccer event this year, especially the soccer Olympic coming up this year in Rio Brazil, which Nigeria has already qualified to be one of the countries to represent Africa at the event.

All hands must be on the deck to solve this impasse in NFF to avoid the big stick of FIFA, which the crazy soccer loving Nigerians would not tolerate any FIFA ban due to some group or individuals for their selfish reason that tends to override that of the interest of the entire country.
Bala Nayashi,
FCT, Abuja



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