PFAN Fires Ultimatum To NFF Over Rival Group
Nigeria’s players’ union PFAN (PICTURED SECRETARY EMMANUEL BABAYARO) has informed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) they have two days to dismantle and disassociate from a rival footballers’ body or they should be prepared for “an all-out war”.
In the last few days, a rival players’ group championed by one Chikelue Iloenyosi claimed to have come into being with Abdul Sule as president.
Abdul Sule even met with NFF President Amaju Pinnick today in Abuja.
PFAN warned the NFF that any attempt to divide the players’ union was “unethical” and will be “fully” resisted.
The NFF leadership has become increasingly nervous of the bold steps undertaken by PFAN to impact positively on Nigeria Football.
Ironically, the same Pinnick recently introduced PFAN president Tijjani Babangida to CAF President Patrice Motsepe at the draw ceremony for the delayed 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.
The NFF had also sealed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with PFAN to cede a percentage of sponsorship monies to the players’ union as is the practice worldwide.