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NFF AGA Won’t Amend Controversial Statutes

www.insideglasshouse.com has gathered that Friday’s NFF Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Lagos will not make any changes to the controversial NFF Statutes 2010, which has caused so much rancour and bad blood in the running of Nigeria Football.

This is because a Statutes Amendment Committee headed by NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi (PICTURED) never sat to look at sections of Statutes that needed to be changed after an official statement described the Statutes as “obsolete”.

The Statutes Committee was set up at the “illegal” NFF Extra-Ordinary Assembly in Benin City in August, 2021.

Nigeria’s players union, PFAN, for one have advocated for several changes to the “undemocratic” Statutes to allow for equal representation in the 44-man NFF Congress as well as the NFF Executive Committee.

The players have argued that State Football Association (FA) Chairmen have dominated the governance of Nigeria Football at the expense of other major stakeholders as they have 37 of the 44-person Congress.

Some members of the PFAN, namely Harrison Jalla, Rumson Baribote and Austin Popo,  have since taken this position to the Federal High Court Abuja Division after a 90-day ultimatum to the NFF was ignored.

The hearing in the case has been fixed for February 4, 2022.


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