NFF Lost Both On And Off Pitch After Senate President Locked Out Of Stadium
The incompetence of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was clearly exposed on the day Nigeria failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup as the Super Eagles could not beat rivals Ghana and several organizational lapses caused national embarrassment like Senate President Mohammed Lawan locked out from the stadium for almost an hour and the riot by angry fans after the final whistle.
Lawan, Nigeria’s No 4 citizen, could not gain entry to the VVIP stand for almost an hour, officials informed www.insideglasshouse.com
It was reliably gathered that he finally got in only after President Muhammadu Buhari came into the arena.
Buhari watched the second half of the World Cup qualifier, but dashed out before the end of the match.
“It was a national embarrassment for the Senate President to be locked out for so long,” one official disclosed.
“The security and protocol aspects of the match organization left much to be desired.
“That snowballed into the inability of the security forces to bring the riot under control immediately.
“And to think there was a committee set up specially for the organization of this particular match and a purported warning by the state security service of trouble at the game.”