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Normalisation Committee Here For Nigeria Football

The prolonged impasse in Nigeria Football caused by a court order will in the long run lead to a Normalisation Committee to be set up by world football governing body FIFA, according to close observers.

In December, a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, aborted the NFF Annual General Assembly (AGA) and ordered that the football federation cannot sit as a body until the case has been dispensed with.

This has since prevented the NFF from holding any Congress including a General Assembly that will set the ground rules for elections into the Executive Committee in September.

Should the court case persist beyond the September 30, 2022 tenure of the current NFF administration, FIFA will have no choice but to intervene by setting up a Normalisation Committee for Nigeria Football.

This Normalisation Committee will be appointed for an initial six months during which time it will design a new road map that will include dismantling the entire Nigeria Football architecture right down to the State FAs and review the obnoxious NFF Statutes 2010.

The NFF Statutes has been one of the vexed issues of Nigeria Football as it has sidelined critical Stakeholders to the benefit of one single bloc, the State FA Chairmen.

There are 37 State FA Chairmen in a 44-person Congress and this has explained the complete dominance of these men on the NFF Executive Committee at the expense of other Stakeholders like the clubs, players union, coaches and referees.

Court cases have already been instituted demanding the amendment of the “undemocratic” Statutes and for equal representation in the NFF Congress.


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