Government Warns NFF Against Federation Cup Disgrace
The Federal Government has ordered the NFF to resolve with immediate effect the crisis that has diminished this year’s Federation Cup after several quarterfinalists withdrew from the cup competition.
In a statement from the press and PR unit of the sports ministry, the Government said it was not satisfied with the degradation of domestic football in the country and that a quick resolution be found to the latest crisis in the Federation Cup.
“It is unacceptable that teams were treated against the rules but according to other considerations not in the rule books,” read the statement in part.
“Our league has never sunk this low. Several times, through writing and verbal discussions, the Ministry has brought this to the attention of NFF and persons in charge of the Domestic league.
“Unfortunately, things are getting bad, instead of getting better.
“Federal Government will be left with no choice than to act to save the crumbling system in place and bring about desired changes.”
The statement continued: “Federal Government is mandating the NFF to act swiftly and find encompassing and sustainable solutions to all contending issues around the Aiteo Cup.
“There is a race against time to act, so the NFF must swing to work swiftly to restore sanity.
“The NFF should know that a critical aspect of the country’s sports cannot be experiencing degradation due to bad management from the administrators and expect Government to keep quiet. Government will not stand idly by and watch our domestic football come to disgrace.”