PFAN To Be Excluded From NFF Elective Congress Over Court Case
It has been concluded by the NFF leadership that the country’s players union PFAN led by Tijjani Babangida (PICTURED) will not participate in the forthcoming Elective Congress that will usher in a new NFF Executive Committee on the grounds that it dragged the football federation before a regular court.
NFF Elections will be conducted on September 30, 2022, in Benin City.
Several critical Stakeholders confirmed the PFAN exclusion and this is after outgoing NFF President Amaju Pinnick sternly warned that those who head to the courts will be banned.
At the recent NFF Emergency Congress in Lagos, both PFAN and a faction midwifed by Pinnick were shut out.
No due process was taken by the football federation as mandated by the Statutes to suspend or expel a statutory member.
It would be recalled that the PFAN Task Force led by Harrison Jalla instituted a case at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over the expansion of the NFF Executive Committee and Congress for them to be more representative of the Nigeria Football polity.
Interestingly, President Muhammadu Buhari also ordered that the NFF amend their Statutes to accommodate more Stakeholders and that way curb the power tussles that have bedeviled the country’s football.
The Master Plan Committee set up by the Sports Ministry has equally recommended a more representative NFF Executive Committee and Congress.
The committee recommended the 44-person Congress is expanded to 111.