Gusau’s NFF Move To Further Divide Players’ Union By Involving NPFL Captains
The players’ union is a formidable pressure group in football that has the listening ears of world football governing body FIFA and the NFF led by President Ibrahim Gusau are very much aware of this and as such are doing everything to control this body.
Gusau inaugurated an NFF Reconciliation Committee soon after he was elected President in what he termed an effort to unite the two players’ unions.
However, it is now becoming clearer that Gusau has a sinister agenda to scatter and further weaken the players’ union after the Reconsciliation Committee invited active players to a meeting in Benin City starting today.
The committee has invited all 20 captains of the NPFL clubs as well as an additional player from these clubs for this meeting to be be chaired by Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu.
A source told www.insideglasshouse.com: “This is yet another sinister move by the NFF to further divide the players.
“Players who are still playing active football are members of the union but do not have an active role in the union, so there is a lot more than meets the eye involving these players at this stage,” the source explained.
“They are not trade unionists.”
PFAN has maintained there will not be a name change or composition of its executives.
It has also ordered leaders of the rival union ANFPU to return to the fold as most of them hold positions there.
It would aso be recalled that the PFAN is at the Federal Appeals Court in Abuja questioning the legitimacy of the Elections that brought Gusau into office last year.