Wednesday, May 30

Federal government warn NFF to stop distraughting them with election

The Nigerian government warned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to shift all plans for elections into the next board and focus on the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.

According to NAN reports, Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung gave the warning in Port Harcourt, Rivers capital.

The Minister revealed that the Federal Government had invested so much toward the qualifying and achieving a respectable World Cup result, stressing that a call for purchase of forms and setting up of an electoral committee at this time was all the distraction to Nigerians and Super Eagles preparation.

Dalung called the attention of the
Federation to the Supreme Court’s verdict and warned that calling for elections without legal advice from the Attorney General will further generate confusion and distraction.

“The NFF should put everything concerning elections and electoral committees on hold and concentrate on the World Cup preparation which is more important to the passion of the country.
“The country has invested so much right from the campaign for a ticket till date so we cannot afford any distractions in the name of elections.
“The World Cup and elections cannot be pursued concurrently therefore all issues on the next elections into the NFF board should be suspended pending the outcome of legal advice from the Attorney- General on the
decision of the Supreme Court on the
current crises in the Federation.”
he said

However The Super Eagles kick off their World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16, 2018 in Kaliningrad.

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