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NFF Disciplinary Committee bans Nnaji

The Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation rose from its meeting held on Tuesday, 6th April at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja, banning Barrister Ray Nnaji, a former Board member of the Nigeria Premier League, from all football–related activities within the Nigeria sovereignty.

In taking the decision, the Committee expressed utter disappointment with the way and manner Nnaji, a legal practitioner, handled his grievance against the NPL by going to ordinary court of law, which is a clear violation of Article 36 of the NPL Statutes, Article 13 (1) (f) of the NFF Statutes and Article 64 (par. 2) of the FIFA Statutes.

The Committee also warned that any individual or organisation that transacts anything with Nnaji on football matters, including holding of meetings or consultations, will be considered to be an accomplice and treated as such.

On the case of Mr. Amaju Pinnick, Chairman of the Delta State Football Association, the Disciplinary Committee decided to summon him to appear before it in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Thursday, 15th April, 2010 by 1pm.

Nnaji had last Wednesday been suspended from all football activities by the NFF after a Federal High Court in Enugu threw out his case challenging his disqualification from taking part in the NPL elections.


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