The Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation will on Thursday meet in Abuja to give a verdict on the matter of Delta State Football Association Chairman, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, over public statements capable of putting the NFF and its leadership to ridicule.
The Committee decided on Thursday last week to give Pinnick, also Chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission, one last chance to appear before it after he failed to turn up for the scheduled date of April 15 in Abeokuta.
In a letter signed by the Assistant General Secretary (Competitions), Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who is also Secretary of the Committee, the NFF warned that it would be the last opportunity for Pinnick to defend himself against the allegations before it takes a decision.
â€œWe wish to express our disappointment on your inability to honour the invitation extended to you. We have also observed that your letter did not indicate when you will be available to be heard, neither did you attach your travel plan for the committee to considerâ€, wrote Sanusi.
Amaju Pinnick had been invited by the NFF Disciplinary Committee to make clarifications on statements credited to him and published in some national dailies, in which he accused the Federation of overâ€“bearing in its handling of the issue involving the management of Sharks Football Club of Port Harcourt.
Dr. Sanusi wrote further: â€œThus, you are by this letter invited to appear before the committee on the 22nd April, 2010 at the NFF Conference Room, Abuja at 4pm. Please note that this is the last opportunity for you to defend yourself, as the committee will take its decision on 22nd April, 2010â€.