By Tony Ubani

NIGERIA Football Federation, NFF, put a final seal on its representatives in the Confederations Cup yesterday in the executive chamber of the “Lugard House” in Lokoja when it declared that there is no provisions for failure in CAF for the Confederations Cup.

The declaration meant that the football house has closed debates on Sharks FC wearing the toga of Nigeria after Enyimba of Aba said that it would prosecute the Confederations Cup from their third placing in the Globacom premier league.

•FEDERATION CUP: Enyimba player battle for ball possession with Sharks midfielder during the final of the Federation Cup final in Lagos.

NFF image maker, Ademola Olajire, said that Enyimba had nothing to do with the decision of who represents Nigeria in the continent.

Quoting article 1 of CAF regulations on the Confederations Cup, Olajire said that 12 countries that have best club competitions record are recognised to register 2 clubs in the Confederations Cup.

“The second and third finisher in the League and the winner of the FA Cup. There is no provision for a team that failed in the FA cup to represent a country”, Olajire said, insisting that Sharks have no case regarding playing in the Confederations  Cup.

“It is so lucid and direct. There are no ambiguities in the CAF rules regarding the teams to play in the Confederations Cup. For us, it is Enyimba and Warri Wolves”, he emphatically said.


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