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NFF crisis: Club owners to meet with Minister

The Association of Premier League Club Chairmen and Managers (Club Owners) are set to meet with the Hon. Minister/chairman National Sports Commission Dr. Tammy Danagogo to chat about the way forward.

The proposed visit was part of the resolutions of an Emergency meeting of the Club Owners Association held last Monday in Abuja.

“The foundation of every country’s football is rooted with the Clubs and as such the Chairmen and Managers of football Clubs stand a better position to proffer solutions to issues that border on the principles and protocols of football management and administration,” Acting Secretary of the Association, Alloy Chukwuemeka said, while confirming the development.

“Yes, the need to meet with the Minister was canvassed at the meeting and we are making efforts to ensure that the meeting holds as soon as possible.”

The Club Owners also called on all the concerned stakeholders in football to cooperate and ensure that everything possible is done to get the Fifa suspension on Nigeria lifted, just as they advocated for respect and strict adherence to football statutes, rulebooks and extant laws as approved by Fifa.

“We urge all the stakeholders to come together because we strongly believe that the synergy of our collective efforts will help us in building the capacity to solve our problems,” Chukwuemeka said.

“More so we urge all the stakeholders to maximize the usage of all the available internal mechanisms in resolving football issues instead of the several litigation in the conventional courts which Fifa frowns at.”


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