BY JUDE OPARA, Abuja
Palpable tension has enveloped the Glass House, Abuja, the seat of football administration in the country as the re-instated President of the NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari prepares to resume today.
Sports Vanguard gathered in Abuja that apart from being upset by the Minister’s snub when he took the decision to reinstate Maigari, the Mike Umeh group is doubting the authenticity of the purported letter from FIFA which directed that the Executive Committee of the NFF be returned to the pre-2014 World Cup status.
The Chief Mike Umeh-led executive committee of the NFF, have insisted that their former president
should not be allowed to return to office under any guise hence their resolution to continue to resist him because FIFA should not dictate to Nigeria how to run her football.
A member of the Umeh group told Sports Vanguard in Abuja yesterday that they have concluded arrangements to hold a meeting today at the NFF secretariat to further plan on how to refocus Nigerian football even as he advised Alhaji Maigari to forget about returning to office today.
On the directive by the NSC boss, Danagogo that Maigari should return to office today, the angry board members said it was unfortunate that the minister decided to tell Maigari to take over the NFF without involving them.
Meanwhile, the reinstated president has assured all Nigerians that he will return to office today and also ready to work with all the board members in the interest of the country’s football.