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NFF excos selfish; shouldn’t seek re-election, says ex-sports director

He said the excise need not continue in power because they had only succeeded in destroying Nigerian football to fester their individual interests.

• September 18, 2022

A former Director of Sports, Aliyu Kofar-Soro, says all members of the current executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) must step aside and not seek re-election. 

Kofar-Soro told journalists on Sunday in Abuja that the present NFF executive committee members “have just wasted eight precious years of Nigerian football”.

He stated that they did not need to continue in power because they had only succeeded in destroying Nigerian football to fester their individual interests.

“Maybe we need to urge the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, as well as the chairmen of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Sports, to help us in this regard.

” They need to save Nigerian football from further deteriorating by ensuring credible candidates are elected whenever the elections are held.”

He reiterated that the current committee members should step down “for wasting eight years of Nigerian football.”

” They have only succeeded in destroying the game for their selfish interests. They don’t have to wait until Nigerians chase them out,” Kofar-Soro said.

The retired football referee said the Minister of Youth and Sports Development is responsible for ensuring justice prevails in Nigerian football.

“This is by ensuring no single member of the present NFF executive committee contests and tries to return. They must all step aside.”

The former board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said there was also the need to amend the NFF Statutes, insisting that anything short of this is fraudulent.

“The Minister must therefore muster the political will to implement the most crucial aspects of the 10-Year Football Development Master Plan,” he said.


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