By Albert Akota
Against the backdrop of the current state of the Nigeria football and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) ban, 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 discuss 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.
Acting Secretary of the Club Owners Alloy Chukwuemeka who confirmed this development in Abuja said: “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 borders on the principles and protocols of football Management and Administration.”
“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.” he said
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, rule books and extant Laws as approved by FIFA.
Chukwuemeka also added that: “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.”