By Albert Akota
Despite seeing his tenure elapse and his board dissolved by the Nigeria football congress, former President of Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari will next week attend a meeting of the Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations during a week of meetings of CAF sub committees in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Maigari, who will preside over the two Extra-Ordinary Congresses to be convened by the NFF in line with the directives of FIFA, to usher in a new NFF Executive Committee, will join other members of his Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations for a crucial meeting in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, 17th September.
It is at the said meeting that the committee will, among other things, recommend to the Confederation of African Football a date for the staging of the Draw Ceremony of the 30th Africa Cup of Nations, taking place in Morocco early next year. The event will come up after the last round of qualifying matches on 19th November.
Also traveling for the CAF meetings are two Members of the out –going NFF Executive Committee, High Chief Emeka Inyama and Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’. Inyama is a member of the CAF Media Committee while ‘Fresh’ sits on the Technical and Development Committee.
From Addis Ababa, Maigari, who has also previously served on the Organising Committees for the CAF U-23 Championship and the African Nations Championship, will fly to Zurich, Switzerland for a meeting of his FIFA Players’ Status Committee at the Home of FIFA.
Maigari was appointed member of the influential FIFA panel in December 2011, by FIFA President Sepp Blatter. The Committee deals with eligibility of players for the various nationalities in FIFA.
The meeting of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee will take place between 22nd and 23rd September.