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Published On: Fri, Jul 11th, 2014

NSC exonerates self from NFF crisis

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The National Sports Commission (NSC) has exonerated itself from the crisis that led to the court order that sacked the Aminu Maigari led board saying that the court order was as a result of an internal crisis in the body.

In a release made available to newsmen in Abuja, the NCS said the commission or Goodluck Ebele Jonathan administration had no hand in the court process and so could not have been said to have interfered in any way as claimed by Fifa.

“The NSC wishes to state that the said court action brought against the NFF followed an internal crisis within the football family and has nothing to do with government.

“While FIFA has stated that unless the court action is withdrawn, the suspension of the NFF will not be lifted, it is pertinent to state that neither the NSC nor government is involved in the court process.

“However, the NSC wishes to state that the suspension of the NFF is a procedural practice by FIFA each time it feels that there is an alleged interference by government, be it the Executive or Judiciary, in the affairs of its affiliate bodies.

“It has therefore, called on Nigerians to remain calm as efforts are being made to ensure that the suspension is lifted as soon as possible; as appropriate representation has been made to FIFA to present the true situation of the crisis within the football family.


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