NFF EXPOSES NANF'S BAG OF LIES
NFF's General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu, who confirmed that the federation had alerted all security agencies in the land on the move that threatens public order and tranquility, said the fellows in NANF were building castles in the air.
'It is important that the public gets to understand that these characters merely want to cause public disorder and acrimony. They went to a court of law to say that the NFF elections were not properly conducted, and then voluntarily withdrew the case. Later on, they went back to try to re-list the case, but the court threw out the application and that was that.
'If they wanted, they could have gone ahead and appeal at the Court of Appeal, and then Supreme Court.
But they abandoned the legal route and now want to take the law into their hands. Nigerians must be wary about the real intentions of the individuals. 'Football administration is a serious business. They have lost everywhere and now want to put public order, safety and security into a needless risk.
'All they want to do is disrupt Nigeria's progammes and preparations for so many competitions that we have qualified for, including the Super Eagles' high-profile international friendly match against Argentina and the Super Eagles' clash with Ethiopia on 5th June in a 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier. 'Let us not forget that National Under-23 team, Dream Team, has Olympic Games qualifiers against Tanzania and All-Africa Games qualifiers against Ghana in June, the national women's team, Super Falcons, will participate in the FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany in June/July, the national Beach Soccer team will take part in the African Beach Soccer Championship in Morocco in June, the national Under-20 team, Flying Eagles, will be at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Colombia in July/August and our clubs are participating in the on-going CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.
'If you want to prove that a body is illegal, the place you do that is the court of law. Any other option is taking the law into your hands and this step has the potentiality of endangering the polity at large.
'We are focused on the job of taking Nigeria football to higher heights, and will not be distracted by these individuals.
'It is quite laughable that they are quoting Article 7.2 of the FIFA Statutes. This article states: 'Executive bodies of member associations may under exceptional circumstances be removed from office by the Executive Committee (of FIFA) in consultation with the relevant confederation and replaced by a normalisation committee for a specific period of time'.
'The issue now is: There is no exceptional circumstance in Nigeria football, and FIFA has not said anything like that. And the question is: Who is NANF to determine there is a problem and so, it would set up a committee to run Nigeria football?