Çommunique of the NFF Extra Ordinary General Assembly

The governing body of Nigeria Football (NFF) today August 2nd 2018 had an extraordinary assembly in Benin, Edo State.

At the just concluded assembly, the NFF assembly agreed on the following details to help strengthen matters of the Federation:

1. The Congress empowered the NFF to henceforth expel members who take football matters to open court.

2. All those who were banned by the NFF will be unbanned and the process will begin for unbanning of those banned by CAF and FIFA after they must have withdrawn all court cases against the NFF.

3. Giwa FC relegated and not expelled from the league in 2016 will return to the league where it was relegated to as part of reconciliation. The club will commence participation in the lower league with NFF providing financial supports for the matches. All matches involving Giwa FC will be rescheduled to accommodate them.

4.NFF Electoral Committee appointed in 2017 has been mandated to review all electoral processes and guidelines to accommodate all qualified candidates to run for positions on the board of the NFF.

5. The date for the 2018 Elective Congress has been shifted from Sept 25 to a new date that will be communicated to all stakeholders as the date clashed with the CAF elective congress. Fresh forms can now be obtained by new interested candidates as all guidelines have been suspended.

6. All candidates for election must undertake to work with the NFF Statutes.

7. Congress approved the NFF Executive Committee to take all necessary actions to bring all Nigerian football family members together.

8. The Congress also appealed for the Fast track of the NFF Bill in the National Assembly.

9. The NFF Statutes will be amended to align with the realities of current football management.

10. The Congress apologised to all football stakeholders, family members and sponsors for the undue crisis in the country’s football.

11. The Congress approved the commencement of all football league in Nigeria with immediate effect.

12. The Congress congratulated the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, for his nomination and appointment as CAF vice president.

13. The Congress passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the Amaju Pinnick NFF board and the executive committee.

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