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Allow NFF To Decide My Appeal First Before Playoff….Lulu Tells NLO

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Former NFF President Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi has advised the leadership of the Nationwide League One to allow the Appeals Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation to decide on the petition of his club, Fosla FC before going ahead with the Division 1 Group F playoff.

Lulu who spoke at the end of the Group F1 league match between Setraco FC and Fosla FC all of Abuja at the Area 3 playing ground on Wednesday which the Fosla boys won by three goals to one, said the petition was on one of his players that he nurtured from JSS1 to University, only for the player to be registered by Police FC with a fictitious clearance from a non existing Academy claiming that that they trained the boy when he was 6 years, and our Petition on this was thrown away by the NLO disciplinary committee.

Continuing, Lulu who expressed confidence on the ability of the NFF to take good decisions to right the wrong, and encourage private and passionate individuals like him to continue to invest in the development of the game in the country.

With the last group matches played on Wednesday in Group F1, Fosla FC finished with 26 points from 14 matches, winning 8, drawing 2, losing 4, scoring 21 goals and conceding 12 goals. They were one point below Flight FC who finished with 27 points.

Fosla FC is the only Nigerian League Club where all the 30 registered players are all undergraduate students of Nasarawa State University.

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FG to Diversify Sports For More Youth Empowerment

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The Federal Government has assured that it will explore all possible avenues for more youth participation in sports with a view to  empowering them to become self employed and self reliant so as to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.


The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare gave the assurance  on Friday in his Office in Abuja when he received the Executive Director of Hand – To – Hand Sports Federation of Moscow.


Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, the Minister stated that “this was in line with the present Administration’s policy thrust which is geared towards making the teeming Nigerian youth entrepreneurial, self-reliant and employable”.


According to him, “the Ministry will put up workable modalities that will make Nigeria not to only key into the Hand – To – Hand Mashal Sports but to also open up more doors for our youth involvement in the various fields of sports world wide”.


He therefore urged the youth in the country to keep themselves abreast with the various policies, programmes and initiatives of the present administration so as to take advantage of every available opportunity to better their lives.


Earlier, the Chief Executive Administrator, Hand – To – Hand Sports, Moscow, Mr. Sorgai Poroshin stated that he was in the Ministry to introduce the game to the country.


According to him, the Sports which had been in existence for the past sixteen years has a thirty- eight-country membership, including Ghana, hence the need for Nigeria to see the possibility of keying into it especially  as it is the giant of Africa. 


He noted that Nigeria’s acceptance of the game will further open a new horizon for the country’s youth to make their mark in the Committee of Sporting World.

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