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NFF Elections Sparks Disarray, Pinnick, Board Members Write FIFA to Extend Tenure, FG, Stakeholders Kick Against Tenure Extension

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With September 2022 already billed as the month scheduled for elections into various positions at the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), the threat to the successful staging of the polls have been quite palpable for a while now.

Combustion gases from the Chimney has it that current Board of the Nigeria Football Federation led by President Amaju Pinnick have made a plea to FIFA for the Board to remain for at least one more year till 2023, citing legal litigations as the clog disrupting the scheduled September 2022 elections.

It is believed that Amaju Pinnick, using his close ties at FIFa, has made an application to the football governing body for an extension of the tenure of the current board. If this goes through, it implies there will be no election this year, as inroads are already being made at FIFA, to see to this.

The NFF were dragged to a Bayelsa Federal High Court by a Board member of Nembe City football club, challenging the legality of the last NFF Elections. It is on the back of this, the Amaju Pinnick led board are believed to be tying their hope of an extension.

A failure to stage the September 2022 election is cast in stone to be a major catastrophe for Nigerian football because to the apprehension that would come with this. This move of a tenure extension is set to open a period of what might be endless crises. With this seeming disruption of the Nigerian Football polity, there would be dissenting voices and a total break down of what has been built.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development headed by Hon. Sunday Dare got a snippet into the grand plot of not holding the NFF Elections and knowing the implications this would have on Nigerian Football, the Minister swung into action to ensure proceedings go as there should at the Glass House.

Sunday Dare reiterated the need for activities to run as expected at the Glass House, so as to ensure Nigerian Football is not thrown into anarchy and crisis.

It’s believed that the litigation against the NFF domiciled in the Bayelsa court is to be withdrawn to pave way for the Executive Committee of the NFF to immediately convene an Emergency General Assembly of the Federation. It is from the General Assembly, the NFF Congress would discuss modalities in compliance with the NFF Statutes.

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Mavlon FC arrives Europe on 21 days training tour

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The management of Mavlon FC have taken another giant stride in the development of her players by embarking on a training tour in Europe.

The team led by the chief coach, Muyiwa Showole, comprised of players and other officials, arrived Bulgaria on a training tour of 21 days that will see Mavlon FC play friendly games with some clubs in the Eastern European country.

In May, Mavlon FC were guests of Golden Eaglets at the FIFA goal project, Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja  when they engaged the National U 17 team of Nigeria in a friendly game, which witnessed sublime football artistries from both sides all through 90 minutes.

The team displayed strong football qualities despite losing 1-0 to the Eaglets.

24 hours later, Mavlon FC were too formidable for Tiki Taka academy, beating the team at their home ground in Abuja 1-0 in another friendly game played in Abuja Al geared into putting the team is great shape ahead of the training in Bulgaria, Europe.

It is also interesting to note that Mavlon FC has Stephen Emmanuel, one of the players of the victorious Golden Eaglets team that won the WAFU B U17 tournament last Friday, making the training tour of the team.

Below are the friendly games lined up for the team in Bulgaria

01.07. 2022. 

Mavlon FC vs FC Montana. 

Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria. 

02.07.2022. 

Mavlon FC vs FC Makedonija G.P.(NMacedonia). 

Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.

03.07.2022.

Mavlon FC vs FC Levski-Krumovgrad. Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.

10.07.2022.

Mavlon FC vs Levski-Karlovo. 

Game Time: 10:30am

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.

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