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We will vacates court order preventing NFF’s Congress in one week-Stakeholders

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…As FG Directs NFF To Amend Statutes 

Joel Ajayi

Football stakeholders in the country have agreed to vacate the court order that prevents a meeting of the NFF Congress and for a General Assembly to be called next week.

It  will be recalled that a board member of the Nembe City, Seigha Obiene WHO approached a Federal High Court, Bayelsa State Judicial Division with suit number; FHC/YNG/CS/133/2021 with the prayer that five members of the NFF Congress who were part of the Elective Congress in Katsina in 2018 participated illegally in the elections and asking the court to declare the elections null and void.

Concerned Congress Members of The Nigerian Football Federation and Professional Football Players Association of Nigeria PFAN /Project 2022 Task Force comprises of 18 FA chairmen includes player’s union representative after their joint meeting on Monday in Abuja after their revealed that, the concerned group have resolved to get matter out of court to enable commencement of electoral process.

While reading the communique, the River state FA Chairman Barr. Chris Green expressed that: “Resulting from the delay in convening the 2021 NFF Annual General Assembly, which the Executive Committee of the NFF attributed to the interim order of injunction given by the Federal High Court, Bayelsa State Judicial Division, in Suit No. FHC/YNG/CS/133/2021.        

“Concerned members of the NFF congress on the 20th day of June 2022 in Abuja met with the players union, whose member is the plaintiff in the aforesaid suit and resolved as follows.

“That the Plaintiff in the aforementioned suit shall immediately withdraw from court to pave the way for the executive committee of the NFF to immediately convene the emergency General Assembly of the NFF.

“The AGA in which the Congress discusses the way forward for Nigeria football in compliance with the status and for the sake of the good order.” Communique read.

Also, 28 FA Chairmen had sent a notice to the Secretariat of the Federation asking it to vacate the ex-parte order stopping the federation from holding its Congress.

While filling the questions, the Chairman BOT Player Union Harrision Jalla said that, has backed the resolution the congress made.

“As you all aware, we have five statutory bodies that made up of NFF Federation and it very clear that those five body have equal stake any of those bodies can make a proposing for the amendment of the statues provided that the due process is follow what players union want is to amend some aspects of statues should be amended it wouldn’t have generated to this level if NFF have responded to our prayers.”

“We have resolved, here today, that we are going to get that matter out of court and follow the due process in trying to get the relevant section of the statutes that we are asking for, that is all.”

 Meanwhile, the Federal government has directed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to immediately commence the process that will lead to holding new elections into its Executive Committee at the expiration of the current administration in September.

President Muhammadu  Buhari through ministry of Youth and Sports development directed that the instrument of football administration in the country, the NFF Statutes, be amended to include other stakeholders, who had hitherto been disenfranchised, or denied equal representation in the NFF congress.

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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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