NFF Congress Sacks Aminu Maigari, Board Over #WorldCup Fiasco

NFF Congress Sacks Aminu Maigari, Board Over #WorldCup Fiasco

By ThisDay on July 6, 2014

The Congress of Nigeria Football yesterday unanimously endorsed the dissolution of the Aminu Maigari led board of the Nigeria Football Federation over the financial disputes that escalated between the Super Eagles and the federation during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The unfortunate incident blew the lid open on the eve of Eagles round of 16 fixture against France, leading to the players boycotting a training session in Brasilia.

Aminu Maigari
Aminu Maigari

The Eagles were demanding for a share of the FIFA money as appearance fee at the World Cup, which the federation was not prepared to pay.

The Extraordinary General Assembly of Nigeria football held the board responsible for the failure to fully and firmly resolve issues of finance with the Eagles ahead of the World Cup. It resolved the shortcoming had caused the country international embarrassment.

The communiqué was read by Obinna Ogba, incidentally a former member of the Sani Lulu Abdulahi board that was dissolved in 2010, shortly after the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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