Good morning Guys,
The NFF was in a meeting yesterday to determine how the League ends with the Giwa-Dalung inspired indefinite break. It still beats me how patriotic citizens of a country will rather let the country burn because their selfish interests aren’t met. Don’t be like these Nigerians guys, dare to be different.
Well, I’ll just let you do the reading – its the easiest way to summarize this. I’ve copied and shared below, a section of the communique passed after the meeting.
“In commitment and keen desire to cover ground lost during the recent crisis, Committee mandated the Organizing, Technical and Development, Finance, Marketing, Football & Ethics & Fairplay sub–committees to meet during the week to come up with workable plans and programmes to fully rev the engine of football back to life across the length and breadth of the country.
“The roadmaps designed by these sub-committees would be thoroughly scrutinized by the Emergency Committee early next week with a view to approving and streamlining feasible work –plans.
“In view of the fact that Nigeria must submit names of her representatives in the next CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions latest 15th October, and granted the ground lost to the recent troubles which made any domestic football impossible, Board mandated the League Management Company and the NFF Football Committee to hold important meetings on Tuesday, 28th August to look at various options and strategies of ensuring a credible conclusion to the various Leagues in this Football Season.
“The League Management Company is to interface and agree with relevant groups to conclude the Nigeria Professional Football League season while the NFF Organizing Committee was also mandated to ensure a seamless National Finals of the AITEO Cup Competition.
Well, we wait as this meeting supposedly takes place today Tuesday. Then can we be very clear as to the direction we would take the next couple of weeks. We wait, and we should have the resolution here on the blog as soon as we have it.
Meanwhile, Cara Brazzaville have arrived Nigeria for tomorrow’s showdown. Hopefully the boys are focused on the task at hand and the Aba faithful are up to it as well. Counting on all the local media houses to make all the right noises for that one. We need a jam-packed stadium and a very animated home crowd for that one.
There’s a match preview in tomorrow’s blog. Today’s word count is nearly fully gulped.