The Senate has forewarned that Nigeria might be banned from international football if the Acting President will not sign the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, bill into law.
Obinna Ogba, Chairman of Senate Committee on Sports, said this information in Abuja.
He stated that it would be a mishap if the nation cause the wrath of world soccer ruling body, FIFA, on account of the legal battles the NFF was encountering in civil courts.
He indicated that the only way the nation can be rescued once and for all from the constant FIFA threat was for the Acting President to sign the NFF bill into law.
He said, “My appeal is for the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to sign the NFF bill into law.”
“Once that bill is signed into law, it would save us a lot of trouble. There is a provision in the bill for those in ordinary court now to go to the sports court of arbitration to seek redress. FIFA frowns at people going to ordinary court.”
“We freely signed to be a member of FIFA and genuine stakeholders should learn to respect FIFA rules in the interest of the country. We can’t afford to go the way of Sudan that has just been hammered by FIFA.”
“Sudan’s World Cup hopes have been frittered away, just like that of their clubs in continental football. Nigeria is too big to go the way of Sudan.”