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SBD Global/July 7, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Nigerian Football Federation President Maigari Sacked For Various Alleged Mismanagement

The Nigeria Football Federation board led by Aminu Maigari has "been sacked by the NFF congress for alleged mismanagement of funds among other charges at the football house emergency meeting held on Saturday," according to Samuel Ahmadu of GOAL. NFF Chair Obinna Ogba signed a statement in which the congress "endorsed the immediate dissolution of Maigari's administration for selfish management of funds, manipulation of NFF's regulations and poor handling of Super Eagles' bonus row in Brazil." The statement "also confirmed the reconstitution of the NFF electoral committee and the NFF appeal committee that will take charge of the next election into the NFF executive board." The congress has appointed an 8-man NFF electoral committee and a 6-man NFF appeal body has been constituted to "prepare for election into the executive board" (GOAL, 7/6). The AFP reported Nigeria risks an int'l "ban due to government interference after a court sacked the football federation's executive committee." Nigerian Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo on Thursday "appointed Lawrence Kaitken as sole administrator of the NFF" (AFP, 7/5).
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