Nigeria’s Football Federation suspends elections into state FA boards

State FAs have been ordered to convene emergency congress over electoral issues
Nigeria Football Federation head Amaju Pinnick at the presentation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy in Krasnodar. Yuri Khodzitsky/Sputnik

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended elections into the boards of State Football Associations in the country.

This move follows a series of complaints trailing from stakeholders about its closeness to the general elections in Nigeria.

The NFF executive committee resolved after an emergency meeting held on 26th January 2019 in a communique that the nationwide elections taking place between February and March 2019 meant the NFF electoral process in the Local Councils and States be suspended immediately”.

It further stated that “each football association in the 36 States and the FCT is hereby directed to immediately convene an Extra-Ordinary Congress (before the expiration of its tenure) to pick a new date between 26th May and 30th June 2019 as the terminal date for its board and date for its Elective Congress, to be presided over by the current boards of respective State FAs recognized by the NFF.”.

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