Adamu, Others Okay FIFA's Decision


FIFA/CAF Executive Member, Dr. Amos Adamu and ex-internationals have thrown their weight  behind the indefinite suspension of Nigeria by the world football governing body.

Dr. Adamu, while speaking on Brila FM early today said FIFA had placed Nigeria under  serious scrutiny long before it came out to suspend the country from all football  activities in the world, adding that he saw the action of FIFA coming.

According to him, “the whole thing is affecting our football. We cannot continue this  way. We know the rules and must follow them if we want to keep playing in international  football. FIFA has over 208 members and the question to ask is why would Nigeria alone go  against the rules?

“We must be ready to abide by FIFA statutes. The court of arbitration is there for  whoever is aggrieved,” he added.

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Ex-internationals Christian Chukwu and Uche Okafor also believe that it is high time that  the stakeholders in Nigerian football do the right thing at the right time  because  failure to do that may attract stiffer penalties. According to Chukwu, former coach of  the Super Eagles, “I’m sad that FIFA’s hammer has fallen on us even though we deserve it.  It is sad but if it is what will bring progress and peace to our football, then we need  it.”

There has been interference from government.”

Chairman Brila Group and a member of Presidential Task Force, PTF, Larry Izamoje and  former coach of the Super Eagles to the Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup, Adegboye Onigbinde  said they saw the ban coming and advised administrators of the game go back to the  drawing board to do the right to develop football in the country.

—Adebobola   Alawode

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