Delta Football Crisis: NFF Intervenes

Delta Football Crisis

The crisis in the Delta State Football Association over the battle for the chairmanship of DFA may be resolved tomorrow, as two top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation are likely to arrive in Asaba to resolve the issue.

According to The Guardian, the NFF had designated two officials, Chairman of Chairmen, Mallam Ibrahim Musa Gusau and Onoja Joshua Esq to meet with the warring parties tomorrow in Asaba.

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A letter signed by the NFF Chairman of Chairmen, Mallam Ibrahim Musa Gusau, made available to The Guardian yesterday revealed that the duo would be in Asaba tomorrow for the ‘peace' meeting scheduled to hold at the Patrick Okpomo Football House.

The letter called on the Delta State Football Association Executive Board, Delta State Football Association Congress and the entire football stakeholders in the state to converge at the venue.

Fuludu, who has been on an acting capacity since Okocha left, feels he has what it takes to turn Delta State football around for good.

Ikpeba, on the other hand, feels he is the right man for the job, having served as a member of the State FA for some years now.

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Some stakeholders believe that the position of Delta FA chairman should be given to someone who is resident in the state since the era of ‘Okocha calling the shots from Lagos' did not take Delta football anywhere.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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