NFF Cancels Rivers FA Elections, Green Could Face Sanctions

NFF Cancels Rivers FA Elections Green Sanctions

The Rivers State Football Association (RSFA) board election, which was conducted on 18th of last month, that returned Barrister Christopher Green as chairman has been nullified by Nigeria Football Federation.

This was enclosed in a letter directed to the RSFA secretary, dated 27th June 2018, signed by Onoja Joshua, for General Secretary.

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According to the letter, the elections were cancelled as the State FA failed to follow the directives given by NFF to postpone the elections momentarily.

“It is unfortunate that the NFF is unable at this time to recognise the said elections for various reasons, but suffice it to say that the elections were held in flagrant disregard of the directives of NFF  as contained in its letter of 31st May 2019,” the letter said.

The letter additional explained that the violation of the directives as contained in NFF statues may lead to sanctions.

“May, we, therefore, refer to Act. 13(2) which provides that “Violation of the above-mentioned obligation by any member may lead to sanctions provided for in these statues

Thus sanctions as explicitly outlined in Act. 14 & 15 comprise the suspension of any member and even expulsion for violating the statues of regulations, direction or decisions FIFA, CAF, WAFU and NFF” It stated.

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Consequently, the State FA has been instructed to wait for further directives, noting that NFF does not in any wise acknowledge the alleged elections, considers the result of the elections null and void.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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