Factional NFF Chairman ,Chris Giwa makes new appointment

The Chris Giwa-led Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has appointed Emmanuel Ikpeme, as the Acting General Secretary, following corruption allegation levelled against former General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.

The announcement was made on Tuesday night, after an exhaustive meeting of the NFF Executive Committee, at the football secretariat in Abuja.

Sanusi has been asked to step aside, to allow investigations into allegations of corruption levelled against him.

The Chairman, Communique Drafting Committee, Otunba Dele Ajayi, who addressed newsmen after their meeting, also disclosed that the present NFF leadership had decided to restore match bonuses and allowances to all age group teams.

“We are new in office, we have to collate records and when we are done with that, we will let you know.

“If we say we are restoring the match bonuses and allowances of all age group teams, it does not mean we will pay arrears immediately.

“The board will meet to decide whether to pay outstanding debts to the teams or continue on a clean slate.

“We will later fashion out a way to pay the outstanding debts and we are starting again to pay allowances to the age grade teams,” Dele Ajayi said.

According to him, the teams in question are the U-23 team, Flying Eagles, Golden Eaglets, Falconets and the Flamingoes.

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