SSS quizzes Maigari, two others

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 26th, 2014
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… FA chairmen rally for embattled NFF chief

The State Security Service on Tuesday quizzed the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari and two other principal officials of the federation.

The other affected officials are – the NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, and the Chairman of the federation’s technical committee, Chris Green.

Maigari is expected to preside over the NFF general assembly slated for Tuesday, africanFootball.com reports.

Meanwhile, no less than 35 states Football Association chairmen defied threats by security operatives and marched to the SSS office in solidarity with Maigari.

“The FA chairmen refused to be cowed despite threat by heavily armed policemen that they will shoot them down if they leave the premises of the Chida hotel, Abuja,” an eyewitness told africanFootball.com.

“They left for the SSS office and had made it clear that Maigari will preside over Tuesday’s congress despite this open intimidation.”

World football governing body, FIFA, has already stated Maigari will lead the NFF congress.

This latest development comes few hours after the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim had resolved that a non-elective congress takes place in Abuja on Tuesday.

The congress is expected to design a road map for elections into the NFF executive committee.

 


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