NFF shocked at Ok­pala’s claims against Maigari

Daily Trust - - SPORT - Syl­vanus Ok­pala

The Nigeria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion has blasted for­mer Su­per Ea­gles’ As­sis­tant Coach, Mr. Syl­vanus Ok­pala for drag­ging the name of His Ex­cel­lency, Pres­i­dent Good­luck Ebele Jonathan into the small mat­ter of his (Ok­pala’s) re­trench­ment by the Fed­er­a­tion.

Ok­pala at the weekend is­sued a state­ment claim­ing that NFF Pres­i­dent, Al­haji Aminu Maigari had boasted that not even Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan, can com­pel him (Maigari) to re­turn him (Ok­pala) to the Su­per Ea­gles.

NFF Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, Bar­ris­ter Musa Amadu was aghast at Ok­pala’s puerile ef­fort to black­mail the NFF Pres­i­dent.

“Mr. Syl­vanus Ok­pala must come out clearly to tell the world at which fo­rum the NFF Pres­i­dent made such a state­ment. It is in­fu­ri­at­ing that a for­mer em­ployee of the NFF would go to that length to try and black­mail the NFF Pres­i­dent and the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee.

“Mr. Ok­pala’s state­ment was wholly in bad faith and was a poor at­tempt at show­cas­ing the NFF Pres­i­dent in bad light. Al­haji Maigari is uni­ver­sally known to be, as a re­sult of his back­ground, re­spect­ful of per­sons in author­ity and would never is­sue such a state­ment.

“The NFF is taken aback that Mr. Ok­pala also went ahead to say that the NFF killed his mother! How could we have done that? I re­mem­ber quite well that when Mr. Ok­pala lost his dear mother, the NFF is­sued a con­do­lence mes­sage and even sent him a let­ter of con­do­lence.”

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