NFF appoints integrity, match-fixing investigative officers
The Nigeria Football Federation has, in line with recent trend by world football -governing body, FIFA, appointed its officials into the post of Integrity Officer and Match-fixing Investigative Officer.
Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, a doctorate degree holder in sport administration who has been in administration of the sport for decades, and also a teacher, has been appointed as Integrity Officer, with Dr. Christian Emeruwa appointed Match-fixing Investigative Officer.
Sanusi, who is NFF’s Director of Competitions, delivered a paper titled “tackling match fixing and corruption in football’ at the FIFA/Interpol training, education and prevention initiative: integrity in Sport workshop which took place in Abidjan, capital of Cote D’Ivoire this year.
He was the only African who delivered a paper at that workshop.
Emeruwa, also a doctorate degree holder in administration and organisation of sport, is the Special Assistant to the NFF General Secretary.
In a letter dated 16th April, 2014 and addressed to all members of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF General Secretary Musa Amadu stated: “Henceforth, all matters relating to match-fixing and corruption in football within the territory of Nigeria should be reported to the officers mentioned.”
Action during a League match between Kaduna United and Enugu Rangers