NFF ap­points in­tegrity, match-fix­ing in­ves­tiga­tive of­fi­cers

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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.”

Felix Awogu

Ac­tion dur­ing a League match be­tween Kaduna United and Enugu Rangers

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