Stay clear of NFF cri­sis, Su­per­sport warned

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A South Africa satel­lite tele­vi­sion out­fit, Su­per­sport has been warned to de­sist from den­i­grat­ing Nige­ria’s law and to stop its med­dle­some­ness in the coun­try’s foot­ball af­ter it was al­leged that the or­gan­i­sa­tion told an Ar­bi­tra­tion look­ing into its con­tract’s dis­agree­ment with the To­tal Pro­mo­tion Lim­ited that the Mr. Chris Giwa has been banned from foot­ball mat­ters by the Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball (CAF).

In a terse protest let­ter to the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Su­per Sport, Bran­md­son Foot, the NFF group led by Giwa warned that it would not hes­i­tate to drag Su­per Sport to the Nige­rian court for med­dle­some in what is an internal mat­ter in the coun­try.

“We note from our records that your or­ga­ni­za­tion (Su­per­Sport) also have med­dle­some pen­chant in the internal foot­ball mat­ters in ways which are detri­men­tal to the core ob­jec­tives of the Nige­ria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (NFF).

“A wor­ry­ing ex­am­ple is your wit­ness state­ment made by you be­fore the ar­bi­tra­tion in Lon­don wherein you made very dis­parag­ing com­ments about Nige­ria, a coun­try from which your or­ga­ni­za­tion en­joys sub­stan­tial com­mer­cial suc­cess,” the let­ter stated. “Be­cause of the weight of this your wit­ness state­ment, we need to quote the lines con­tain­ing your most neg­a­tive, dis­re­spect­ing wit­ness state­ment: “know­ing Nige­ria can be a tough and liti­gious ju­ris­dic­tion to do busi­ness in ...”

“The NFF shall be tak­ing up this your neg­a­tive and most dis­re­spect­ing state­ment on Nige­ria with higher diplo­matic and po­lit­i­cal au­thor­i­ties soon­est,” the let­ter signed by Adama Ya­haya fur­ther said.

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