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PFAN for peace talk with new NFF board

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THE newly-elected board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has concluded plans to hold peace talk with Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) Task Force as a result of the court actions preceding the NFF elective congress held in Benin City, Edo State, on September 30.

  The PFAN secured a Federal High Court order in Abuja to stop the NFF election but an Appeal Court in Abuja, gave the football body the go-ahead to conduct the election as scheduled.

  Despite outcome of the election, the PFAN Task Force has threatened to proceed to the Supreme Court to press home its demands.

  It was however that a group of stakeholders have brokered a peace talk between PFAN and the NFF board on Tuesday.

  According to a source, “they (PFAN and NFF) have agreed to meet on a round table for peace to reign in our football,” the source stated.

  When contacted, an official of PFAN said: “Yes, they are reaching out to us on the need to have a peace talk. It shows the new board is ready to do things differently from the Amaju Pinnick former board. But they (NFF) must be ready to listen to us. I know we won’t get all the things we are demanding, but they must be ready to make amendments on the statute and give us equal representation.

  “We have to enter an agreement that will be favourable to ex-players on the board. Our position in PFAN is very clear. We are not troublemakers, as some people try to portray us. I am sure Nigerian football will be better in the long run if the NFF listens to us,” the official said.

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