NFF vs Giwa: Dudu Orumen bombs Sports Minister and Amos Adamu •Calls Giwa a traitor

By Victor Enyinnaya on April 13, 2016

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Former Technical Committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Godwin Dudu Orumen, has described the current crisis rocking the country’s football family as uncalled for, positing that it is the handiwork of Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, as he is trying all he can to illegally install his kinsman, Chris Giwa as the NFF President.

Orumen told Daily Sports that the status quo, which is Amaju Pinnick and his board, remains till their tenure runs out. He tasked stakeholders to put in place electoral reforms to accommodate more well-meaning persons who can bring more value to football in the country. According to him, what should preoccupy any person that claims to have the passion and utmost interest of the game at heart should be how to widen the space to significantly accommodate selfless and erudite individuals that know what it takes to manage and harness the potentials of the sport in the context of the modern-day administration of the multi-USD investment.

“That is the vital area a minister should be thinking towards: How more knowledgeable individuals that would contribute meaningfully for the overall development of the game and give it resounding footing should be made to have the right to vote and to be voted for in the next election rather than this senseless tug of war which is not for the good and total advancement of the sport in the land. It is sad that the minister who should be neutral in any disagreement in football family is neck-deep engaging himself in this self-destruction, which clearly shows he really does not know what he ought to be doing in time like this,” Orumen said.

According to him, the present arrangement was foisted on the country by the former FIFA executive committee member; Dr. Amos Adamu-led cabal and it is clearly strangulating the country’s football. The priority, he advised, should be how best to dismantle that disjointed and self-serving arrangement and thus rescue the country’s football.

“Let me say it again and again that Giwa is a traitor to our football and as such has no case as he has been told in clearer and unmistakable terms by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in its 2014 ruling,” Orumen said. “It is only the mischief making Sports Minister Dalung that has given room to Giwa misadventure to perpetrate the latest  onslaught, act of shamelessness and embarrassment to our football as if we are a country in the jungle that knew next to nothing about the rules governing the revered sport globally.”

The Director of Cowbell Football Academy, Lagos, further pointed out that an unbiased, uncompromised and competent judge ought to have dismissed Giwa’s application against the NFF leadership for lack of merit.

The veteran football analyst added that the Dalung also must restrain himself forthwith from using the apparatchik of government in pushing the personal and self-serving interest of Giwa, who is rumoured to be his close friend. He is, however, hopeful that the impasse would be resolved as the country cannot afford to wait for FIFA to call her to order as if we don’t know what to do.

•Photo shows Dudu Orumen.

Source News Express

Posted April 13, 2016


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