Nigeria Players Union to write NFF, FIFA, FIFPRO on restriction of Giwa FC players by LMC

By Daily Sports on August 20, 2016

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the National Administrative Council (NAC) of the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) has directed its National Secretariat to request the intervention of the relevant football authorities to determine the status of Giwa FC players regarding their restriction from participating in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The authorities include NFF, FIFA and FIFPRO.

This follows the recent circular from the League Management Company (LMC) directing all clubs in the NPFL not to feature players whose registration was acquired on the basis of the expulsion of Giwa FC from the league.

According to a statement issued by the General Secretary, of the Nigeria Players Union, Comrade Austin Popo, “While the union respects the decision of the LMC  to obey the recent court order to reinstate Giwa FC back to the league pending the determinations of the matter   the Union is equally worried that the LMC circular, apart from directing the clubs not to feature the affected players while the league continues, which itself is highly discriminatory and breaches the relevant provisions of FIFA statutes and NPFL framework, was silent on sensitive issues that bother on the players welfare, particularly as it affects their livelihood  and career.

The position of the Union is that the LMC and indeed all other parties and stakeholders that the interest of players should always be paramount in football decision making.

•Photo shows Comrade Austin Popo.

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted August 20, 2016

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