As FIFA’s August 20 ultimatum to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to put her football house in order or face sanctions draws closer, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), El-Kanemi Football club management says they are committed to obeying the rules that guide the game.
The leadership tussle between NFF president, Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa have since threatened the very fabric of football administration in Nigeria as the waaring factions continue to lay claim to the leadership of the football house..
The agitations have since led to a suspension of the league following a directive to that effect by the League Management Company (LMC) last month.
While speaking with hotsportstv.com in an exclusive interview on Thursday, El- Kanemi Warriors’ media officer , Prince Anthony Obaseki said the club would support a peaceful resolution of the crisis as it was the only way out of the present dilemma. He also ruled out the possibility of trying to take sides with any of the warring factions, saying he was on the side of what the FIFA statutes said.
“We want to say that we are open to obeying the rules that governs the game of football and I will always support the governing body in any decision.
“El-Kanemi is just a club and we are not into supporting any faction, we just want to ensure the suspension placed on our league is suspended and we return to playing our games.
“Our players have been training and we had a friendly game last week where we played a goalless draw and two of our players are currently in camp with the Flying Eagles,” he added.
He also thanked the Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima for always rallying behind the team in their times of need, especially in the area of prompt payment of salaries and other incentives.