NFF executive committee members have unanimously rejected a proposal to get the 20 chairmen of the NPFL clubs back as voting delegates of the federation’s congress, SCORENigeria has learnt.
They have also amended a provision in the proposed NFF Bill before the House of Representatives to carry ‘NPFL’ and not ‘LMC’.
This week’s executive committee meeting in Abuja, which was called at the request of the members, saw angry football bosses up in arms against one of their colleagues, who they accused of “trying to smuggle back” the influential club chairmen to the congress.
The club chairmen will be direct rivals to the state FA chairmen who now hold sway in the congress.
The club chairmen were part of the elective congress before the Sani Lulu-led NFF threw them out in 2010.
Also, a bid to get the League Management Company (LMC) a legal backing was shot down by the committee after they insisted the provision of the NFF Bill should read “NPFL” and not “LMC”.
However, it is even left to be seen if this NFF Bill will really see the light of day after former sports minister Bolaji Abdullahi dismissed it as unnecessary.
Current sports minister Solomon Dalung has already rejected this Bill.