ABUJA: SENATE President, David Mark, has appealed to football administrators to unite and avoid a ban by the international governing body of the sport.
“Football is one event that unites us in the country and we therefore appeal to all those involved in the crisis to shed their swords and allow peace in the administration of football in the country,” Mark said during a sitting on Tuesday.
He said the Senate observed the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) had previously threatened to sanction the country due to some crises.
“FIFA is threatening to ban us and if they did, it will not be good with us,” he said.
The local football mother body, Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has in recent months been beset by squabbling which has incurred the wrath of FIFA.
Meanwhile, the Senate President, on behalf of the legislators, congratulated the Super Falcon for their performance in the just-ended African Women’s Championships in Namibia.
The senior women’s team won the tournament for the seventh time in nine editions, booking a berth in next year’s World Cup in Canada.
“The women are doing extremely well and we hope the Supper Eagles will emulate them,” said Mark. –
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY