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Nigeria FA gets new secretary general

Posted by AngolaPress on 2005/01/27 | Views: 299 |

Nigeria FA gets new secretary general


The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has sent secretary-general Taiwo Ogunjobi on compulsory leave and appointed former coach Fanny Amun in his place, according to NFA officials.

Abuja, Nigeria, 01/27 - The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has sent secretary-general Taiwo Ogunjobi on compulsory leave and appointed former coach Fanny Amun in his place, according to NFA officials.

The changes effected on Wednesday also affected other heads of departments of the association, which has been involved in a spat with Sports minister Musa Mohammed over its autonomy.

The officials said the decision to send the officials on compulsory leave was based on a recommendation by a three-man investigation panel set up last year to probe the finances of the association.

It was not immediately clear if the officials were found to have been involved in any financial problems.

Officials named into other vacant positions include Aru Nwachukwu for local pro-league department, Bola Oyeyede for the international department and Emmanuel Adesanya for the national department.

Others are Tunji Babalola for Pro-league, Nnachiri Nwiwu for finance department and Charles Alizor for marketing.

In a sweep of the NFA management late last year, the sports minister had removed Ogunjobi and replaced him with former international Segun Odegbami, among other changes.

However, he was forced to back down and reinstate the officials following a FIFA threat to ban Nigeria from international competition.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.