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Senate passes NFF adoption bill

The Senate has passed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Bill seeking to legalise the country’s football governing body.

Amanju Pinnick
NFF President, Amanju Pinnick

This followed the adoption of the report of the NFF establishment bill 2017 by the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development.

Chairman of the Committee, Senator Obinna Ubah, stated that it had become necessary to repeal the extant laws guiding football in the country.

He also added that the bill has no financial implication, because it is only seeking a change in the name of the football body, in other to achieve better results.

Meanwhile, the NFF have announced that 19 players are now in camp including Manchester City wonder boy Kelechi Ihenacho, ahead a friendly against the Hawks of Togo on Thursday.

The Super Eagles has not lost to Togo since they were defeated 5-2 in the semi-final stage of the CEDAO Cup on December 16, 1983.

Eighteen players trained today and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi was part of the team.

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