At least 21 Football Association chairmen have arrived in Abuja ahead of the stakeholders meeting to discuss the latest development in the game to sources 10 more will be arriving the nation’s capital for the meeting.
Some of the FA chairmen we spoke to say, “as far as we are concerned, the most important objective is to defend the best interest of the game. We were summoned as stakeholders for which we shall be here to listen and reason with those who called us.”
Some of the people who are determined to stave the meeting off said when they sized up their colleagues and found out they were coming they had no option than to find their way to Abuja.
Feelers show that the FA chairmen are already divided amongst themselves as to why they must be at the meeting. Many of them felt shortchanged by the sacked administration of Alhaji Aminu Maigari which had favourites amongst them.
It was when the election was nearing that they felt like making some of us relevant. I am here and will act in the best interest of the game of football. Our game has suffered so much in the hands of semi-professional management of the game in the nation, said one of them who pleaded not to be quoted.
Meanwhile, coach Stephen Keshi has arrived the country. He drove straight to the National Sports Commission to visit the minister, Dr Tammy Danagogo.
He was accompanied by the minister to visit President Goodluck Jonathan in the State House, Aso Rock where he went to thank the President.