NFF Flays Racist Attack On Emenike

The Nigeria Football Federation has condemned, in strong terms, the disgraceful antics of a Fenerbahce FC of Turkey fan against Nigerian international striker Emmanuel Emenike.

Emenike, top scorer at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals that Nigeria won, was abused by his own club’s fan during a Turkish top division match against rivals Besiktas FC on Sunday, and asked to be substituted. But his coach pleaded with him to stay on and he was substituted at half time.

“We condemn in its entirety the shameful conduct of the Fenerbahce FC fan and we demand that the club investigate this incident to fish out the fellow who taunted our international player.

“It is unacceptable to be racially abused on the field of play or anywhere for that matter, but for that abuse to come from your own club’s fan is the height of it,” NFF President Amaju Pinnick said on Tuesday.

Pinnick also made it clear that the NFF will write to the Turkish Football Federation to express its disgust at the filthy action against the Super Eagles’ star.

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