The Nigeria Football Federation has suspended the grand finale of the Anambra State Federation Cup competition, pending the resolution of the leadership crisis in the State, the federation’s official website informs on Friday.
Earlier this week, the NFF issued a directive to the football associations of all 36 States and the FCT to hold their Federation Cup finale this weekend, in order not to disrupt the well-laid-out calendar for this year’s programme.
“We have had to take the decision to suspend the finale of the Federation Cup competition in Anambra State as a result of the leadership crisis in that State.
“The programme will remain suspended until the matter is resolved. The chairman of the NFF States’ Elections Monitoring Committee and the Chairman of FA Chairmen, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, will travel to Anambra State to sit down with the two contending parties and resolve the logjam,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said on Friday.
According to the NFF mouthpiece, the leadership crisis in Anambra State Football Association has festered over the weeks, following the declaration by former NFF vice president Mike Umeh that he had been re-elected. The faction led by his vice chairman, Barrister Jude Obikwelu continues to insist that Umeh has been voted out of office.