Ex-England International, John Fashanu, has reacted to the suspension of Nigeria by FIFA from all football matters accusing the ousted board of the NFF of misleading FIFA.
“What FIFA used in suspending Nigeria was correspondence from the dissolved board of the NFF, who in my opinion lied about what truly went down regarding the court order and the congress” he told SL10.
“The court dissolved the board on account of a stakeholder’s injunction, so why not slam the person who took a football issue to a civil court as contained in their rules?
“But I guess the past board of the NFF misled FIFA by running to them with claims that Government influenced their sacking which isn’t true.
“I doubt if FIFA is aware of the legality of extra ordinary congress because the past board in my opinion told FIFA it’s illegal.”
Fashanu advised football stakeholders in Nigeria to always carry FIFA along in their dealings with the NFF to avoid this type of logjam in future.
He added: “The wise thing they should have done was to submit all document from the extra ordinary congress to FIFA as soon as it was over and even before convening it, they should have informed FIFA, in that way FIFA will not slam ban hearing from a drowning board.”
In conclusion he warned the football house to adhere strictly to FIFA’s directive to reach for an out of court settlement with aggrieved parties to ease talks with FIFA as to why Maigari and co were sacked from the board of the NFF.