NFF re-instates Baribote led NPL board

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Updated December 7, 2012

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Friday, re-instated the board of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) hitherto sacked by Nigerian club owners.

The federation in a communiqué released at the end of the emergency meeting its Executive Committee said it “reviewed the recent developments in the NPL with special regard to the resolution of the Premier League Club owners removing the Chief Rumson Baribote led Board and constituting an Interim Committee.”

The NFF executive committee said its members unanimously rejected club owners’ resolution as “none of it complies with the provisions of the NPL Statutes.”

“The Executive Committee has therefore directed immediate convening of a proper Congress in line with the NPL Statutes.”

The NFF directed the Premier League board to convene the congress of the league body before December 11 in Abuja. Three members of the NFF executive committee will attend the congress as observers.

The congress is expected to approve a new date for the commencement of the 2012/ 2013 season of the Nigerian Premier league (NPL).

The NFF therefore appointed three of their executives, Emeka Inyama, Sulaiman Yahaya Kwande and Shehu Adamu, to attend Tuesday’s congress as observers.

On Wednesday, chairmen of at least 16 clubs passed a vote of no confidence on Baribote and his executives.

They sacked the board and in their place appointed a six-man interim committee led by Mike Idoko.

The NFF President, Aminu Maigari, chaired the executive committee meeting.