By Akeem Busari
The Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike has called for caution among the ranks and files of the Nigeria football ruling authority in the face of the brewing crisis rocking the boat of the Nigeria Footbal Federation, NFF.
Chief Donatus Ejidike made the passionate appeal to the warring factions following the ruling of a Federal High Court in Jos that dismissed Amaju Pinnick-led NFF and eventually pronounced Mr Chris Giwa as the new president of NFF.
The Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Ejidike appealed to the warring factions to calm frayed nerves and lthresd the path of peace talk and amicable resolutions instead of opening old wounds; more importantly when FIFA would not want interference in football procedures by law courts.
The Pillar of Sports who doubles as the President of Karate Federation of Nigeria called on the Minister of Sports, Mr Solomon Dalong to mediate and prevail over the two sides for peaceful resolutions.
“Now is not the best period to open any can worms that will either polarize the Nigeria football ruling authority or distract the nation’s focus. Nigeria is tottering on the precipice of world football ladder; therefore, celebrating crisis is not the best thing to happen to us at this period.”
He said further, “ the pain of Super Eagles crashing out of the African Nations Cup is still very fresh in our memory and that should be our collective concern even as the Nigerian league should find its rhythm to win the herats and followership of numerous sports lovers. In this sense, we should eschew any act that will derail sports promotions and development”.
Chief Ejidike believes that this country will rise again in the world of sports; and, to achieve that, all hands must be on deck.