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Nigeria FA boss Aminu Maigari dismissed

Published on: 24 July 2014
Aminu Maigari

The executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday dismissed president Aminu Maigari after he was impeached for misuse of funds.

Vice-president Mike Umeh will serve as acting president.

A statement from the executive committee meeting said that "after thorough and exhaustive deliberations" on the secretive nature of the federation's financial dealings and a "failure to call a meeting of the executive committee for the past eight months" during which time many important decision were made, the board had passed a vote of no-confidence on Maigari.

It therefore approved his immediate dismissal from the NFF executive committee on grounds of financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration.

Umeh will preside over the affairs of the federation pending the composition of the new NFF executive committee after the elections on August 26.

It is believed that eight of 13 executive committee members signed the impeachment motion.


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  • maubs says:
    July 24, 2014 09:56 pm
    well said tanko and well done nigerian government for taking that bold step which we have been clamouring for in ghana but which for one reason or the other it never seems to happen in our dear land of ghana. kafui asks a question which i would answer here. If England players has to undergo what ghanain players had to endure-players travelling seperately? leaking roof, stranded at airpot?indeciveness in terms of selection? lack of transparency in terms of team selection?lack of motivative activity in camp, poor communication , poor management player demoralised to the extent they refuse to train before a must win game, fighting between a player and non player at team camp before a must win game? some one would be charged, many will lose their job including the chairman. When Ericson had to go British FA bosses followed. so kafui your argument is not backed by factual thinking of any kind.
  • Rasheed says:
    July 24, 2014 08:39 pm
    @Tanko, Thank you my brother.We need people like you at GFA to help us do the right thing and achieve results.
  • calif boy says:
    July 24, 2014 07:55 pm
    well said Tanko, Here is a Ghanaian with integrity and intelligence.....
  • Tanko says:
    July 24, 2014 06:50 pm
    @Kafui: I don't believe you're ignorant in general but very ignorant about the proceedings in Ghana soccer. Now, let's go step by step and probably you'd realize what Rasheed pointed out. Nyantakyi took Ghana to its maiden World Cup in Germany as well as South Africa thus 2006 and 2010 respectively. The issue of player bonuses that ridiculed Ghana all over the world shouldn't have happened under Nyantakyi's watch. Why because Ghanaians expect him to do better than the previous World Cups based in his experiences. The player indecsipline we saw at Brazil could have been avoided if Nyantakyi did his home work well, which he knows how to do well based on previous WCs. He intentionally let that window of I decsipline open and to use it as his excuse to blame the playing body. After the Sulley Muntari - Armah Parker fist fight, he ordered Muntari only out of camp but not Parker. What is good for the goose is good for the gander! Armah has no business fist fighting Muntari if only Armah understands his mission with the national team at Brazil. Nyantakyi failed there too. I'll bet my last dime that Nyantakyi did not take his family to Brazil with monies from his own pocket. If my assumption is true, Nyantakyi is guilty of corruption. His family has no business in Brazil under the bill to be paid by Ghana government or even FIFA. Kafui, now you see why Nyantakyi fits the cap Rasheed put in him? Yes, Nyantakyi is corrupt and has no respect for stake holders such as the playing body and the government in fact, even FIFA. The above stated reasons are why Nyantakyi should resign honorably before anything disgraceful happened. Are we clear by now? Cheers
  • SHANGO says:
    July 24, 2014 05:42 pm
    @Kafui,you are rather ignorant and not Rasheed.Wait till your Nyantakyie reveals to the commission on who funded hid wife and kids trip to Brazil,before you will know who is ignorant.
  • Divaro says:
    July 24, 2014 05:51 pm
    Ghana must take a queue from this.
  • Rasheed says:
    July 24, 2014 03:25 pm
    Thank you President Jonathan Goodluck for putting pressure on Fifa and NFA to fight corruption.Nyantakyie,get ready,you are next to be fired.
  • kafui mensah says:
    July 24, 2014 03:49 pm
    Rasheed is ignorant. Your comment has no relationship with the story. A prejudiced mind!. What has Nyantekyie done. Jealous and wicked souls will be shamed. Africa and its jealous people. Why have fa bosses in Spain England and Italy not resigned. Kudos to Nyantekyie
  • OGYA says:
    July 25, 2014 01:29 am
    KAFUI, or that stinking name you call yourself, I guess you have been sleeping your butt off to not care about reading all that has been happening at the GFA for the past 9 years. Idiots like you have no place in this forum. You need to go and read enough about the GFA since he took office and come back so we can put common sense into your head. GET LOST.