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NFF lifts bans on Baribote and co

12 August 2014, 17:33Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has lifted ban on former chairman of Nigerian Premier League Rumson Baribote.

The former NFF vice president was in October 2013 handed a 15-year ban from all football-related activities for unethical conduct which includes dragging the NFF to court to demand the dissolution of the interim Nigeria Premier League board.

The Executive Committee of the NFF held a meeting at their Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday and lifted the bans on Baribote, former Oyo State FA chairman Olaleye Adepoju, acclaimed chairman of a parallel Nigeria Football Association Jarrett Tenebe and top journalist Olajide Fashikun.

Also read: BREAKING: NFF bans Green, Ahmed

“The Committee unanimously decided to lift bans of various lengths placed on the following members of Nigeria football family: Rumson Baribote, Olaleye Adepoju, Jarrett Tenebe and Olajide Fashikun.”

“The ban on former Member of NFF Executive Committee, Taiwo Ogunjobi will be lifted once communication is received from the Court of Arbitration for Sport that he has withdrawn his case. Other banned persons will have their cases reviewed as soon as they appear before the Committee.”

“Following from the above, Adepoju will, with immediate effect, retake the Chairmanship of Oyo State Football Association and his seat on the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation. Also, Chidi Ofor Okenwa retakes his seat as Chairman of Enugu State Football Association.”

“However, the lifting of ban placed on Baribote is as far as football –related activities are concerned, and does not restore him to his former position of Chairmanship of NPL.”

“The Committee re-affirmed suspension from the Executive Committee and bans of six months and one year from all football –related activities placed on former Members of the Committee, Chris Green and Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ respectively, pending the ratification of the General Assembly.”

The committee reassured that Stephen Keshi will this week finalize the signing of his renewed contract to continue as coach of the Super Eagles.

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