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NFF: Chris Green remains banned

08 August 2014, 20:00Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has stated that its Appeals Committee is yet to meet over appeals by former Executive Committee members, Chris Green and Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’.

Green and Ahmed ‘Fresh’ were suspended from the NFF Executive Committee and banned from football – related activities for different periods on Thursday. The former Chairman of Technical Committee was slammed a six –month ban for glaring anti-Board activities and uncharitable media interviews, while ‘Fresh’ got a one –year ban for anti-Board activities and forging a document to alter the decision of the Executive Committee on Management Staff.

Nigeria football spokesman Ademola Olajire said on Friday: “This clarification is necessary in view of a report being circulated that the Appeals Committee has upturned the decision of the Executive Committee on these persons.

Also read: BREAKING: NFF bans Green, Ahmed

“It is true that Green and Ahmed Yusuf have appealed their suspension from the Executive Committee and ban from football –related activities for different periods. But the letters of Appeal only came in on Thursday night.

“A decision purporting to have been handed down by the Chairman of the Appeals’ Committee (Eddy Mark) was received Friday morning in the NFF. The so-called decision did not state how many of the Committee members were present, or whether the Secretary was also there.

“Whenever the Committee will meet, its meeting will be at the NFF Secretariat as it has always been, and all parties to the appeal, including the NFF Executive Committee and the appellants, will be available to present their case. The date of the meeting and time will also be made public.

“It is a known fact that the Chairman of the Appeals Committee is a personal friend of one of the appellants. But Nigeria football is not the private business of any individual.

“The decision still stands and will be conveyed to the next General Assembly for ratification."

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