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| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Musa Amadu, the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Association said the inability of the Super Falcons to defend the African Women Championship (AWC) was a major regret of 2012.

Amadu made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.

 He described the team’s poor performance at the championship hosted by Equatorial Guinea as an embarrassment to the FA.

 He said the entire team would be overhauled soon following the “disgrace it brought to the country’s football”.

“A rebuilding process has begun. We are going to overhaul the team and we are going to overhaul the technical crew.

“By the first quarter of 2013, we will see the result of the rebuilding process. “This will enable us put together a good team and expose them to friendly matches before the qualifiers for the Women World Cup in Canada in 2015 begins in earnest,” Amadu said.

The NFA scribe said that the inability of the FA to unite the football family was also part of their regrets for the out gone year.

 “I would want to say that we have not been able to really unite the football family. The process has begun and it has not been completed.

 “We still have some groups that are still not moving in the same direction with the FA as far as football development is concerned in Nigeria.

“I will be praying that in the year 2013 onwards, the football family becomes stronger, so that we can have the same objective in this project which is to move Nigeria football forward.”

NAN recalls that Anyim Pius Anyim, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Sports Minister, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, had in 2012 brokered peace on the crisis marring Nigerian football.

Some of the parties involved in the crisis, including the National Association of Nigeria Footballers (NANF), were persuaded to withdraw the court cases.

NAN also recalls that various committees had been set up in the past to make peace in the country’s football. One of such committees’ was the Gen. Dominic Oneya’s nine-man committee.

The committee was set up by the former Sports Minister, Yusuf Suleiman, in August 2011, to seek pragmatic ways of solving the incessant recurrence of crisis in Nigeria’s football.


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