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  • Peace Deal: NFF invites APFON, NANF to joint meeting

    Reporter: Alonge Akinlolu
    Published: Friday, 27 November 2015
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    The leadership of Nigeria Football has invited the Association of Professional Footballers of Nigeria (APFON) and the National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) to a meeting in Lagos on Thurdsay.

    Peace Deal: NFF invites APFON, NANF to joint meeting
    NFF President Amaju Pinnick said the joint meeting had become necessary in order to find a permanent solution to the discord that has seen two different bodies claiming to represent the interests of professional footballers in Nigeria for so many years now.

    “Our administration is seeking to install harmony in all sectors of the game of football, and the players – the real actors – are very, very important.

    “We are keen to bring this discord, this misunderstanding between NANF and APFON to an end. Football thrives in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, and you cannot truly protect the interests of persons under a structure of disharmony,” Pinnick contended.

    Thursday’s meeting will take place at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, and each of the bodies has been asked to attend with five members.

    “We are lovers of peace. We will do everything humanly possible to bring the two unions together and make them work together.”

    In the past, the Nigeria Football Federation had recognized APFON as the Member of Congress. The new effort seeks to unite the two in the interest of active and retired footballers in the country.


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