PFAN Rejects NFF’s Peace Panel


The Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) has rejected the hand of peace extended by the NFF through the inauguration of the Players’ Union Committee, for the amicable settlement of disputes existing between factions of the Players’ union.

NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau had inaugurated a five-man panel to bring peace to the different factions of the Players’ union.

However, the spokesman of the PFAN task force, Harrison Jalla, revealed the rejection in a statement.

The Union noted that the Nigerian Football Federation has no business with issues concerning the Players’ Union, stressing that the internal affairs of the union does not need an external influence.

The Statement read:

The PFAN Task Force consider this report a serious mix up and urged the NFF to focus on resolving the issues pending in court as agreed in the December 6 meeting.


In continuation of an ongoing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Initiated by the Mohammed Kurfi led States Football Association Chairmen on the disputed September 30 NFF election, which is pending in the Court of Appeal Abuja Division.


The PFAN Task Force was looking forward to an independent committee to address urgent reforms, imbalance, equity and fair representation in the composition of the NFF Congress, its board and sub-committees in consonance with decisions reached at the meeting of December 6 and previous meetings.


That the players union have no issues for reconciliation, and if even there are such issues, it is not within the purview of the NFF to set up a committee to address such issues.


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