The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the creation of nine rules to help regulate Nigerian football.
The NFF informed all its stakeholders in a circular released that “the Integrity Unit has commenced the implementation of the Strategy Guideline” and has “identified some areas that require immediate attention to avoid all forms of conflict of interest.”
The guidelines established are;
1) Members of the Match Commissioners Committee will no longer do appoint themselves as match commissioners in Nigerian football league games.
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2) The NFF Referees Appointment Committee members shall no longer be allowed to appoint themselves as referee assessors in the leagues.
3) No club official should be appointed as a match commissioner in any of the leagues in Nigeria.
4) No State FA secretary should be appointed as a club secretary, considering the fact that the State FA Secretaries in most cases are chief organizers of matches within their territories.
5) State FA chairmen that are appointed as independent directors in leagues will no longer be appointed as match commissioners in league games.
6) State FA chairmen will no longer double as club chairmen. Those holding dual positions should relinquish one of the positions within three months.
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7) Holding dual positions of State FA chairmen and members of football club boards are henceforth not allowed.
8) All NFF executive committee Members, NFF management and staff, State FA chairmen and their respective board members, club chairmen and officials, coaches and all other football officials will no longer act as agents or managers of players.
9) Defaulters of any of the laws will be summoned before the Ethics Committee of NFF for breach of the FIFA code of ethics and the NFF integrity initiative strategy guideline.