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NFF to resist PTF for Falcons

Posted: 22 November 2010 Time: 06:53

Plans by the National Sports Commission to convince the Presidency to set up a Presidential Task Force to help the Super Falcons in their World Cup preparation is set to meet with resistance from the NFF. 

Soon after receiving the Falcons in Abuja, there were reports that the Presidency had been advised to set up a task force similar to the one set up for the Super Eagles.

But, mindful of the pitfalls which followed that group, the NFF are unwilling to tread that path again.

"We cannot go down that route again," a top member of the board said. "We all saw what happened with the Super Eagles, when the PTF came in and decided to take the credit for the successes of the team, but were quick to pass the blame for any mistakes on the NFF.

"We don’t want a similar distraction. Any assistance to the girls can still come through the NFF, we don’t need a PTF anymore."

The Super Falcons are due to fly out to Germany on Monday ahead of a friendly match with the German women's national team as part of their preparations for next year's World Cup.

Head coach Uche Eucharia and team captain Precious Dede are expected to stay behind for the Final Draws, which take place on November 29 and also inspect and select facilities. 

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:21 am
Another avenue for corruption
posted: 11:41 am
If NFF is speaking to protect, preserve and promote our Super Falcons, this will be fine. But we all know that they are always looking for avenues to steal. The good of the game is never their primary concern.
The Government must try and employ wisdom in dealing with this issue. No responsible person will leave issue of our football in the hands of this NFF. Most of the persons there are Lulu & Cos boys. They are all comrade in corruption. Fifa has helped them to stay. However they must go ahead to prove to Nigerians that they are now trust worthy. Why are they always fighting when it is time for money? Were they not there when issue of Iran and Nigerian friendly was bungled and now threatening us with a $300,000 fine when it would have been called off long enough and replaced with another opponent?
Except Government find a way of pouring heavy fire on these men we may still be in for heaviest embarrassment.
posted: 02:07 pm
PTF's intervention during the WC in SA was a disaster. I think the sports ministry is seeking relevance with a more succesful team than the SE. It is self-serving and distracting. Let them pass all the support they have through the NFF and then hold then accountable, just like Lulu has been asked to account for his actions. No more distractions please. Before you know it, they will start demanding team lists from the coaches befrore each match.
posted: 03:30 pm
me think there is no need 4 ptf all they needed is total support from our football house while providing conducive environment for the girls during the tournanment
posted: 08:00 pm
This is another case of "the ground" suffering when "two elephants fight". NFF and the sport ministry or should we say the National Sports Commission are at it again. Is football the only sport in Nigeria? Why must these people always interfere when it is time for "jamboree"? They should try other sports, if they succeed, they can use that as a stepping stone to control football. We are regressing in athletics, table tennis, lawn tennis, swimming, etc, but we will not hear what plans the Sport Ministry or National Sports Commision has for those sports. Do they intend to destroy our football the way other sports are fading from Nigerians?
posted: 06:28 pm
Yeaf @Oscar, let Patrick Ekeji go and fix boxing and othe sports that failed woefully during the commonwealth games. The Olympics Games are at the corner.
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