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Ladipo Warns Against Another AFCON Miss


As Nigerians still rue the failure of the Super Eagles to make it to the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tagged Equatorial Guinea 2015, the country could yet miss out in the next edition of the competition billed for 2017.

President General Worldwide of the Nigeria Football and Other Sports Supporters Club Dr Rafiu Ladipo has raised the alarm that Nigerian may not see their darling Eagles at the next Nations Cup if the administrators failed to get their acts together.

Reacting to the recent fresh crises that nearly threw the football house into chaos again, Ladipo expressed fears that if the fresh crisis was not timely brought under control, it could yet be the foundation of the failure of Eagles to make it to the next edition of the African version of the mundial.

It will be noted that the imbroglio in the football house which to a very large extent contributed to the inability of the Super Eagles to qualify for Equatorial Guinea 2015 reared its ugly head again as the Chris Giwa led faction reappeared at the Glass House, claiming they have a case at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Speaking on the development, the supporters’ club boss who did not hide his disappointment over the issue called for the resolution of the matter once and for all, stressing that a fresh trouble among the administrators could spell doom for the country.

“We need to talk to our football administrators to sheathe their swords and allow a lasting peace to reign for the good of our football. What good is it for us that we are not at the ongoing AFCON?

“I believe the events that led to our failure to qualify for the tournament which included the crisis in the NFF should have served as a big lesson to us and I expect every stakeholder to come together and ensure that peace reigns,’’ stated Dr Ladipo who warned that ‘’we risk missing out of the next edition if this problem is not solved’’.


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