DUBS REPORTS ON FALCONETS FICTITIOUS
The Nigeria Football Federation has decried a report sent to a number of media houses on Wednesday by a fictitious writer, claiming that world football –governing body, FIFA has refused to issue flight tickets to players and officials of the U-20 Women National Team to fly to Canada.
NFF’s Acting General Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Katken said: “It is a blatant lie to say FIFA refused to issue flight tickets to the Falconets. What happened was that the former General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu, mistakenly cancelled the earlier reservations, so when the delegation got to the airport, they could not find seats on the flight.
“FIFA has told us they are working hard at alternatives, because Lufthansa Airline flights from Abuja are fully booked for the next weeks, and promised to get the players and officials to their training camp in Canada even if they have to travel in batches, from Thursday. Players and officials have been fully briefed and understand the situation.
“We are shocked at the falsehood being peddled by these faceless writers who clearly do not have the interest of the country and the interest of Nigeria football at heart.” Katken stated categorically that there is no FIFA action against Nigeria.
“There is no action being taken by FIFA against Nigeria. The writers of falsehood and their paymasters should embrace reality.”