By Nehemiah Gwamna – Lafia
The Board, Nasarawa State Football Association has set up a three-man Committee to investigate the rationale behind hosting of a grassroots football tournament in Karu Local Government Area of the State.
Vice chairman of the state FA, Haladu Akwashiki inaugurated the Committee Members in Lafia.
He said the decision to set up the Committee became imperative because the action of organisers of the grassroots football tournament and Karu FA officials who participated in the competition went contrary to directives of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and the Nigerian Football Federation to suspend all football-related activities in the country.
Haladu Akwashiki listed the Terms of Reference for the Committee to include ascertaining the nature of the competition, who gave approval for the competition, find out the numbers of affiliate clubs with the Karu FA, find out officials that refereed the matches, know the number of teams that participated in the recently concluded competition and suggest and recommend disciplinary measures, if any, to be meted to the offenders.
He charged them to carry out the task diligently and without fear or favour.
Reacting, Chairman of the Committee, Ahmed Bello Mohammed, thanked the Board of the State FA headed by Alh. Alkali Mohammed for finding them worthy for the assignment.
He promised to ensure that his team would work assiduously to deliver on the mandate given them.
Other members of the Committee include Auwal Adamu (member) and Usman Ibrahim Oguns who will serve as the Secretary
The Committee is given one week to submit its report.
Similarly, Chairman of Nasarawa State Football Association who also doubles as Nationwide League One Chairman, Alhaji Alkali Mohammed, has inaugurated a five-man Nasarawa State Football Committee to be headed by his Vice Chairman, Honourable Haladu Akwashiki.
According to the Chairman, the Committee is saddled with the responsibility of formulating templates for football activities in the State post COVID-19.