Board Sacks Edo FA Chairman Over Alleged Non-Financial Stewardship, High-Handedness


By Sedara Philip

The Edo State Football Association Board has passed a vote of no-confidence on the State Football Association (F.A) Chairman, Mr. Roland Abu, over his alleged inability to give financial accounts amongst other sundry issues.

In a letter addressed to the General Secretary of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) notifying it of Abu’s sack, the board also accused the latter of autocratic behavior and “running the Edo FA as if it’s a personal business”.

The board also alleged irregularities, poor handling and poor conduct of football matters as reason for his sack.

The letter dated April 17, 2023 was signed by the board Vice Chairman, Dr. Aghedo Moses and six others and addressed to the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The board advised Abu to “handover all Edo FA property belonging to his office and less indebtedness to the vice chairman, Dr. Aghedo Moses with immediate effect”.

The letter captioned ‘Vote of no confidence”read:

“We, Edo State Football Association Board respectfully write to refer and draw your attention to the above mentioned subject and to inform you of some burning issues in Edo State Football Association.

“This relates to lack of no confidence on the current Edo F.A Chairman Roland Abu due to the following reasons.

“Taking autocratic decision without due process, running Edo F.A as if it’s his personal enterprise.

“Since his inception as the Chairman Edo State Football Association three years ago, he has not been able to render financial reports to his Board members even when the Board insisted.

“Irregularities, poor handling and poor conduct of football competitions.

“Series of uprising petitions, raised by clubs’, contestants, and stakeholders as a result of his poor performances, high handedness in handling football matters in the state.

“Arising from the above points raised against the current chairman, Edo State Football Association, and for peace to be maintained, the Edo State Football Association Board Members resolved and passed a vote of no confidence on him, Abu Roland, as Chairman, Edo State Football Association”.

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