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Why Anambra FA Banned Chijioke Onyedika From Football Activities


The Anambra State Football Association has banned it’s former secretary, Chijioke Onyedika.

The Football Association slammed Onyedike for 5-year over what it described as anti football activities.

In a letter to the former scribe, his ban came after his engagement in several activities that are in breach of the state football statutes as well as that of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The letter further explained that Onyedika had organised football tournaments without the endorsement of the state FA as well as using referees that are not licensed by the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA).

“The State FA found it totally unacceptable the use of Unprofessional referees for football matches , a situation that can easily fuel Match fixing.

”Going by your recent outbursts and clear violation of the provision enshrined in the statutes of the Nigeria Football Federation and Anambra FA by organising illegal football tournaments, the board of Anambra FA has taken the decision to ban you from participating in all football activities for five years.”

His ban came after he failed on two occasions to honour the invitation sent to him to defend himself before the disciplinary committee of the FA.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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