No rift between 1 GAME and NFF – Philip Obaji


1 GAME founder Philip Obaji (pictured left)insists his organization enjoy the assistance and co-operation of the Nigeria Football Federation contrary to reports in some section of the media of a rift.

An online portal naijasportivo.blogspot.com had reported that Obaji had a major disagreement with NFF President Aminu Maigari in the presence of NFF Technical Committee Chairman over 1 GAME’s anti-violence publications in the media when the former visited the NFF Secretariat in March a report Obaji was quick to deny.

The 1 GAME arrowhead said on his Facebook page that he remains good friends with Aminu Maigari and the NFF Board and have enjoyed their support in the campaign to end violence in Nigeria football system.

“Aminu Maigari is a symbol of humility and modesty. There has never been a time I have had to disagree with him or anyone from the NFF. I have rather enjoyed their assistance and co-operation in the fight to achieve success in the campaign against violence and fanaticism in football. Reports by some people of a rift is frivolous.”

1 GAME has in recent times come up with series of media publications intended to promote its objectives of non-violence and an end to fanaticism in football, calling on the public to sign up to its campaign and support its cause. The campaign has had more than One hundred thousand sign-ups on its website www.play1game.org including endorsements from NFF President Aminu Maigari and some members of the Football Federation’s Executive Committee.
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