1 GAME to make anti-violence plea at NFF AGA

The 1 GAME: Football without Violence campaign will on Thursday make a presentation to the Nigeria Football Federation at their Annual General Assembly at the Royal Tropicana Suites in Kaduna.

The 1 GAME campaign had last year during the NFF Annual General Assembly in Uyo presented a plaque to NFF President Aminu Maigari with an inscription ‘100,000 call for action on Negative Fanaticism’ and founder Philip Obaji believes this presentation in Kaduna would help consolidate its stance on zero tolerance on violence.

“Last year in Uyo, we presented a plaque to the NFF but we believe that since 50,000 more people have asked for an end to negative fanaticism in Nigerian football, we owe it as a duty to Nigerians to plead on their behalf for action to be taken on violence and that is why we are making another presentation,” Obaji said.

1 GAME made a huge step in its campaign earlier in December when 10 Nigerian Premier League clubs signed and adopted the 1 GAME pledge. But Obaji believes that another presentation would urge other clubs to get involved.

“The NFF had endorsed the 1 GAME campaign and we are hoping that with this fresh presentation the remaining 10 league clubs would adopt the pledge which we feel would go a long way in eradicating violence,” the 1 GAME propagator said.

Over 150,000 Nigerians have voiced their opinions on the 1 GAME website www.play1game.org as well as on social networking site Facebook calling for an end to football related violence around the country.
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