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NFF Warns Football Associations Against Schedule Disruption

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has issued a stern warning to the 36 Football Associations and FCT, cautioning them to hold their Federation Cup final matches on either Saturday, March 30, or Sunday, March 31. Failure to comply could result in a penalty of N1 million.

Ruth David, the NFF’s director of competitions, emphasized that the football governing body will not tolerate the disruptive behavior of some FAs that create their own schedules outside of the NFF’s directives.

“The NFF has stated clearly in the schedule from the beginning, that the States must play their final matches either on Saturday, 30th March or Sunday, 31st March. We have also reminded the States again about this schedule, and any State that fails to abide by the dates will have itself to blame,” David stated in an interview with

“Any State that fails to conclude its championship by Sunday, 31st March will be fined the sum of N1m. Any State that concludes its championship before Saturday, 30th March will be fined the same amount of money.”

The 2024 Federation Cup competition commenced across the states on Friday, March 1st.


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