Ex-NPL chief seeks 500m Naira payoff
Ray Nnaji was one of two persons, the other being Sam Sam Jaja, who agreed to withdraw their court cases for the good of the game in the country after some demands and conditions were tabled before the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
While Sam Sam Jaja demanded a simple apology, Ray Nnaji has now demanded for a hefty monetary compensation from the NFF as well as the payment of a backlog allowances accrued for his service with the NFF referees committee plus a public declaration announcing the lifting of his ban from all football activities.
Nnaji told MTNFootball.com that the NFF have not lived up their side of the agreement.
"They have only fulfilled one of the three promises they made to persuade me to withdraw my case in court. They have refused to pay me a reasonable compensation,” he disclosed to MTNFootball.com
“It’s sad but I am sorry I may now be forced to go back to court if they don't do anything."
On what is his definition of “reasonable compensation”, Nnaji said,"I am suing them for one billion Naira. So, if they can give me fifty per cent of that amount, which is 500 million Naira, I think that would be reasonable enough."
Nnaji was summoned to Calabar this past weekend by the minister of sports Bolaji Abdullahi for a meeting with the leadership of the NFF following fresh threats to drag football back to a civil court.