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NFF To Drag Etoile To CAF

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The Nigeria Football Federation, through its president Amaju Pinnick has vowed to drag Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel to CAF for their hostile treatment of Enyimba FC during the return fixture of the Champions League clash at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse on Wednesday.

It was reported that the home side employed numerous antics to deny the Nigerians the ticket, as their fans threw various objects at the away bench.

Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, NFF President Amaju Pinnick said: “What happened around the Stade Olympique in Sousse on Wednesday bordered on extreme intimidation of the opposition. This is not football. Football is about peace, about love and about friendship.

“When Etoile du Sahel came to Nigeria, we provided everything to them, including a friendly football arena. We will lodge a strong protest to CAF on this matter.”

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The displeased NFF boss added that even if it means that he personally takes the case to Caf, he will do so. While commending the Peoples Elephant on their triumph, Pinnick pledged the NFF’s support for them.

“We will wait for the team to return from Tunisia so that we can get the full details of what transpired.

“However, we are delighted at Enyimba’s qualification. They have shown that they are truly very much experienced on the road.

They withstood everything thrown at them and scaled through. That is the stuff of champions.”

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“The NFF Board made the decision at its last meeting to give Enyimba FC full support to go for the African title. Nothing has changed,” he said.