Ex-NFF scribe Taiwo Ogunjobi believes the panel inaugurated by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to probe Olarenwaju Kayode’s transfer logjam is politically motivated.
NFF President Aminu Bello Maigari, on Monday, set a committee headed by the technical committee chairman Chris Green to look into the transfer debacle involving Nigeria U-20 striker Olarenwaju Kayode.
Kayode has accused Ogunjobi of being an obstacle standing between him and a transfer to Europe.
Other NFF ExCo members like; Professor Musa Garba Yakassai, Yusuf Ahmed, calistus Ebare and Edith Nwakire were included in the probe panel.
But the Osun FA boss believes there’s a political undertone to the probe panel.
“The purpoted panel set up by the NFF is a clear case of persecution and it is not unconnected with August 2014 NFF elections,” Ogunjobi said.
“The letter, if it exists, has not been forwarded to me for my comments. I eagerly await the letter, if it exists and then, react. For now I will siddon look (wait patiently).”
Meanwhile, Kayode failed to beat Tuesday’s transfer deadline to join Israeli club Maccabi Netanya, after agreeing a one-year loan with the side, where he currently trains.
Ivorian club Asec Mimosas refused to release the Flying Eagles striker, claiming his contract runs until the end of November, 2014.
The player and his agent have denied ASEC’s claims, insisting the Nigerian is no longer contracted to the club.
Fifa has ruled that the NFF should provisionally register the striker to Heartland, who already loaned Kayode to Maccabi Netanya before the transfer deadline.
The NFF probe panel are expected to submit their findings in two week’s time.