FIFA’ll Ban Nigeria On Friday If…

The federation of International Football Federation, FIFA, has again directed Nigeria to reinstate the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, latest by midday on Friday, 31 Octtober or risk a lengthy suspension.

According to the latest letter from FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, the case in court must be withdrawn latest by Friday otherwise Nigeria’s case will be referred to the FIFA Emergency Committee for immediate suspension of the NFF from its activities.

Valcke said the World Soccer ruling body has noted that the court order which nullified the 30 September election into the NFF board and directed that the case be withdrawn forthwith.

Justice Ambrose Allagoa of a Federal High Court in Jos, last week Wednesday nullified the election that ushered in the Amau Pinnick-led board and ordered Chris Giwa back to office.

But, FIFA is insisting that it will not recognise Chris Giwa as NFF president. Should NFF be suspended, the case will not be revisited until May 2015 during FIFA congress.

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