Nigeria Risks Another FIFA Ban

.As Giwa Emerges New NFF President –

There are strong indications that Nigeria risks another FIFA ban following Tuesday’s elective congress held in Abuja by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
FIFA had approved the NFF General Assembly held in Abuja to be one to deliberate on the roadmap and not one to conduct election.
But, a divided NFF went ahead to stage its elections, where Ambassador Christopher Musa Giwa, the chairman of Nigeria Professional League club, Giwa Football Club of Jos, was elected the new President of the Federation.
The controversial election boycotted by one-third of the delegates saw Giwa securing 27 votes to defeat Acting President Mike Umeh who got only two votes.
29 out of 44 members eleigible were said to have participated in the voting exercise that took place at the Chida Hotel.
A report monitored on gongnews.net revealed that the elected officials were sworn in by a notary public, Mr. Frank Ike Chude.
Former board member Obinna Ogba, who until his election was the Ebonyi State FA Chairman, was sworn in as Vice President as he was unopposed while former Security Committee Chairman, Effiong Johnson, emerged the Chairman of Chairmen having polled 28 votes.
The North Central produced Yahaya Adama and Sani Mohammed as board members, while Muazu Suleiman and Sherif Inuwa emerged North West representatives in the new board.
Enyimba FC of Aba Chairman Felix Agwu Anyansi retained his position on the board to represent the South East alongside Felix Amechi Ogwa.
Deji Tinubu also retained his position as representative of the South West with Otunba Sunday new on board.
Sports minister, Tammy Danagogo came and addressed the delegates. As soon as he was through, the election materials started surfacing leading to instant protest and walk out staged by some of the FA Chairmen.
The implication of Nigeria’s action is that FIFA is likely to send another letter to the Nigeria Football Federation on the election of 26 August 2014, which was not observed by any of its members.


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