The Confederation of African Football has put further pressure on the factional Nigeria Football Federation President, Chris Giwa, to quit office after threatening to stop the Super Eagles from participating in the Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco next year.
CAF’s position follows FIFA’s order that Giwa should stop parading himself as the NFF President after a sham election that did not follow due process. An initial deadline of 1 September for Giwa to quit was ignored.
FIFA has given the NFF until Monday morning to fix the date for new elections into the board, with ousted President Aminu Maigari back in office and overseeing the congress. The elections must be held as soon as possible.
If the ban comes into force on Monday it means the African champions would not be able to play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on 10 September in South Africa.
CAF has thus confirmed that if Nigeria gets banned and cannot play South Africa next Wednesday, Super Eagles are out of 2015 AFCON qualifiers with no way back.