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FIFA: Giwa’s NFF Board Is Illegal, Must Vacate On Monday

FIFA: Giwa’s NFF Board Is Illegal, Must Vacate On Monday

The crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation which culminated in the instalment of Chris Giwa as the President of the Federation on Tuesday, August 26th 2014, assumed a new twist on Friday with the football world-governing body, FIFA declaring the process null and void.

FIFA in a letter sent to the Nigerian FA, warned that Giwa must vacate the NFF Glass House on Monday or Nigeria will be sanctioned.


The letter signed by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valke and sent to the NFF Secretary General Musa Amadu reads inter alia: “We will not recognise the outcome of the above mentioned elections and should there still be persons claiming to have been elected and occupying the NFF offices at midnight on Monday 1 September 2014, we will bring the case to the appropriate FIFA body for sanctions, which may include the suspension of the NFF.”

However Chris Giwa has allayed the fears of Nigerians over the letter from FIFA on Friday assuring that the NFF will relay a detailed and convincing response to FIFA on Monday morning.

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“We have seen the letter from FIFA and digested the full content of it. Nothing has changed as far as we are concerned, Giwa stated.

“We will present our position to FIFA on Monday morning and they will be convinced beyond any reasonable doubt.”

Giwa however insists there is no wrong-doing by the Nigeria Football Federation, and stresses that the NFF board do not expect a sanction from FIFA.

“We call on Nigerians not to panic. The NFF is not intimidated and we do not expect any sanction because we have done the appropriate thing,” a statement from the embattled Giwa and signed by Demola Olajire, the Assistant Director, Communications read in part.

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  • Hmmmm. You have not done anything wrong… Okay oooo…

  • chukwuma 7 years ago

    God ,please help us !!!!!!

  • Saint Palmer 7 years ago

    Lol..this is terrible absolutely ridiculous, have never heard anything like this before, 2 years without crisis in. Nigeria Football is impossible, when we thought all these are behind us because of the successes of the various national teams here they come again, just like a drama,we ve got able ex footballer who can run our football perfectly but no all we get is politicians trying to tell us how to play football..lol..crazy

  • princewill nweze 7 years ago

    Football fans across the country should as a matter of urgency go for jungle justice on these fools. By so doing they will learn the hard way which is the only way. fools

  • Shameful,arrogant & selfcentred NFF board can not achieve any good result, instead, it would spell doom to football development in nigeria”.it is ILLEGAL”

  • This fool is saying they are not intimidated??? Does dis idiot know dat d money they are indirectly dying for comes mostly from fifa? And fifa hass d final say?? If he’s not a thief he should quietly get out of that office. Shameless bastard