Due to the latest row over the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF),
Nigeria are now facing the possibility of a ban from the world football governing body FIFA .
On Monday, July 2, Nigeria’s Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung directed the present Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board under the leadership of Amaju Pinnick to step down.
Dalung made the announcement through his media aide claiming that he has been told by Attorney General of the Federation to tell the NFF to obey the court judgement. I
t was reported in the media that the Supreme Court in April overturned the election of NFF president Amaju Pinnick who has been in office since September 2014.
According to FIFA law, member should manage their affairs independently with no influence from third parties in which failure to do so will result into a ban.
Chris Giwa on Monday afternoon, July 2, stormed the NFF office in Abuja after the direction of the Sports Minister and claimed to be the legitimate Nigeria’s football chief.
He acted due to the announcement of the Sports Minister directing Amaju Pinnick board to obey court’s judgement in which will be in Giwa’s favor. Should FIFA ban Nigeria, then it means the country’s Female Under 20 team will no longer participate in the World Cup in France starting in August.
The Super Eagles will also be stopped from playing the qualifiers for the 2019 African Cup of Nations championship.