FIFA fever catches Nigeria as FG says it recognises Amaju Pinnick as NFF head

Nigeria FIFA ban

Last updated on October 27th, 2018 at 06:44 pm

In a bid to escape the world governing body hammer , Nigerian government has declared that it recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executives as the authentic head of the Nigerian Football Federation

FIFA was due to release its final verdict on the Nigeria’s membership of the soccer body, due to the politicisation of soccer in Nigeria.

It isn’t the first time Nigeria football body would be involved in this kind of mess.

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, made the position of the government known a shortwhile ago in a tweet @akandeoj.

Akande said the Federal Government had already conveyed its position to the world football governing body, FIFA.

He said the government would continue to work with stakeholders to resolve the federation’s dispute in due time.

He added that the government is upholding NFF’s treaty obligations to FIFA.

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