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Nigeria escape Fifa hammer, accept Pinnick as NFF boss

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The football governing body will no longer clamp down on the country after the Federal Government declared its acknowledgement of Pinnick’s led board.



Nigeria have avoided an impending Fifa ban by accepting Amaju Pinnick as Nigeria Football Federation’s substantive boss.

There has been a power tussle in the NFF since September 30, 2014 when Pinnick was declared the winner of the presidential election - with Chris Giwa launching a counter claim.

The wrangle is the reason why the Nigeria Professional Football League – which was expected to restart after the 2018 Fifa World Cup - has been put on hold.

And on August 14, 2018 Fifa ordered that ‘legitimate’ Pinnick be confirmed as substantive head of the country’s governing body, or be banned from all footballing activities.

“The suspension would be lifted only once the NFF, under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, confirms that it has been given back effective control of the NFF and its offices.”

And on Monday, Mr Laolu Akande, Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said the federal government had already informed Fifa of the decision to accept the Pinnick-led board.

 

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