FIFA: WE RECOGNIZE ONLY AMAJU PINNICK AS PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION – INFANTINO
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has said that the world football governing body recognises only Amaju Pinnick as President of the Nigeria Football Federation.
FIFA equally said it will not accept any outside interference in the affairs of the NFF as headed by Amaju Pinnick.
Infantino, while responding to questions at a press conference in Moscow, Russia on Friday, said Pinnick was duly elected and in accordance with FIFA rules.
He said: “The situation is very clear: Pinnick was duly elected some years ago, and FIFA is aware of all this.
“It is also clear to all within the family that there can be no interference in the running of the national federations by any party, especially those outside the football family.
“So, Pinnick is the President of NFF for FIFA, because he is the one elected.”
The FIFA president added that Nigeria as a member-association of FIFA would then be at the risk of facing the world body’s sanctions if the situation continued as it is now.
Chris Giwa, early in the month resumed as the President of the NFF.
Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, said the Federal Government decided to abide by the ruling of the Supreme Court, which recognised Giwa as the president of the NFF.
Dalung said this was based on a memo by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on the Supreme Court ruling. (DP)For publication of your news content, articles, videos or any other news worthy materials, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . For more enquiry, please call +234-903-332-9775 or whatsapp +234-803-792-3602. To place advert, please call 08037923602.