NFF Charges On After Pinnick, Giwa Tussle


After the resolution of the Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa presidency tussle, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, is set to resume administrative duties.

The battle between the two football officials led to a threat of suspension from FIFA which was averted with the intervention of the country’s government.

A Monday statement released by the NFF signals a forward plan to get the game back on track.

The statement highlights decisions reached in an Executive Committee meeting of the NFF.

The Board directed the Secretariat to work assiduously towards making adequate arrangements for Players and Officials of the Super Eagles for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles on September 7.

“In commitment and keen desire to cover ground lost during the recent crisis, Committee mandated the Organizing, Technical and Development, Finance, Marketing, Football and Ethics and Fairplay sub –committees to meet during the week to come up with workable plans and programmes to fully rev the engine of football back to life across the length and breadth of the country.”

“The Technical and Development Committee, working in harmony with the Strategy Committee, is to come up with a definite venue for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Senior National Team of Libya, scheduled for 10th October 2018.

“In view of the fact that Nigeria must submit names of her representatives in the next CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions latest 15th October, and granted the ground lost to the recent troubles which made any domestic football impossible, Board mandated the League Management Company and the NFF Football Committee to hold important meetings on Tuesday, 28th August to look at various options and strategies of ensuring a credible conclusion to the various Leagues in this Football Season.

“Executive Committee directed the Technical and Development Committee to request from the Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Mr. Thomas Dennerby, a comprehensive training/preparation programme towards Nigeria’s successful defence of the Women Africa Cup of Nations title at the 11th Championship scheduled for 17th November – 1st December 2018.”

NFF expressed immense gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the Nigerian government for its keen interest in the affairs of Nigeria Football Federation and the various National Teams.

It also commended the fortitude, unflinching commitment to association football and unity of purpose exhibited by Members of the NFF Congress, as well as the patience and understanding of all NFF Partners and Sponsors during the impasse.


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Macaulay Maduwuba is the Chief Content at Kanu Sports TV

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