August 3 – The never ending crisis enveloping Nigerian football has taken another twist with the Federal High Court refusing to grant a request to stop Chris Giwa from taking over as the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
After months of political in-fighting and with the threat of a FIFA ban hanging over the country, Nigeria recently restored Amaju Pinnick as its federation president with the backing of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) who named him as its first vice president to replace scandal-tarnished Kwesi Nyantakyi.
But Giwa, founder of a rival faction in the NFF, just won’t go away after insisting he was elected president in a disputed vote back in August 2014.
Pinnick’s tenure officially ends on September 30 but despite his regime moving back into NFF headquarters the latest ruling means he has again failed to dislodge Giwa.
What happens now is anyone’s guess with FIFA monitoring the situation closely in what has become a legal battle for supremacy.
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