Nigeria: CAS rejects Giwa faction's attempt to restrain FIFA

Nigerian Football Federation logoBy Mark Baber
September 11 - An attempt by the Chris Giwa-faction in Nigeria's Football Federation (NFF) to hang on to power by appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for a restraint order against FIFA fell at the first hurdle this week.

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Nigerians find an uneasy peace as Giwa steps back and NFF avoids suspension

Nigeria shirt logoBy Mark Baber
September 10 - With Chris Giwa, who firmly believed he was the legitimate President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), having seemingly disappeared from the scene, the governance crisis at the top of Nigerian football may be entering a period of calm, prior to new elections, as FIFA has confirmed the NFF is not suspended from international football.

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Nigeria: FIFA deadline passes as Giwa says appeal to CAS has been made

Chris GiwaBy Mark Baber
September 8 - As the deadline for Chris Giwa (pictured) to give up his claim to have been elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) passed this morning, all eyes are on FIFA as to whether they implement their ultimatum to suspend Nigeria from world football.

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Nigeria collision course as Giwa refuses to budge saying there will be no FIFA ban

Nigeria shirt logoBy Mark Baber
September 5 - Whilst a faction of the Nigeria's football hierarchy has acted immediately to implement FIFA's directive to restore Aminu Maigari to presidency of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Giwa remains adamant he is the legitimate President and that, mindless of what they may say, FIFA will not ban the country.

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SAFA call on FIFA to speed up match-fixing probe

Danny Jordaan4September 5 - South African officials say they are becoming increasingly frustrated by a match-fixing saga that has been dragging on for four years and has still not been resolved.

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FIFA steps in with new deadline for Nigeria to restore order or be suspended

Nigerian Football Federation logoBy Mark Baber
September 4 - FIFA has again stepped into the Nigerian football morass in a further attempt to bring sanity to the troubled federation which has seen rival factions emerge, both claiming leadership. The Giwa faction claims Chris Giwa was fairly elected whilst Aminu Maigari was under arrest by security forces. The Maigari faction was planning to hold elections today and regards Giwa as an interloper.

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Nigerian candidates battle for legitimacy ahead of new poll tomorrow

Nigerian Football Federation logoBy Mark Baber
September 3 - Nigerian football remains in chaos as two rival factions within the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) battle for legitimacy. The Giwa-led faction claims he was elected President last week whilst the Maigari-led faction have organised new elections for tomorrow (Thursday).

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Nigerian football stares into the abyss of no matches and further suspension

Chris GiwaBy Mark Baber
September 1 - Following the farcical events of last week, FIFA have rejected the controversial 'election' of Chris Giwa (pictured) as the new president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and warned that Nigeria could be banned by Tuesday if he does not vacate the post by midnight tonight.

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Bidding for African Cup of Nations 2017 hots up

AFCON trophyBy Mark Baber
August 29 - Following last week's admission by Libya that is would be impossible for them to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017, a surprising number of countries have expressed interest in hosting the tournament, with bids due to be submitted by the end of September.

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