Pinnick v Giwa: FIFA Threatens To Ban Nigeria

FIFA, the world football governing body, has said that it would not hesitate to ban Nigeria if it discovers that a third party had been interfering in the country’s football affairs. It said this after a ruling by the Supreme Court last Friday in a case involving Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and a factional leader of the federation, Chris Giwa.

Following the suit filed by the group loyal to Giwa, the world football governing body in 2016 banned all the parties involved in instituting the case, including Giwa, Muazu Suleiman, Effiong Johnson, Yahaya Adama and Sani Fema from all football related activities for five years. The world body later extended the five-year ban to a worldwide ban following the Giwa group’s decision to take their case to the CAS.

The matter could affect the Super Eagles’ appearance at the forth coming World up in Russia in June.

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