0 C
Lagos, NG
29th February 2020
LOCAL NEWS SPORTS WORLD NEWS

PHOTO: FIFA suspend Plans to ban Nigeria

FIFA suspend Plans to ban Nigeria
Image: FIFA suspend Plans to ban Nigeria. FIFA President Gianni Infantino(via-googleimages)

Nigeria has again escaped FIFA’s hammer, as the body suspends its earlier plan to ban the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) from all footballing activities after Amaju Pinnick’s confirmation.

The world football governing body said this, after it received a confirmation from Federal Government of Nigeria affirming Amaju Pinnick as the rightful and dully elected President of the NFF.

In a statement released on Monday reads:

“We received confirmations from Nigeria that the legitimate leadership of the NFF under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi has been given back effective control of the NFF and its offices.

“In view of these circumstances, FIFA deems that the conditions set by the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council have now been met and consequently the suspension of the NFF will not take effect,” the statement said.

They also confirmed that it would continue to closely monitor the situation in Nigeria in order to ensure that FIFA’s rules and regulations are fully adhered to.

FIFA had on  Aug. 14  threatened to suspend Nigeria if its offices are not handed over back to the rightful executives which is the Amaju Pinnick-led executive by  12:00 (CET) on Monday.

The Glass House had been occupied recently at different times by both the Chris Giwa and Pinnick factions of the federation’s Congress.

This occupation has, however,  been with the aid of men of the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services at such times.

The Government also had earlier released a statement recognising the Amaju Pinnick led executive, saying that they will work closely with all parties to avert future crisis. The Statement reads:

“The FG has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognizing Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as the current & only NFF Exco. Govt will also continue to work with all relevant stakeholders involved to resolve a dispute in a timely manner. FG is upholding NFF treaty obligations to FIFA”

Related posts

PHOTO: Oba Abdulrasheed of iwoland celebrate wife on her birthday

yellowdanfo

RMAFC: FG to probe Banks over N100bn stamp duty non-remittance

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: I regret ever getting married in 2014-Dabota Lawson

yellowdanfo

Ben Uwajumogu: Senate Suspends Plenary Over Colleague’s Death

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: Governor Wike Honours late Joseph Blankson

yellowdanfo

Chelsea confirm reaching a deal with Real Madrid over Eden Hazard

yellowdanfo

Neymar celebrates 10years as a professional Footballer

yellowdanfo

Man City thrashed Manchester United 0-2 to go top of EPL

yellowdanfo

Ex-Speaker Dogara, Tinubu mourn Atiku’s aide Alhaji Umar Pariya

yellowdanfo

After 20 years in Senate, Senator Mark embarks on ‘thank you’ tour

yellowdanfo

Leave a Comment

Login

X

Register