The Presidency has ordered the Chief Justice of the Federation to vacate all court cases. Amaju led board are expected back in office, according to a respectable source.
With this development, we count down to September 29th for fresh election. Will Chris Giwa be eligible to contest with CAF and FIFA ban romancing him?
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Referees Association has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to wade into the leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation to avert FIFA’s impending ban.
The referees’ leadership made the call after an emergency meeting with the leaders of Nigeria Football Coaches and National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers in Abuja on Wednesday.
The President of NRA, Tade Azeez, who spoke on behalf of the group, told newsmen that the call for Buhari’s intervention became necessary to avert the looming FIFA ban.
Azeez said: “Without prejudice to the Supreme Court judgment which referred back the matter to the trial court to start a fresh and subsequent exparte order issued on June 5, and also aware that the constitution of Nigeria is the grand norm, we however, wish to highlight the dangers of the current disputes.
“Our pain and concern, just like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians is the consequences of the ban on the national team players and officials of Falconets who have already qualified for the U-20 Women’s World Cup.
“The Super Eagles who are in the final phase of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and are scheduled to play in August and September will also be affected.
“Other effect of the ban will be the exclusion of Nigerian referees from CAF and FIFA activities and the exclusion of Nigerian clubs from continental championships like the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup”.
The meeting noted that failure to restore these associations’ membership statutes in the NFF executive committee would relegate their members to the back door in the administration of football in Nigeria