Breaking: Nigerian Football in Limbo Again
By Chtistopher Chigozie
Renewed crisis between the Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnik and Chris Giwa is threatening the country’s Russia 2018 World Cup chances.
Nigeria’s Supreme Court has announced that it’s reviewing the saga and will pass the final judgment on the leadership tussle soon.
Going by this disclosure, anything contrary to FIFA’s ruling that recognizes Pinnik as the legitimate torch bearer of the federation will attract world football governing body’s sanctions.
Before the case got to the supreme Court, Chris Giwa had lost at various levels from high court to the court of Arbitration in sport ( CAS ) had dismissed his claims.
If Nigeria get banned as a result of the court ruling, Cameroon or Algeria is likely to benefit from it.
The recent up shoot of the Nigeria’s football crisis comes at a time where FIFA and CAF diligence over the legitimacy of FECAFOOT President, Tombi Aroko casts dark clouds over Cameroon’s AFCON 2019 hosting rights with the Committee to Protect Journalists also mounting pressure on CAF to suspend the hosting rights if the Cameroonian government fails to release Journalists arrested within the context of Anglophone crisis.