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Pinnick Recognized As NFF President Only – Infantino



Amaju Pinnick,

Nigeria Risk Been Sanctioned By FIFA

Gianni Infantino, the FIFA President, while reacting to the clash at the Nigeria Football Federation, said that Amaju Pinnick is the only recognized president of the football body.

While responding to questions at a press conference in Moscow on Friday, said Pinnick was duly elected and in accordance with FIFA rules.

The situation is very clear. Pinnick was duly elected some years ago, and FIFA is aware of all this.

“It is also clear to all within the family that there can be no interference in the running of the national federations by any party, especially those outside the football family.

“So, Pinnick is the President of NFF for FIFA, because he is the one elected,’’ he said.

The FIFA body has warned the Nigeria Football Federation who is also a member of FIFA to control the situation so as to stop facing the sanctions of FIFA.

News Nigeria had earlier reported that NFF has Chris Giwa as its president currently, owing to a compliance with a court order.

Giwa had obtained a Jos court order to take over the running of affairs at the NFF in compliance with a Supreme Court order.

The apex court had directed all parties involved in the matter to return to the lower courts for another look at the case against NFF’s Sept. 30, 2014 elections in Warri.

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