FHC Set To Deliver Ruling On NFF Crisis

A Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Jos will on Monday deliver ruling on the ongoing crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The court will decide whether to dismiss the judgement that nullified the September 30, 2014 election that brought the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board into office.

The national football body has been engulfed in a lengthy crisis dating back to 2014 and its mainly due to the leadership tussle between incumbent president Amaju Pinnick and Ambassador Chris Giwa.

Both parties have been in and out of courts in the bid to outdo one another.

Pinnick, who also occupies the 1st Vice-President position at the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has the full backing of world football’s governing body, FIFA.

In addition, FIFA also handed out a ban from all football-related activities to Giwa for his role in the NFF fiasco, while the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) dismissed his case against the Pinnick-led board.

He has, however, been buoyed by the Jos High Court ruling which upheld his August 26 election in Abuja.

Pinnick successfully appealed against the verdict at the Court of Appeal only for the Supreme Court to rule in April that the matter should be reopened at the lower court.