World football’s governing body, FIFA has issued respective deadlines to both Nigeria and Ghana to put their football house in order or face sanction.
This was contained in a FIFA letter released earlier on Tuesday morning.
According to letter, the decision to issue the warning was made by the Bureau of FIFA Council in relation to the undue influence on the affairs of both the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
It was also revealed that the two football bodies have been notified on Monday,
The international football body then handed Nigeria a one-week deadline until 12:00 CET of August 20 to revert back to the NFF Executive Committee led by Amaju Pinnick or face suspension and that the potential verdict will lead to the expulsion of the U-20 team, Falconets from the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in France.
The NFF has been engulfed in a leadership tussle involving incumbent president Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa since both administrators emerged from two separate elections in 2014.
FIFA, however, gave Ghana a two-week deadline until 12:00 CET of August 27 to discontinue the liquidation process of the GFA, which was initiated by the Attorney General to the High Court of Justice.
The Ghanaian government initiated the liquidation process after disgraced GFA President and former 1st Vice-President of CAF (Confederation of African Football), Kwesi Nyantakyi was indicted for corruption.
He was indicted through an expose on Ghanaian and West African football masterminded by Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.