Osinbajo Meets Dalung, Pinnick Over NFF Crisis With FIFA Ban In Sight

Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo met with the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, in Abuja on Wednesday in a bid to put an end to the ongoing crisis troubling the nation’s football federation.

The four-year old NFF Crisis stemmed from two separate elections which gave birth to both the Pinnick-led NFF board and the Chris Giwa faction.

The aforementioned crisis has attracted the attention of world football’s governing body, FIFA.

Earlier this week, FIFA handed Nigeria a one-week ultimatum until August 20 to put its football house in order of face sanctions.

According to ThisDay, Osinbajo met with Dalung and Pinnick behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, immediately after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting to chart the course of how to end the ongoing NFF Crisis.

Details of the meeting were, however, not revealed afterwards.

Osinbajo had earlier met Pinnick and his board members just before the FEC meeting.

The board members in attendance include the two NFF Vice Presidents, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, and the only female member of the board, Aisha Falode.