The Supreme Court of Nigeria will on Thursday rule on the case involving the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president and embattled football administrator Chris Giwa.
Giwa is contesting the authenticity of the Pinnick-led NFF board and has dragged the matter to the apex court having already lost out at both the High Court as well as the Appeal Court.
The globally acclaimed Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Zurich, Switzerland also ruled in favour of the Pinnick-led board.
Chris Giwa wants the Supreme Court to set aside the verdict of the lower court but the apex court’s involvement could spell doom to the chances of Nigeria featuring at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria is currently susceptible to any sanction from world football’s governing body, FIFA, as long as the law court continues to interfere with football matters.
Giwa is adamant that the mandate given to him and his factional board members at the Chida Hotel, Abuja by the NFF Congress in August 2014 was authentic and that the Warri election that ushered in the Pinnick-led board was held in defiance of a High Court order.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in Group D of Russia 2018 alongside Croatia, Iceland and old nemesis Argentina.
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