NFF crisis: FG recognises Pinnick, informs FIFA

August 20th, 2018

By Chesa Chesa

The Federal Government has announced its recognition of the Amaju Pinnick-led executive as the authentic leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

This comes before the 12 pm deadline given by world football governing body, FIFA, for the resolution of the leadership tussle in the NFF or face sanctions.

Laolu Akande, Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said in a tweet on Monday that the government had already informed FIFA of the decision.

According to Akande’s Twitter handle: “The FG has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognizing Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as the current & only NFF Exco.

“Govt will also continue to work with all relevant stakeholders involved to resolve dispute in a timely manner. FG is upholding NFF treaty obligations to FIFA.”

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