The crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation recently has taken a new twist as the Federal High Court sitting in Jos has sacked the Amaju Pinnick-led board and ordered Ambassador Chris Giwa to resume office as president.
Amaju Pinnic-lead who has been scold by Sports minister of NFF received a blow in his heart as he was sacked and someone replaced him immediately.
A top NFF source who pleaded anonymity confirmed the news to NAIJ.com Sports “I can confirm to you that a high court in Jos has sacked Amaju Pinnick. He and his board members are expected to vacate the office with immediate effect,” he said. With the Super Eagles’ failure in their quest to reach the 2017 African Cup of Nations, there had been calls from different quarters for Pinnick to resign his position. The embattled NFF president immediately reacted to the claims saying those calling for his resignation are very unfair to him. He said: “I have heard calls by some persons asking me to resign but that is very unfair knowing the achievements this board has recorded during my tenure. “We won the Africa Women’s Championship in Namibia, the FIFA U17 World Cup and we also qualified for almost all major competitions during this period. “I was elected by the congress with four-year tenure and it will be very unfair for anyone to ask for my resignation.” However, with the Federal High Court ruling today, April 8, Chris Giwa is expected to set-up a new board immediately.