FIFA Backs Amaju Pinnick, president to meet with Sepp Blatter

FIFA on Wednesday confirmed the status of Amaju Pinnick as NFF president. Both Presidents to meet later

It seems this time around that Nigerian Football will suffer no woes at the hands of FIFA with the emergence of diversionary decisions by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFFElections Appeals Committee.

A letter from the majority of the Elections Appeals Committee upheld the Spetember 30 congress which brought in president, Amaju Pinnick but the chairman of the committee, Barrister Okey Ajunwa released a contrary report, nullifying the decision of the members

The NFF sent a letter of the decision of the Electoral Appeals Committee validating Amaju Pinnick as president to FIFA and the World body on Wednesday replied, affirming the incumbency of the former Delta State Sports commissioner

In a letter sent via email to the General Secretary of the NFF, Musa Amadu and copied to CAF, FIFA wrote

‘’We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 8 December 2014 including details of the ruling of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Eletoral Appeals Committee.

‘’We note the majority decision of the Electoral Appeals Committee to uphold in their entirety, result of the NFF Elective Congress held in Warri on 30 September 2014.

‘’We are therefore pleased to be able to start working with the new office-bearers by the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick. We will contact you in the coming days to organise an introductory meeting between Mr Pinnick and the FIFA President in Zurich.’’

With the latest confirmation from FIFA, Nigeria can look to running its football matters without interference by any report or appeal.


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