World football governing body FIFA has asked for a situation report on Nigeria following the leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
Old wounds were reopened this week when Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, insisted on the enforcement of a court order in Jos which replaced Amaju Pinnick with Chris Giwa as NFF president.
Pinnick responded by referring to the order as ‘null and void’, insisting he remained substantive boss of the Glass House as Giwa had been trumped at the Court of Arbitration or Sports, CAS.
But Giwa, backed by heavily armed policemen took control of the Glass House this week to leave the country’s game on a precipice.
In a letter dated July 4, FIFA said it wished to have an update on the latest leadership crisis that has rocked Nigeria football not later than today (Friday, July 6).
The Pinnick group earlier this week sought at the Federal High Court in Jos to get the order that returned Giwa to the Glass House set aside.
They failed to obtain the order and the case has now been adjourned till Tuesday.
Observers fear a Fifa ban looms on Nigeria following what could be termed ‘interference’ by government in the administration of the game.