FIFA Extends Timeline For Verdict On NFF Crisis Till October 31

The world football governing body, FIFA, has handed Nigeria October 31, 2014 as a timeline to resolve the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation or risk a lengthy ban from all football related activities.

Secretary General of FIFA, Jerome Valcke, in a letter addressed to Amaju Pinnick, who was duly elected as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the September 30 elections in Warri, Delta State, stated that FIFA extended the timeline from yesterday, as an opportunity for the country to avoid a lengthy ban.

The statement read in part: “This gives Nigerian football a last opportunity to avoid a lengthy suspension. We inform you that if by Friday 31 October 2014 at midday Nigerian time we have not received proof that the case (the Jos Federal High Court ruling that sacked the Pinnick led NFF board) has been definitively withdrawn from court and that the board elected on 30 September 2014 is able to carry out its activities without any hindrance, we will refer the case to the FIFA Emergency Committee for implementation of the suspension.”



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