FIFA has finally voiced his opinion on current happenings in Nigerian football as it’s President, Gianni Infantino says the world football ruling body recognises only Amaju Pinnick as president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and will not accept any outside interference in NFF’s affairs.
Infantino said this while responding to questions at a press conference in Moscow today, “The situation is very clear. Pinnick was duly elected some years ago, and FIFA is aware of all this.
“It is also clear to all within the family that there can be no interference in the running of the national federations by any party, especially those outside the football family.
“So, Pinnick is the President of NFF for FIFA, because he is the one elected,’’ he said.
Pinnick’s contender for the presidential seat, Chris Giwa has clearly stated he obtained a Jos court order to take over the running of affairs at the NFF in compliance with a Supreme Court order.
The court had directed all parties involved in the matter to return to the lower courts for another look at the case against NFF’s Sept. 30, 2014 elections in Warri.
Giwa had insisted that his earlier election on July 24, 2014 in Abuja should stand, while Pinnick’s election in Warri took place