Just a few weeks after the ouster of the Super Eagles of Nigeria from AFCON qualifier campaign, Nigerians might have to deal with another issue from the Glass House.
A Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, nullified the election and Congress of September 2014 that brought Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick into office.
In the ruling, Justice Musa Haruna Kurya, sustained all the previous orders of the court, effectively making Ambassador Chris Giwa the recognized Head of the federation until the final determination of the suit.
The Federation reacted swiftly and stated on its website that an appeal has been filed for a stay of execution and to maintain the status quo.
Chris Giwa is trending! See some reactions…..
Chris Giwa or not, the only loser here is Nigerian football. We've fallen too low.
— Attamah Ifeanyi (@fybloom) April 8, 2016
Everybody that is associated with administering football in this country deserves to be sent to prison.#NFF | Chris Giwa
— K. H. A. L. E. B. (@k4334b) April 8, 2016
Should the court be justified in it’s ruling, is it appropriate in the world of football as slated by the governing body FIFA?
Return of Chris Giwa!
.@TheNFF to file for a stay of execution
FIFA prohibits the use of law court for the resolution of football matters.
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) April 8, 2016