FIFA deliver verdict on ban of Nigeria
FIFA has confirmed that Nigeria will not be banned, following the intervention of the federal government.
In a statement released on it’s website, FIFA confirmed that they will not go ahead with the ban, but that they “will continue to closely monitor the situation”.
“Following the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council of 13 August 2018 concerning the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), FIFA received confirmations that the legitimate leadership of the NFF under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi has been given back effective control of the NFF and its offices.
“In view of these circumstances, FIFA deems that the conditions set by the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council have now been met and consequently the suspension of the NFF will not take effect.
“FIFA will continue to closely monitor the situation in order to ensure that FIFA’s rules and regulations are fully adhered to.”
Earlier today, Laolu Akande, the media aide to vice president Yemi Osinbajo, revealed that the FG had contacted the world football governing body.
In their correspondence, they told FIFA that Amaju Pinnick was the recognized president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).