The Amaju Pinnick-led NFF and the Chris Giwa – led group will once again, converge at the chambers of the House of Representatives, as they meet with the House Committee on Sports.
Both warring parties had met the committee last Thursday, with a view to ending the crisis that has bedeviled Nigerian football over who the rightful president of the NFF is, and ended up expressing confidence they can reach a compromise to end the crisis.
The Giwa group however stormed the NFF offices the following day, which cause a mild drama as some members of staff tried to prevent them from accessing the premises, with Giwa claiming to have been issued a writ of execution by the federal high court, Jos, something that has been strongly disputed by the Pinnick group.
It remains unclear what resolutions would be reached today as both groups meet with the committee, but the almost two-year crisis that seemed to be nearing its end last Thursday has now been exacerbated.
The problems began in 2014, when the Giwa group claimed to have been elected as the new board of the Nigeria Football Federation on August 26. The election was hotly disputed, especially by members of the NFF congress, who felt they weren’t present and so didn’t vote the Giwa board in.
The congress then fixed a new date for an elective congress, but not before the Giwa group secured an injunction to stop the process.
The elective congress went ahead on September 30, which then threw Pinnick up as the new NFF president.
Both groups have been involved in a legal tussle ever since, with either camp claiming to be the authentic body elected to run the affairs of the country’s football.