Giwa set to return to NFF today


Factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation Chris Giwa will still resume office today, despite being whisked away by the police last Friday, according to a member of his board, Sani Fema.

Giwa was at the Glass House on Friday with some of his board members but was taking away by some policemen to an unknown location, believed to be the police headquarters.

But Fema is insisting they will resume work today at the Glass House, stating that they will try to take a look at some other issues around Nigerian football.

“We will be at the office on Monday,” said Fema. “We will try to take a look at some of the issues on Nigerian football but we will surely resume at the Glass House.”

There has been a lingering legal battle between the Giwa-led NFF and the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF, with a Jos High Court re-listing its judgment from 2014, which declared the September 30, 2014 elections which brought about Pinnick as the NFF president null and void, thereby recognizing the August 26, 2014 elections which brought Giwa in as the NFF president.

Meanwhile, sports minister Solomon Dalung has set up a reconciliatory committee which aims to restore peace in the country’s football.