FIFA has named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into the Nigeria Football Federation executive committee 2018-2022.
Mudege is FIFA’s Senior Manager for Development Programmes (Africa), while Piazza is a senior official in the FIFA President’s office.
A statement by NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, also said the Confederation of African Football designated a member of its Executive Committee, Mr Sita Sangare, as its observer to the big event.
It said this was communicated through a letter addressed to the NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi and signed by CAF Secretary General, Amr Fahmy.
Sangare, an Army Colonel, is also President of the Burkina Faso Football Federation.
Katsina town is already bubbling for the much –anticipated polls with the arrival on Monday of an advance team from the NFF Secretariat.
The NFF Electoral Committee put in place by the NFF Congress at the 2017 Annual General Assembly in Jos, which is headed by Mr Muhammed Sani Katu, will conduct the polls.
The committee has already cleared incumbent Amaju Pinnick, former Nigeria international and one –time NFF Secretary General Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF President Aminu Maigari and Chinedu Okoye to contest for the Presidency.