NFF congress agrees to ‘re-open electoral process’


The Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Congress on Thursday in Benin gave some concessions as part of steps towards reconciling warring parties in the Nigerian football family by would re-opening the electoral process to accommodate members of other football groups.

The faction, which Pinnick leads as President, after an Extra-ordinary General Assembly, agreed to accommodate some lof the demands by members of the Chris Giwa-led faction of the NFF Congress.

This means the electoral calendar, which would have terminated with the 2018 NFF Elections holding in Katsina on Sept. 30, will be adjusted.

The Pinnick-led Congress also gave room for Chris Giwa’s football club, Giwa FC of Jos which has been suspended from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), to return to competition.

The Congress also appealed to the National Assembly to fast-track action on the passage of the NFF Bill.

However, a lot of the demands were predicated on the Giwa group withdrawing all court cases and affirming the members’ belief in football laws.