Nigeria escapes FIFA ban, recognizes Pinnick

Cyril Okonkwo, Abuja


Nigeria has escaped FIFA’s ban over the crisis in the football federation with the recognition of the Amaju Pinnick-led board.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande gave the indication on his Twitter handle @akandeoj on Monday.

Akande twitted: “The Federal Government has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognizing Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as the current & only NFF Exco.
“Government will also continue to work with all relevant stakeholders involved to resolve dispute in a timely manner. FG is upholding NFF treaty obligations to FIFA.”

World football governing body, FIFA, had threatened to ban Nigeria if the crisis in the Nigerian Football Federation was not resolved, giving Monday, August 20, as deadline.