The World’s Football governing body, FIFA, has failed to recognise Chris Giwa as the new president of the Nigerian Football Federation and has given him till midnight on Monday to vacate the seat.
In a letter signed by the Secretary-General of FIFA, Jerome Valcke and addressed to NFF scribe, Musa Amadu said the failure of Giwa to heed the directive will attract a suspension, which puts the Super Eagles clash with Congo in next Saturday’s AFCON 2015 qualifying match in Calabar under risk.
The letter reads: “We understand from the sequence of events that the general assembly duly convened by the NFF Executive Committee could not start as planned because some NFF members, including the president, were being held by security forces for questioning.
“Finally, we have learnt that the persons who claim to have been duly elected during the so-called ‘elective general assembly’ have come to the NFF offices claiming to be the legitimate president and members of the NFF. It also appears the Ministry of Sports has recognised them.
“As a consequence, we will not recognise the outcome of the above mentioned elections and should there still be persons claiming to have been elected and occupying the NFF offices at midnight Monday 1 September 2014, we will bring the case to the appropriate Fifa body for sanctions, which may include suspension of the NFF.”
The other faction of the NFF has proposed September 4 for its election.