Breaking News: Giwa steps down as NFF President •Crisis has ended, says Federation’s chief scribe

Posted by News Express | 8 September 2014 | 4,089 times

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General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Musa Amadu has declared the crisis that has rocked football in the country has come to an end.

The declaration came as Mr. Chris Giwa has given up his claim as the federation’s president in a move that coincides with a deadline set by FIFA.

FIFA had set a deadline of Monday for him to vacate office, with a threat of sanctioning Nigeria if the deadline was not met.

A suspension could have led to Nigeria missing Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in South Africa and it would have led to disqualification from the tournament billed for Morocco in January 2015.

Amadu declared the crisis over when he resumed work at his office in Abuja today after a week’s absence.

“It has been a trying period two months for all of us, but we have come to the end of this crisis,” Amadu told reporters,” he was quoted as saying by

“Nigerian football is far more important than any one of us. Let us put everything behind us.

“We have to now do the right thing in order to move our football forward.

“We will soon have an extra-ordinary assembly to set a date for elections for the new executive committee. This will be at the shortest possible time, not beyond September 25.”

The NFF had earlier set September 25 as the tentative date for the elective congress. Reinstated NFF President Aminu Maigari, will preside over both the extra-ordinary general assembly and elective congress.

•Photo shows NFF General Secretary Musa Ahmadu.

Source: News Express

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