Nigeria Football Federation Glass House sealed by police following Pinnick/Giwa tussle

The Abuja headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was sealed by men of the police following the tussle between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa.

A Jos High Court on Friday, April 8 sacked  Pinnick as president of the NFF while faction head Giwa was ruled as the new boss of the federation.

Giwa has always claimed that the September, 2014 election which put Pinnick in office was faulty but his case has been ruled out by FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

The NFF responded to the court ruling by filing an appeal, a motion to vacate the order and a motion for a stay-of-execution against the judgement of the Jos High Court.

The appeal filed on the same day means the status quo remains, meaning Pinnick remains NFF President pending determination of suit.

Despite the appeal by the NFF leadership, Giwa still insisted that he will be resuming at the NFF headquarters on Monday, April 11 as boss of the federation in accordance with the Jos High Court ruling.

Chris Giwa Chris Giwa

 In anticipation for some act of violence at the Glass on Monday, April 11, Pulse Sports learnt that staff of the NFF were turned back by uniformed men at the entrance in the morning.

Offices of the NFF and the Federal Road Safety Commission are in the complex but only the staff of the latter are being allowed in after proper identification.

The General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi and other staff who reported for work were allowed inside.

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