Fifa Set To Clamp Down on Nigerian Football

Fifa have handed Nigeria and Ghana stern warnings to fix their issues or they risk being hit with suspensions.

The tussle for power in the Nigeria Football Federation is still ongoing with Chris Giwa and Amaju Pinnick factions yet to settle their differences – a consequence which led to the delay in resumption of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

According to Fifa, Pinnick is the legitimate head of the NFF following his triumph in the election held on 30 September 2014, hence, Giwa must stay off before August 20, 2018.

Failure to abide by the directive would see the country banned from all footballing activities.

However, Nigeria U20 women who have progressed to the last eight of the U20 Women’s World Cup will be allowed to carry on provided they make the semi-final.

“Two decisions of the Bureau of the Fifa Council in relation to undue influence in the affairs of the Nigeria Football Federation and the Ghana Football Association have been notified on 13 August 2018,” read a statement from Fifa.

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