Lagos - Factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation Chris Giwa has withdrawn the court case against recognised NFF president Amaju Pinnick, Punch reports.
FIFA has given Nigeria till Friday to withdraw the case or face a lengthy ban.
Obinna Ogba and Yahaya Adamu of the Giwa-led faction had dragged the immediate past President of NFF, Aminu Maigari and the NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, to court seeking for orders to restrain Maigari (first defendant), the NFF (second defendant) and the 36 Football associations (third defendants) from conducting another election after the faction claimed that their principal was the duly elected president of the association.
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President Goodluck Jonathan was reported to have waded into the matter and ordered Giwa to withdraw the case for the sake of peace in the country’s football.
Nigeria now seems to have escaped the impending ban from FIFA.
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