Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation has denied a report
in a section of the media that its President, Amaju Pinnick was in Laussane,
Switzerland last week to testify in a case before the respected Court of
Arbitration for Sports (CAS) by some football stakeholders led by Ambassador
“Our attention has been drawn to a report that the NFF
President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and Chris Giwa testified before the Court of
Arbitration for Sports in a case brought by Giwa and few others,” a statement
signed by NFF General Secretary Musa Amadu said.
“Ordinarily, there would have been no need to react to this
report, but we feel it is important to put the facts straight. The President of
Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has been on CAF duty in Equatorial
Guinea, and that was made known to the public. He was nowhere near Lausanne
where the hearing took place.
“It is also important to let the public know that the said
case was instituted by Ambassador Giwa and Yahaya Adams, claiming to represent
NFF, against the world governing body, FIFA.
“The NFF General Secretary, Amadu was in Lausanne to give
evidence on behalf of FIFA, to prove clearly that there was no election on 26th
August, 2014 as claimed by the plaintiffs.” For
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