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NFF denies CAS meeting

19 January 2015, 18:31Israel Ojoko

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 Chris Giwa.

“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.”

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