Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has summoned Chris
Giwa before its Disciplinary Committee for ‘bringing the country’s football to
NFF rose from its extra ordinary general assembly on Wednesday
to also summon Rumson Baribote, Shehu Adamu, Ben Agary and Jide Fashikun before
its Committee on Ethics and Fairplay.
A statement made available to News24 after the congress
reads in part: “For bringing Nigeria football and Nigeria to ridicule,
opprobrium and disrepute, and in clear contravention of the NFF statutes and
other extant football laws by committing infractions such as illegally
contracting a law firm in South Africa in the name of the NFF and refusing to
pay for the services up to a point where judgment was given against the NFF by
the South Africa Court; Seriously violating the Statutes, regulations,
directives and decisions of FIFA, CAF, WAFU, and NFF.
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“The General Assembly noted the motion for suspension
pursuant to Article 37 (1) but in the spirit of Article 37 (3) of the NFF
Statutes and in the interest of fair hearing the following persons were
referred to the NFF Disciplinary Board: Chris Giwa, Yahaya Adama, Muazu
Suleyman, Sani Fema and Effiong Johnson to appear and defend themselves.
“For aiding and abetting the above gross misconduct, thus
collectively contravening provisions of NFF, WAFU, CAF and FIFA Statutes, the
General Assembly referred the following persons to the NFF Committee on Ethics
and Fairplay: Rumson Baribote, Shehu Adamu, Ben Agary and Jide Fashikun to
appear and defend themselves.”
A Jos High Court recently ruled that Amaju Pinnick and his
board should vacate the administration of the NFF, while Giwa should resume as
the new president of the body. The sitting president, Pinnick had since
appealed the ruling.For
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