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NFF summons Chris Giwa, others

13 April 2016, 18:50Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has summoned Chris Giwa before its Disciplinary Committee for ‘bringing the country’s football to disrepute’.

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.

Also read: FIFA issues Nigeria warning

“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.

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