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Sports Minister to meet with Pinnick, Giwa January 20

11 January 2016, 18:11Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung is to meet with the president of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick and Chairman of Giwa FC, Chris Giwa on January 20 2016 in a bid to finally resolve the tussle over the leadership of the federation.

Giwa has been aggrieved after losing the 2014 NFF Presidential election to Pinnick.

Also read: Crisis as Chris Giwa challenges Amaju Pinnick’s election again

In a statement made available by Special Assistant to the Minister Nneka Anibeze, Dalung again appealed to the two groups for calm.

"After a comprehensive study of submissions from both sides, I have fixed January 20, 2016 to meet with the leaders of the two groups to resolve the issue.

“In the light of the above, the leaders of the two warring groups are hereby advised to refrain from acts capable of jeopardizing the peace process. They should therefore maintain calm while the issue is being resolved. All should note that any act contrary to my appeal will continue to tarnish the image and Integrity of the country and further scare would- be investors from our sports."

The Chris Giwa led group had announced that they will resume at the Glass House on January 12 in a renewed claim to the leadership of the NFF. The seat of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation is currently being occupied by Amaju Pinnick.

The meeting will commence by 8 pm.

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