Maigari: FIFA queries Nigeria again

NFF President, Aminu Maigari

Maigari was impeached by members of the board of the NFF on July 24.

A few weeks after it lifted its suspension on Nigeria, the world football governing body, FIFA, has queried the country’s football administration again.

In a letter dated August 4, addressed to the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Musa Amadu, FIFA asked Nigeria to explain the reasons behind the impeachment of Aminu Maigari as president of the NFF

FIFA asked for details of the agenda and amendment of the executive board meeting that led to Maigari’s impeachment. It also asked if Maigari was given the chance to defend himself in the process.

Maigari was impeached by members of the board of the NFF on July 24.

The world football governing body also stated in the letter that the dismissal of any executive committee member was the prerogative of the NFF Congress/General Assembly and not the board of the NFF.

FIFA said it was concerned that despite lifting the suspension on Nigeria, the situation in the country’s football administration has become “so inextricable”.

The NFF’s response to the query would determine if the country would be suspended again by FIFA.

As part of the crisis in the NFF, the board of the federation on Thursday announced the suspension of two of its members, including Chris Green, the head of the technical committee. Both men are believed to be loyalists of Maigari.

Fresh elections to the executive committee of the NFF are scheduled to be held on August 26.

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