NFF slams 5-year ban on Chris Giwa, others

Chris Giwa
Chris Giwa

Chris Giwa and four members of his factional board have been banned for five years, which stops them from taking part in any football related activity.

They were banned by the NFF Disciplinary Committee

The ban on Giwa and his group was part of decisions arrived at after the disciplinary committee of the NFF concluded their meeting on Thursday, in Abuja.

According to the statement issued by the committee, Giwa and the quartet of Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong were found guilty among other things of impersonating the NFF.

“That Christopher Giwa, Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong are found guilty of Illegally representing the NFF in breach of Art. 40 of the NFF Statutes, when they without due authorization and mandate purported to contract a Law Firm, Messrs Leslie Cohen & Associates of Illovo Law Chambers, 4 Fricker Road, Ground Floor, South Africa in the name of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and refused to pay for services whereby the said Messrs Leslie Cohen & Associates commenced proceedings against the NFF for the sum of $100000 being legal fees for professional services rendered in the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg, ”one of the allegations against Giwa and his group read.

Giwa is laying claim to being the legally elected NFF President instead of the sitting president, Amaju Pinnick, who emerged from the September 30 elections in Warri.

Giwa as well as his group were also found guilty in breach of the general rules of conduct as contained in Art. 13 of the FIFA Code of Ethics when he invaded the premises of the Nigeria Football Federation and falsely presented himself as President of the NFF on 6th May, 2016.

Giwa is laying claim to being the legally elected NFF President instead of the sitting president, Amaju Pinnick, who emerged from the September 30 elections in Warri.



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