Nigeria’s government on Monday ordered the country’s football association to comply with a court ruling about its leadership, a move that may open up a new confrontation with FIFA.
The sports ministry directed the Nigeria Football Federation to comply with a Supreme Court judgment that overturned the election of NFF president Amaju Pinnick. The court also recognised Chris Giwa as head of the NFF.
“This is a court order,” Sports Minister Solomon Dalung’s spokesman Nneka Anibeze said in a statement. Read more