Nigeria risk wrath of FIFA over leadership row (Punch)

Nigeria risk wrath of FIFA over leadership row (Punch)

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

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