World soccer ruling body, FIFA has written to the Nigeria Football Federation to put its house in order or risk a heavy sanction which may include an outright ban following the crisis that has engulfed the football house over the weekend.
FIFA wrote in a letter addressed to Amaju Pinnick, the embattled NFF boss on Monday that Article 13 and 17 of FIFA are clear that there should not be interference whatsoever with the running of football in the country.
While reacting to the ruling of the Jos High Court, which sacked the Pinnick’s led board on Friday, FIFA’s acting Secretary General, Markus Kathner wrote: “All members associations have to manage their affairs independently and with no influence from a third party. The decision of the Federal High Court in Jos if implemented would amount to interference and the case would be brought to the highest authority of the FIFA for consideration for sanctions, including the suspension of NFF.”
Read the FIFA letter below:
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