Lumumba: Why it’s difficult for Pinnick to subdue Giwa
A former NFF presidential aspirant, Lumumba Dah Adeh has said the crisis in Nigerian football will not end unless the position of the factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Giwa is recognised.
In April, a Jos High Court had ordered for the removal of Pinnick as NFF president for Giwa to take over the leadership of the football house but the court decision is yet to be implemented.
Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, the former member of the House of Representative said the only way to solve the crisis is for everybody to return to the status quo.
He said it is a known fact that an election was held in Abuja where Giwa was elected as NFF president but the election that produced Pinnick in Warri was done in contravention of the laws of the land.
Lumumba therefore said since the court declared the Warri election null and void and nobody is challenging the mandate that Giwa received in Abuja, it means a president of the NFF was elected in Abuja and should be so recognised.
Meanwhile the Giwa faction of the NFF yesterday announced the appointments of Salisu Yusuf as the Chief coach of the Super Eagles.
Salisu will be assisted by Amakapabor Imama, while Ike Shorunmu will serve as the goal keeper trainer. Former Super Eagles midfielder, Emeka Ezeugo has been appointed as the team coordinator while Former FCT SWAN Chairman, Victor Ireole will serve as the team media officer.