Lu­mumba: Why it’s dif­fi­cult for Pin­nick to sub­due Giwa

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua

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.

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