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Dalung insists Chris Giwa remain president of the NFF

Dalung insists Chris Giwa remain president of the NFF

- Solomon Dalung insists Chris Giwa will remain NFF president

- The sports minister says the Supreme Court judgement remains valid

- Nigeria risk being banned by FIFA following statement made by Infantino

Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has insisted that Chris Giwa who was declared by the Supreme Court judgment made on April 27, 2018, remains the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

FIFA president Gianni Infantino during the World Cup said that Nigeria risk being banned as the world football governing body only recognises Amaju Pinnick as the president of the NFF.

“If any external body thinks that they can change the situation, then of course Nigeria will risk being banned as it has happened with other countries because we have processes that need to be respected. It’s a very clearcut and simple case. We have made this very clear,” Infantino said during Russia 2018.

Dalung insists Chris Giwa remain president of the NFF

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung says the ministry will obey the Supreme Court ruling.

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However, Dalung told NAN in Abuja Giwa remains president as the ministry will let the judgement and the rule of law stand.

“FIFA has not written me that they recognise one person over the other and you know government does not operate on rumour, government is administration.

“The leadership in NFF, I think is very categorical. The Federal High court in Jos has ruled orders. I, as a co-defendant, was served with the order, ordering me to recognise Giwa as the president.

“That is the order against me and I have done that, the order to the Inspector General of police is that he should go and put Giwa in office.

“The Attorney-General of the Federation has done his job. So we are living under the rule of law and we are following the rule.”

Pinnick who was at the World Cup in official capacity is expected to return into the country this week and what will happen next remains uncertain.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Gianni Infantino has branded Amaju Pinnick as the only recognised head of the Nigeria Football Federation.

The world football governing body's boss further stated that the country will be banned from all football related acticivities should he (Pinnick) be removed by any civil court ruling.

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