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FIFA confirm Nigeria escape ban after FG affirms Pinnick as NFF president

FIFA confirm Nigeria escape ban after FG affirms Pinnick as NFF president

- FIFA have cancelled plans to ban Nigeria after the federal government recognized Amaju Pinnick as the NFF president

- The world football body had threatened to ban the country following government interference in its administration

- Pinnick's election has been heavily contested by Chris Giwa who took the case to a court in Jos

World football governing body FIFA have confirmed that Nigeria will no longer be banned after meeting the requirements set by the global body.

The west African country were threatened to be banned if the government continued to intervene in the administration of football in the country.

If Nigeria was banned, they will not be able to participate in any football related activity acorss the globe.

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However, FIFA have come out to clear the Nigeria of the ban, but insisted that they will continue to monitor the situation concerning the country.

"Following the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council of 13 August 2018 concerning the Nigeria Football Federation, FIFA received confirmations that the legitimate leadership of the NFF under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi has been given back effective control of the NFF and its offices.

"In view of these circumstances, FIFA deems that the conditions set by the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council have now been met and consequently the suspension of the NFF will not take effect.

"FIFA will continue to closely monitor the situation in order to ensure that FIFA’s rules and regulations are fully adhered to."

PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan Zone' earlier reported that Nigeria may have avoided FIFA hammer following the federal government's intervention in the leadership tussle involving Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa.

FIFA had threatened to ban the NFF from all football related acticities over the government's inteference in the day-to-day running of the body.

The leadership of Amaju Pinnick had been taken to court by aggrieved Chris Giwa, claiming the election that brought the former Delta State FA chairman to the seat was illegal.

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