Confederation of African Football, CAF, has slammed a five-year ban on embattled Chris Giwa and four of his disciples, thereby confirming and extending the same five-year ban placed on them by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
In the letter which was dated May 27th 2016, signed by CAF’s Secretary -General, Hicham El Amrani and copied to NFF’s President Amaju Pinnick, the ban forbids them from all football related activities for 5 years. The four others affected by the continental ban are Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong.
The letter read:
RE- CONVEYANCE OF SANCTIONS BY NFF DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS EXTENSION AT THE CONTINENTAL LEVEL
Following your previous correspondence dated May 16th and subsequent exchanges, CAF has well noted the decision of the NFF’s Disciplinary Committee dated May 12th placing five(5) year ban from all football related activities for the following people.
1. Christopher Giwa
2. Muazu Suleyman
3. Yahaya Adama
4. Sani Fema
5. Johnson Effiong
Following receipt of the documentation and details on the case, CAF hereby confirms the extension of such sanctions at the continental level. Please accept, dear President, our most sincere regards.
CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE FOOTBALL
Hicham El Amrani
In April, Chris Giwa got a ruling from a high court in Jos nullifying Amaju Pinnick’s election as NFF President and also asking that he, Giwa, take over the glass house as the new NFF President. But later, the high court in Jos came out to deny the claims made by Giwa insisting that at no time did the court mention Amaju Pinnick’s name.
In a bid to step into and resolve the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation, the House of Representatives had last week ordered its Committee on Sports to summon the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung and officials of the NFF.