Giwa warns against NFF congress
The factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Giwa, has restated his warning against an elective congress on Thursday in Abuja, insisting the elections had already taken place with him emerging as president of the federation.
“It has come to the notice of the Nigeria Football Federation that some persons are spreading information to the effect that there is a Congress of NFF taking place on Thursday, 4th September, 2014. This is absolutely untrue,” africanFootball.com quoted Giwa as saying in a statement issued by NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire.
“If there would be any NFF Congress of any nature, the notice for such would come from the NFF Secretariat. I am aware the NFF Secretariat has not issued such notice.”
Giwa also dismissed reports that officials from world football governing body FIFA and the Confederation of African Football would be in Nigeria to witness the Congress.
“There are no persons coming from FIFA or CAF, and there is no elective Congress because the elections had already been conducted,” he said.
“This is to advise all the chairmen and secretaries of the State Football Associations and those of NFF’s affiliate bodies to disregard the notice.
“We also urge the general public not to go anywhere near the venue of the gathering.”