By Chineze Ogugua
Nigeria is now on the brink of a FIFA ban after the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State failed to deliver judgement on the four-year-old case between Chris Giwa and Amaju Pinnick yesterday but rather adjourned it to the 25th of September.
Pinnick, who has been in office since 2014 when he was appointed, had filed two motions through his lawyer, Festus Keyamo challenging the Supreme Court’s judgement which gave Giwa the mandate two weeks ago.
However, both sets of lawyers failed to agree on certain processes which prompted Justice Musa Kurye to adjourn the case.
By this new development, Giwa will continue to be at the helm of affairs at the Glass house which will further increase Nigeria’s chances of a two-year ban.
Giwa is not recognised by FIFA as he is serving a ban. He also lost the case with Pinnick at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which is the highest adjudicator in sporting matters.
If a ban is placed on Nigeria, the Super Eagles would not be able to play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles in September, neither will the other national teams and Enyimba, take part in any qualifier or tournament.
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