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Court Sacks Amaju Pinnick as NFF President

According to Premium Times, a Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State has sacked the Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick.

The Court also ordered Chris Giwa to resume office as president of the football federation.

The duo of Adama Yahaya and Obinna Ogba had approached the court to re-list the suit against Pinnick which they withdrew after the intervention of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Before the court ruling, many Nigerians had demanded the resignation of Pinnick from office who blamed him for the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the AFCON 2017, same way they missed out on the 2015 edition.

Pinnick had played down on the resignation calls, describing them as unnecessary.

It is yet to be seen how the world football governing body, FIFA, will react to the new twist in Nigerian football.

FIFA opposes football matters being taken to civil courts.