The Nigerian football federation has finally muzzled troublemaker, Chris Giwa. Giwa and his supporters were today handed a 5 year ban from the NFF disciplinary committee.
This means Giwa and his factional board will not be taking part in any football related activity for the next 5 years.
According to a statement issued by the committee, Giwa and his croonies namely Johnson Effiong, Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama and Sani Fema were found guilty among other things of impersonating the NFF.The statement read;
“That Christopher Giwa, Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong are found guilty of Illegally representing the NFF in breach of Art. 40 of the NFF Statutes, when they without due authorization and mandate purported to contract a Law Firm, Messrs Leslie Cohen & Associates of Illovo Law Chambers, 4 Fricker Road, Ground Floor, South Africa in the name of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and refused to pay for services whereby the said Messrs Leslie Cohen & Associates commenced proceedings against the NFF for the sum of $100000 being legal fees for professional services rendered in the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg, ”
Giwa was laying claim to being the legally elected President of the NFF instead of Amaju Pinnick, the current president of the federation who emerged victorious in the September 30 elections in Warri.