Giwa is new NFF president amid crisis

In Nigeria - Posted on Wed 27th August 2014 9.23AM

Ambassador Chris Giwa, owner of Glo Premier League outfit Giwa FC of Jos, has emerged as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after a faction of the football ruling house congress elected him ahead of Mike Umeh in the polls.

The faction, who sat at the Chida International Hotel in Utako, went ahead with the election proper as against the notion that the congress was to sit and work out a new roadmap to usher in the elections for transparency sake.

However in a new twist, the pro-Aminu Maigari faction met later on despite a bevy of plain-clothes policemen around the Bentley Hotel venue, dissolved the NFF executive committee and the congress nominated AC Ladan, EC Chukwuemeka and Isaac Ayodele to assist in the running of the Secretariat pending elections.

This is coming on the heels of the arrest of Maigari, Musa Amadu and Chris Gree earlier in the morning which threw the congress into doubt, as the state FA chairmen insisted Maigari be released before any legitimate congress take place.

The state FA chairmen, who were defiant in their protest for the release of Maigari, were also accosted by security operatives as they made their way to the DSS offices in Abuja.


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