Factional NFF Boss, Chris Giwa Attempts Takeover of NFF HQ, Arrested by Police

The contest for the leadership of Nigerian football continued on Friday as Ambassador Chris Giwa and his faction took over the NFF headquarters in Abuja, reports.

This happened after a bailiff had served a court judgment from the Federal High Court Jos on the general secretary of the federation.

Giwa walked into the Zone 7 premises of the NFF around 4pm despite the presence of a police van that was meant to keep him and his faction out.

He spent about 30 minutes in the building and was granting interviews to media as well as trying to take charge of administrative duties before a detachment of policemen asked him to leave.

He was escorted by policemen who led him to the Divisional Headquarters, Wuse Zone 3.

The problems in the NFF reappeared on April 8 when a Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, ordered that the administration of Amaju Pinnick vacate the NFF in favour of Giwa who is to take charge temporarily.

However, sports minister Solomon Dalung had pitched his tent with the Pinnick group who claimed to have filed a stay of execution of the judgment.

The minister had then placed the police on alert to block the take over the Glass House by the Giwa faction.

Fifa had in a letter threatened to ban the NFF from all international engagements if the court injunction was carried out.

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