For bringing the game of football in Nigeria into disrepute, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has summoned the proprietor of Giwa FC, Chris Giwa and four other members of his group to appear before the Disciplinary Board to defend themselves.
Others summoned are: Yahaya Adama, Muazu Suleiman, Sani Fema and Effiong Johnson.
In the same vein, for aiding and abetting Chris Giwa and his group, four other football personalities are to appear before the Ethics and Fair play Committee to defend themselves.
The communique issued at the end of the NFF extra-ordinary Congress held on Wednesday in Abuja and presided over by NFF President Amaju Pinnick, reads in part:
“For bringing Nigeria’s Football and Nigeria to ridicule, opprobrium and disrepute, and in clear contravention of the NFF statues and other extant Football laws by;
1 Committing infractions such as illegally contracting a law firm in South Africa in the name of the NFF and refusing to pay for the services up to a point where judgement was given against the NFF by the south African Court.
2. Seriously violating the statues, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, CAF, WAFU and NFF.
“The General Assembly noted the motion for suspension pursuant to Article 37 (1) but in the spirit of Article 37 (3) of the NFF Statues and in the interest of fair hearing, the following persons were referred to the NFF Disciplinary Board: Chris Giwa, Yahaya Adams, Muazu Suleiman, Sani Fema, Efiong Johnson to appear and defend themselves.
“For aiding and abetting the above gross misconduct, thus collectively contravening provisions of NFF, WAFU, CAF and FIFA Statues, the General Assembly referred the following persons to the NFF Committee on Ethics and Fair play: Rumson Baribote, Shehu Adamu, BenAgary and Jide Fashikun to appear and defend themselves.”