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Published On: Mon, Jan 19th, 2015

Pinnick did not attend CAS hearing-NFF

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By Albert Akota

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied a report in a section of the media that its President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick was in Laussane, Switzerland last week to testify in a case before the respected Court of Arbitration for Sports by some football stakeholders led by Ambassador Chris Giwa.

“Our attention has been drawn to a report that the NFF President, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and Ambassador Chris Giwa testified before the Court of Arbitration for Sports in a case brought by Ambassador Giwa and few others.

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, has been on CAF duty in Equatorial Guinea, and that was made known to the public. He was nowhere near Lausanne where the hearing took place.

“It is also important to let the public know that the said case was instituted by Ambassador Giwa and Mr. Yahaya Adams, claiming to represent NFF, against the world governing body, FIFA.

The NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu was in Lausanne to give evidence on behalf of FIFA, to prove clearly that there was no election on 26th August, 2014 as claimed by the plaintiffs,” a statement signed by Barrister Musa Amadu said.


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