NFF: DSS officials throw Giwa out of office on Buhari’s orders, Pinnick to take over

Set-imposed leader of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Chris Giwa has been thrown out of the Glass House on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Men of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the NFF secretariat on Monday, July 23 to eject Giwa and his staff on the orders from ‘above’.

Pulse Sports understand that it was Buhari who gave the orders.

Mohammed Sanusi play Sanusi has been allowed tas the (Twitter/Colin Udoh)

Hours later, the DSS led Mohammed Sanusi, the Secretary-General of the NFF to his office where he resumed his duties as head of the football federation secretariat in Nigeria.

President of the NFF Amaju Pinnick is expected to resume his office when he returns from Rabat, Morocco where he attended a CAF meeting.

Amaju Pinnick and Ahmad Ahmad play Pinnick is currently in Morocco for a CAF meeting (Twitter/CAF)

FIFA ban

The NFF headquarters descended into chaos on Monday, July 2 when Giwa, backed by the Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung assumed office as the substantive president of the NFF.

Dalung directed the NFF to comply with a Supreme Court judgement that overturned the election of NFF president Pinnick.

These events drew the ire of FIFA who threatened to ban Nigeria.


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