NFF Drama Part 2: Controversy at the Glass House

• NFF in disarray after controversial elective congress
• NFF scribe Musa Amadu refuses to play any part despite pressure
• Chris Giwa picked to lead Nigerian FA

Having insisted on a Tuesday, August 26, 2014, elective congress into the board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) executive committee, sports minister Tammy Danagogo and electoral committee chairman Amoni Biambo eventually conducted the controversial congress at the Chida Hotel in Abuja .

Not more than three state FA chairmen were present at the elective congress, which originally was planned for a general assembly before it was botched.

Nigeria Football Federation.
Nigeria Football Federation.
Same time NFF president Aminu Maigari and two other top officials were being quizzed by the Directorate of State Service (DSS).


Danagogo, in his opening speech, confirmed that his office was responsible for an earlier controversial resignation notice of Maigari, which was among the headlines in the local media on Tuesday.

NFF general secretary Musa Amadu, who was taken away from the DSS office so as to supervise the elective congress, refused to be part of the irregular occasion only to face prejudice and subsequently, stormed out of the hall.

Shehu Adamu and Mike Umeh followed Amadu in leaving the premise.

However, Chris Giwa, owner of Nigeria Premier League side Giwa FC, was selected as the new president of the NFF with Obinna Ogba named his vice.


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