A Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State has sacked the Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick.
The Court has also ordered Chris Giwa to resume office as president of the football federation.
A statement from the court read “By the orders of the court today,the Minister of Sports is compelled to recognize the Mr Giwa led board of the NFF as the recognized board by law.The order also bars anybody from inteferring with the duties and functions of the NFF board under the leadership of Chris Giwa”.
Before the court ruling, many Nigerians had demanded the resignation of Pinnick from office who blamed him for the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the AFCON 2017, same way they missed out on the 2015 edition.
Pinnick had played down on the resignation calls, describing them as unnecessary.
It is yet to be seen how the world football governing body, FIFA, will react to the new twist in Nigerian football.