IFA has issued fresh threats to suspend the Nigeria and Ghana football federations over government interference.
Nigeria will face the wrath of FIFA unless “The Nigeria Football Federation offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick”, a FIFA statement warned.
Nigeria put itself on a collision course with the world football’s governing body in July when the Minister of sports, Solomon Dalung directed the NFF to comply with a court order to topple Pinnick’s election and recognise Chris Giwa as its head. The long-running quarrel over who is in charge of the NFF dates back to 2014.
FIFA announced that the ban would only be lifted once Pinnick has confirmed that NFF is back under his effective control.
FIFA statutes state that member states should “Manage their affairs independently with no influence from third parties”.