NFF sponsors threaten to pull out if they don't resolve leadership issue

Sponsors of the NFF want the current administrative issues resolved immediately.

The NFF have been at war since the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup as two parties are currently claiming the presidential post of the body.

Amaju Pinnick who has been in charge since his election 2014 has been embattled with a legal tussle for his post by contestant Chris Giwa who the Supreme court has ruled in favour.

The case has been adjourned by the federal high court which has .

The Sponsors have however come out to give their stance on the issue given their support for the federation they have issued a 14-day ultimatum in a statement by Ndiana Matthew on Wednesday, July 18.

Part of the statement reads, “The persisting situation makes it difficult for us, as a law-abiding entity, to operate responsibly within the demands placed on us.

”Accordingly, we are constrained to indicate that unless these issues are resolved satisfactorily in the manner dictated by the requirements of the world governing body FIFA within fourteen (14) days hereof, we will deem ourselves compelled to reconsider our position with respect to participation in the various arrangements in which we are involved.

“AITEO lends its voice to that of many well-meaning Nigerians to call for the quick and decisive resolution of the current issues especially as future campaigns for glory in the African Nations Cup are imminent.

“Indisputably, certainty and stability with the leadership of the NFF remain pertinent to sponsors like us to continue to commit to the growth of Nigerian football in the manner that we have done.”

FIFA President and reiterated that the governing body will not hesitate to place a ban on the country if after warning the ongoing administrative issues are not resolved.

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