President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has accused Chris Giwa and his group of trying to make sure the countr...
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has accused Chris Giwa and his group of trying to make sure the country do not qualify for the 2018 World Cup after they proved a major distraction for Nigeria not to qualify for next year’s AFCON.
Giwa has for the past two years laid claim to the leadership of the NFF and on Friday he forced his way into the office of the football federation, claiming he has a court order to take over the NFF.
Pinnick has now hit out at Giwa, saying he and his group aim to sabotage Nigeria’s quest to qualify for a sixth World Cup.
“Giwa is a major distraction and their main aim, from A to Z, is to ensure Nigeria do not qualify for the next World Cup after we promised Nigerians we will,” Pinnick said at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. “It’s a shame!”
The draw for the qualifying tournament for the World Cup will be staged on June 24 in Cairo, Egypt. The qualifiers begin in October and will run till November 2017.