Amuneke: Warring Factions Should Cease Fire For The Sake Of Nigerian Football

Published on: 11 July 2018

Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has advised Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa factions to reach a truce and end the imbroglio currently rocking the the Nigeria Football Federation for the sake of the sport in the county.

A Jos court on Tuesday failed to deliver judgement on the case between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa over who is the legimately elected president of the Nigeria Football Federation, a feud that has been unresolved for the past four years.

The case has been adjourned till September 25.

“We dont know why this issue is still persisting,” Amuneke told CSN.

“We have to put square pegs in square holes to move our football forward. It’s not easy going back and forth on court cases.

“This is unfair because its when we have little success we have this problem. I just hope we can change that and appease those aggrieved.”

The Nigeria Football Federation is now hoping to avoid a FIFA ban as it will stop Nigeria from playing their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles in September, while the Super Falcons, Falconets, other national teams and Enyimba, who are in the CAF Confederation Cup, would also be affected.