Nigeria Escapes FIFA Ban As Giwa Withdraws Court Case

Self-styled president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Giwa, has withdrawn his legal suit against the football federation, saving the nation from a FIFA ban.
The NFF had up to noon on Friday, to sort out the crisis in the Glass House or be suspended from every international competition and association until May 2015 at least.
According to reports, Giwa withdrew the case in the Federal High Court in Jos, Plateau State, based on a directive from President Goodluck Jonathan.
Sources claim that Jonathan held a meeting with the Amaji Pinnick-led board on Wednesday night in Abuja and expressed his embarrassment over the crisis that has engulfed the NFF. He ordered Pinnick to reach a compromise with the Giwa faction and look for solutions.
Giwa reportedly gave two conditions for him to withdraw the case. First, he asked for the NFF Committee to be dissolved and reconstituted to accommodate him.
Both sides are believed to have reached some form of agreement and Giwa submitted 10 names to be put on all Boards of the NFF.
The second condition was for Stephen Keshi to be reinstated as Super Eagles coach. Although this suggestion was met wit resistance, the Pinnick-led board eventually conceded.

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