The National Association of Nigerian Footballers has warned world football governing body, FIFA as well as Confederation of African Football (CAF) to steer clear of the elections into Nigeria Football Federation board.
In a statement signed by its president, Harrison Jalla, the NANF is initiating contempt proceeding against every and any participant of the purported election including supervising or monitoring officials from FIFA and CAF while describing the elections as an exercise in futility.
It will be recalled that the Players Union had challenged the elections in the Federal High Court Abuja in suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/999/2018 on the basis of the Supreme Court judgement in suit number SC:731/2016 and the pendency in suit number FHC/J/CS/77/2014 of the Federal High Court, Jos.
‘Those who think they can hijack Nigeria Football by manipulating the Federal government using the instrumentality of FIFA, so they can continue the looting of our football treasury should be ready for a long and protracted legal battle.
“The NANF shall test the might of FIFA this time by first pressing contempt charges against its delegation to the purported election in Nigeria.
The NFF Electoral Committee put in place by the NFF Congress at the 2017 Annual General Assembly in Jos, which is headed by Mr Muhammed Sani Katu, will conduct the September 20 elections in Katsina.
The committee has already cleared incumbent Amaju Pinnick, former Nigeria international and one –time NFF Secretary General Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF President Aminu Maigari and Chinedu Okoye to contest for the Presidency.