Aminu Maigari. Photo:
Aminu Maigari. Photo:

Security operatives in Abuja have reportedly arrested the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Aminu Maigari and the Secretary-General. The arrest opens a new vista in the internal crises rocking Nigerian football administration.

The President, who a faction of the NFF insists resigned his position, and the Secretary-General were meant to appear at the ongoing general assembly of the NFF.

The crises was responsible for the most recent ban imposed on Nigeria by FIFA, which insists on what it calls ‘non-interference’ from the government of member countries in the affairs of the football federation.

The crises has also affected the Nigerian Senior national team, The Super Eagles, who are effectively left without a coach and the feuding NFF have found it very difficult to conclude on the new contract with the world cup coach Steven Keshi.

The crises also appear to be deepening and analysts believe that the FIFA hammer may be swung again, something that may be for the best.


Source: Sahara Reporters