*Did they not say Giwa lost at the Supreme Court?
Abuja-based sports consultant, Dr Ben Kingsley, has described as laughable and malicious the report making the round that danger looms for the Super Eagles as the Supreme Court gets set to rule on the leadership tussle rocking the Nigeria Football Federation between Ambassador Chris Giwa and Amaju Pinnick.
It was reported in some dailies over the weekend that FIFA ban might be looming if the country’s apex court rule against the Amaju Pinnick board and this will affect the Super Eagles qualification for the 2018 world cup.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Dr Kingsley said he was not surprised with the false alarm that the Amaju Pinnick board is already putting out to misinform Nigerians because of the anticipated Supreme Court ruling.
“Nigerians cannot be fooled again by the Pinnick-board to start threatening us with FIFA ban. Let me remind Nigerians that is this not the same board that has been going around telling people that Giwa has already lost at the Supreme Court? Where is their propaganda machine? They are out just to misinform sports loving Nigerians on the true state of the case at the apex court.
Why are they now panicking if truly Giwa has lost at the Supreme Court? It must also be stated here that the issue of always using the name of FIFA to scare Nigerians when people unlawfully occupy Nigeria Football cannot hold waters any longer.
We were all in this country when the apex court in Egypt sacked the Egyptian FA board and FIFA did not ban Egypt, we were all also in this country when the Argentinean FA was dragged to court and FIFA did not ban Argentina from participating at the Copa America tournament, we can’t be fooled again”