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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:50 pm 
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by Staff Reporter
Tuesday Feb 07, 2017. 12:14

World football governing body FIFA have handed a worldwide extension to the ban of Chris Giwa and four other officials who have been involved in a leadership tussle with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The other officials are Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong.

In May 2016, the NFF first banned Giwa, owner of one-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club Giwa FC, and the other officials after they sought redress from a civil court over a leadership tussle and this is against the NFF statutes.

Nigeria were severally threatened by a FIFA ban as a result of this leadership tussle.

Giwa claimed he was duly elected NFF president in August 2014 and asked the court to overturn the elections of September 2014, which produced Amaju Pinnick as NFF boss.

This five-year sanction was later extended by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

“In accordance with art. 136ff of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the five-year ban from taking part in any kind of football-related activity imposed on the five officials to have worldwide effect,” according to a statement by FIFA today.

IMHO, this a very good move thatch deter those who wish, in the future, to follow Giwa's intransigent strategy. I had written months ago that this is a possibility. See link below:

The difficulties of statistical thinking describes a puzzling limitation of our mind: our excessive confidence in what we believe we know, and our apparent inability to acknowledge the full extent of our ignorance and the uncertainty of the world we live in. We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events -- Daniel Kahneman (2011), Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
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