Sports House on fire: FIFA did not bring back Aminu Maigari as president - NFF insists

Acting President of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) Mike Umeh has debunked claims that Aminu Maigari has been restored as the president of federation.

World football governing body,FIFA wrote a letter to the NFF questioning the legality that ousted Maigari as president,adding that it was devoid of their statutes.

But Umeh maintained that the letter has been misinterpreted,insisting that Maigari has tendered his resignation letter.

“I want to use this opportunity to urge the media to refrain from misinterpreting the letter from FIFA. As a body, the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation has gone through the letter and noted the contents.

“We have noted, among others, the section in which FIFA talked about restoring the electoral committee and the electoral appeals committee, and the advice that we allow Alhaji Aminu Maigari to preside over the coming elective Congress of 26th August, 2014.

“We will sit down and deliberate on everything and will come out with our position. FIFA officials are themselves aware that Alhaji Maigari has resigned his position and it will be the discretion of the Executive Committee to now invite him to the elective Congress. An elective Congress is never really presided over by anyone.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, Alhaji Maigari tendered his resignation letter on 12th August, 2014.”