World
football ruling body, FIFA have received a deadline of noon on Tuesday, Swiss
time to respond to a letter written to them by the Court of Arbitration for
Sports, CAS.
A
person who should know, told naijafootball247.com that the Chris Giwa led
faction in the Nigerian football crisis petitioned CAS in what they termed FIFA
interference in an internal Federation matter.
“I
can confirm to you that we petitioned CAS on Friday and they in turn wrote to
FIFA yesterday giving them until noon Swiss time to respond.”
Naijafootball247.com
also understands that the Court of Arbitration for Sports have also written to
the Confederation of African Football, CAF and the South African Football
Association, SAFA to ensure Wednesday’s AFCON 2015 qualifier holds without hitches.

Asked why the letter to FIFA was not available to the press, the source said

“We are not under any obligation to make the letter public. CAS write to FIFA and copied us as the plaintiffs so its our prerogative what we do with our copy as showing it to the press would be akin to playing to the gallery.”
FIFA
had last week written to warn Chris Giwa and his group to vacate the NFF
Secretariat and allow the General Secretary, Musa Amadu work without hindrance.
A
deadline of 8am Monday was given and as expected, Amadu settled into the office
while nobody from the Giwa faction turned up at the NFF Secretariat.
The
Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) is said to have in the letter ordered
status quo ante in the NFF leadership tussle pending determination of the case
filed by Obinna Ogba, Yahaya Adams and five other state Football Association
chairmen.

They
had petitioned that FIFA was unduly interfering in the internal running of
football in Nigeria. 

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