NICA seeks end to NFF crisis through arbitration

The Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators has called for an end to the leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation.

Amaju Pinnick, whose four-year tenure expires in September, is locked in a legal battle with Chris Giwa over the NFF leadership.

But the Registrar and the Chief Executive Officer of NICA, Shola Oshodi-John, said in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Friday on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the institute to train arbitrators in Osun State the crisis could be resolved through arbitration.

Oshodi-John said, “I understand that there is a multi-door court house in the making in Osun State so there is a need to train personnel that will function in the multi-door court house.

“What we are here to build is the capacity of Osun State indigenes so that when you have matters that are local here, you would not need to go outside the state to resolve them.

“The crisis in the NFF can be resolve through arbitration. In fact, that is the main way through which sports-related disorders are resolved. But the unfortunate thing in Nigeria is that we do the first thing last.”

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