FIFA Upholds Ban on Giwa & 4 Others

FIFA has today announced that it has upheld the five-year ban earlier imposed on Chris Giwa, Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong by the Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The implication is that the ban will now have a worldwide effect. Similarly, CAF had last

Now that FIFA has dissolved its Anti-Racism Task Force

  The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has come under a lot of criticism lately, due to its decision to dissolve its Anti-Racism Task Force. The decision has been described as “shameful”, “a betrayal”, etc. by anti-racism campaigners, football stakeholders, players and even people associated with the task force. The

Understanding FIFA’s ‘No Court’ Rule

The ‘Giwa vs. Pinnick’ battle for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Presidency has resumed and resurrecting with it is an order of the Federal High Court, Jos Division, which set aside the NFF election of 30th September, 2014 that brought the Amaju Pinnick-led board into office. On 11th April, 2016,

Russia, Racism and 2018 Hosting Rights

The anti-racism campaign was rocked recently when fans of Russian club, Locomotiv Moscow acted in what was widely regarded as a racist manner. At a match, played shortly after Nigeria’s Peter Odemwingie was sold to West Brom of England, the Locomotiv fans displayed a large banner on which was inscribed