The Nigeria Football Federation has threatened to expel Kano Pillars FC from the ongoing 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League campaign.
This development came against the backdrop of a court injunction restraining the Kano FA board led by Sharif Rabi’u Inuwa Ahlan from parading as the custodians of football in the state.
In a letter dated 19th of December, 2019 and signed by NFF General Secretary, Dr. Sunusi Muhammad, the apex football governing body in the country gave 7 days ultimatum for aggrieved members to withdraw court case against the FA or football in the State face its wrath which includes axing all Kano based teams from participating in tournaments organised by the NFF with Kano Pillars FC in the NPFL inclusive.
Consequently, the letter added article 69 of the NFF statutes, 2010, provides NFF, its members, players, match officials and players agent will not take any dispute to Ordinary Court unless specifically provided for in these statutes and Fifa regulations. Any disagreement shall be submitted to Fifa , Caf , Wafu and NFF.
On Wednesday, a High Court sitting in Kano presided by justice Usman Na’Abba nullified the re- election of the Kano FA executive after one Salisu Rabi’u filed a suit challenging the current FA board led by Sharif Rabi’u Inuwa.