This would enable the reinstatement of the Aminu Maigari-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation and then ensure Fifa lifts its suspension of the country from international football.
“Mrs. [Ebiakpo] Baribote has agreed to withdraw the suit, but is asking for the 15-year ban on her husband to be lifted, and for him to be reinstated as second vice president of the NFF,” reports SL10.
“The suit will most likely be withdrawn on Monday, and Maigari and his board will be reinstated but that will not be the end. This move is only to comply with FIFA’s directive, and get the suspension lifted.”
Fifa has given Nigeria until Tuesday July 15 to reinstate Maigari’s board or face the consequences of staying in international football wilderness for a long time.
A prolonged ban will see Nigeria fail to participate in next month’s Women U20 World Cup finals in Canada as well as African qualifiers of the male U17 and U20 as well as derail the country’s hopes of qualifying for and defending its title at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.