The crisis that has rocked Nigerian football occasioned by the sacking of the Aminu Maigari led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board has taken another twist as a major sponsor of the team has suspended its co-operation with Nigeria.
Sports Wear giants, Adidas, has suspended it’s involvement with Nigeria with immediate effect and has also expressed displeasure with the furore pervading the Nigerian Federation.
Supersport.com have gathered that Adidas, who have been kitting Nigerian national teams for about a decade now, are also towing the line of Fifa, who have given Nigeria a Tuesday deadline to revert the decision or be suspended from all football activities.
Last week, a court injunction in Jos, Nigeria asked the NFF to step aside, while the Sports Ministry appointed Lawrence Katken to serve as the Sole Administrator while new elections are conducted.
A few days later, an extra ordinary emergency congress sat in Abuja and “unanimously endorsed” the removal of the NFF executive committee.
It also terminated the employment of the football federation’s management staff.
Maigari was also accused of high-handedness as members expressed their displeasure at what transpired during the World Cup as players sat out training to demand for their appearance fees.
An electoral committee has also been set up ahead of elections into the NFF board.
The NFF has a raft of sponsors that includes Adidas, Guinness , Peak Milk among others and it is left to see if they will tow the same line with the German Sportswear firm, as the FIFA Tuesday deadline looms.