The protracted legal battle between the two factions of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Chris Giwa and Pinnick Amaju respectively will come to an end on Monday as the country’s apex court, the Supreme Court has fixed the day for the final verdict.
Counsels to both parties submitted their defence last week after the matter had suffered two adjournments.
Giwa and his board members approached the Supreme Court to set aside the verdict of the Appeal Court after they had won at the High Court, claiming that the mandate given to them at the Chida Hotel, Abuja by the congress of the NFF in August 2013 was sacrosanct.
They also insist that the Warri election that brought in the Amaju group was held in defiance of a High Court order while asking the Supreme Court to uphold the Chida Hotel election as the defendants cannot gain from disobedience of court.
But the defendants have held on tenaciously to FIFA statutes telling the Supreme Court in their submission that football matters must not be adjudicated in the ordinary court, insisting that the plaintiffs have been banned by the global football-ruling body.
The ruling by the apex court on Monday will finally put to rest the lingering crisis that has been on for the past three years.