Embattled Nigeria Football Federation President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has tendered his resignation as boss of the NFF, Complete Sports has gathered from a source close to Maigari’s camp.
In a letter dated 12th August, Maigari, who was recently impeached by the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation said that he was embarking a two-week leave which will terminate on 26 August, incidentally same day the election into the board of the Glass House will hold.
The NFF board, Complete Sports further gathered has accepted Maigari’s decision to step down.
The board has equally communicated the latest development to the Federation of International Football, FIFA.
“Alhaji Maigari has decided to step down as the NFF boss. A lot has happened in recent times and he feels he should leave the stage”, informs a source in Maigari’s camp.
“Maigari meant well for the game in Nigeria but for the sake of Nigerian football, he had to take this decision.
“Surely he will continue to be a big fan of the game and is willing to serve his fatherland in whatever capacity, be it in football matters or otherwise,” a close source to the Katsina-born administrator stated.
Following Nigeria’s campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Maigari was subsequently detained on arrival from Brazil by men of the State Security Service for alleged financial misappropriation of the Federation’s funds.
The world football governing body, FIFA temporarily suspended Nigeria from international football with a warning to ban the country on a longer term if the litigation instituted against Maigari was not overturned by a Jos High Court.
The FIFA suspension has since been reversed.