Niger Flag Displayed Instead of Nigerian Flag during World Cup Opening Ceremony

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at 04:21 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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Oops!

A major faux pas occurred at the world cup opening ceremony, which took place yesterday. When Nigeria was called, Niger’s flag was displayed.

Some viewers commented on the incident via twitter:
The Nigeria Football Federation says it bears no grudge against FIFA or the 2014 World Cup Local Organising Committee for the error.

If they called Nigeria and they raised Niger’s flag, it’s not a matter I can address from here. People that were there saw it and I know they will talk to FIFA about it. LOC and FIFA made an honest mistake.

I know they (FIFA and the 2014 World Cup LOC) will apologise for their mistakes and that should be the end of the matter,” said Musa Amadu, Secretary-General of the NFF.

Published at: 04:21 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
Author: Giwa bayo
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christianity at 04:35 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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Meaning dat they have forgotten dat the colour of the zoo is always  green.dem try,even some of the leaders dont even know the flag colour of dat geographical expresion.
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osarobo62 at 04:39 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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it reflects that boko haram from Niger have overrun Nigeria.
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beneno at 04:41 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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beneno at 04:43 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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make super eagles play well win the cup ni matter no be flag  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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sucre4u at 04:48 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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Hmmm na wa o, hw can african gaint n most populous country b mistaken 4 niger? Anyway hope dat dos nt bring us bad luck!
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osamabinladin at 04:53 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
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dareper at 04:53 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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It mean the name "nigeria" has expired. And the whole world know it plus fifa. Up biafra!!!
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angesco at 05:02 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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Mistakes can be made  anywhere.

However it is painful that because both country's have a similar spelling we got mixed up!

It is also laughable that the green- white-green flag of the GIANT OF AGRICA is not recognised as belonging to NIGERIA.

This also shows us that FIFA has not got much faith that we will do well.

Well it is now up to the GREEN EAGLES to show the world the green-white'green flag belongs to NIGERIA by WINNING the 2014 WORLD CUP!
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cocoeni at 05:31 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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gmarley at 06:04 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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craps
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okuboye at 06:04 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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Ω̴̴̩̩̩̥̩a̶̲̥̅̊ dat one be your problem
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dafemoclassi at 06:11 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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*** MEANS...ENOUGH IS OUR OLD FASHION FLAG- GREEN WHITE GREEN- MAYBE THIS IS A SIGN OF  BETTER CHANGE...POSSIBLY WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1ST 2014.,.... FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD CHANGE THIS OLD FASHION FLAG...TO A UNIQUE SYMBOL WHICH CAN BRING FORTUNE TO THE NATION...WE ARE TIRED OF CORRUPTION, VIOLENCE , BLOODSHED, RITUALISM , TERRORISM,   QUICK MONEY SYNDROME, INSECURITY...ETC***
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nnamdidominic at 06:26 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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that's to show you that the zoo called Nigeria has Expired
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nnamdidominic at 06:32 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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that's to show you that the zoo called Nigeria has Expired
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nnamdidominic at 06:34 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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that's to show you that the zoo called Nigeria has Expired
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HOPEA23 at 07:18 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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For the people calling nigeria zoo..una don crazy...no respect again abi...e nor matter whether the country bad but u still have to respect it....follow this example, Muslim bad but the people still respect their religion no mattet how bad it is...

Anyway, mistake can be make at anything time day or whatever. .but that doesn't mean they shouldn't beg for forgiveness tho ...the main case now is for nigeria to win bring the cup home...

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dickman2 at 07:35 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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kenosas at 07:50 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: beneno on 04:43 PM, 13/06/2014
make super eagles play well win the cup ni matter no be flag  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes

no guy,this is were negligence start from,a flag of a nation symbolize vital role to a nation,they ve to address this issue very well even b4 niaja 1st leg,we are the green white green.
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raybenzino at 09:01 PM, 13/06/2014 (4 years ago)
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Too bad
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