Nigeria Faces FIFA International Ban From Football After Government Interference

Date: 05-07-2014 7:52 am (7 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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African champions Nigeria risk an international ban due to government interference after a court sacked the football federation’s executive committee. Nigerian sports minister Tammy Danagogo on Thursday appointed Lawrence Katiken as sole administrator of the NFF.

The move comes in the wake of Nigeria’s Soccer World Cup campain which came to an end on Monday with defeat to France in the last 16. Danagogo acted after a high court in Plateau State granted an injunction stopping elected NFF president Aminu Maigari, his executive committee and the NFF congress from office.

This represents direct interference by government in football, which has in the past incurred worldwide bans handed down by FIFA. Nigeria were threatened with a FIFA ban in 2010 just after the Super Eagles crashed out of the 2010 World Cup hosted by South Africa.

This was as a result of the federal government’s decision to withdraw the country from all international competitions for two years and sack the NFF management.

The government also called for a corruption probe of the NFF. However, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will later rescind this decision for FIFA to spare the country.

But later in 2010, the FIFA hammer finally fell on the country when top Nigeria FA officials were dragged before a court.

The ban was only quashed when the court ruling was set aside. Nigeria reached the knockout stage of the World Cup in Brazil for only the third time in their history after 1994 and 1998. Last year, the country also won the Africa Cup of Nations as well as a fourth FIFA U17 World Cup.

Posted: at 5-07-2014 07:52 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- satsaver at 5-07-2014 08:04 AM (7 years ago)
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story story
Posted: at 5-07-2014 08:04 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mejex at 5-07-2014 08:26 AM (7 years ago)
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Fifa should go and sit down after all government finances NFF so they have the right to interfere if fifa ban Nigeria then Nigerian government should take them to court fifa is the one interfering in Nigerian state sovereignty
Posted: at 5-07-2014 08:26 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zednaijaman at 5-07-2014 08:28 AM (7 years ago)
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We don carry our dirty politics go wash for world market again. na all these PDP, APC, TRIBALPP rubbish de cause every wahala for we country.
Posted: at 5-07-2014 08:28 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- odprince at 5-07-2014 09:06 AM (7 years ago)
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if Nigeria interfering to Fifa or the Fifa interfering to Nigeria?i think it is time that Africans should stop going to World cup and ban Fifa in Africa,how can Europe provide more than 13 countries and Usa More than Countries and Africa that have over 66 countries will Provide just 5 Countries???Africans should ban Fifa,because we have taking Enough from them.how many countries are in Europe that provide 13 teams to world cup?but Africa is just five.
Posted: at 5-07-2014 09:06 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 5-07-2014 09:23 AM (7 years ago)
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Na wa o
Posted: at 5-07-2014 09:23 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 5-07-2014 10:58 AM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 5-07-2014 10:58 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Larry28 at 5-07-2014 12:14 PM (7 years ago)
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Posted: at 5-07-2014 12:14 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Freshlycrazy at 5-07-2014 12:36 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: mejex on  5-07-2014 08:26 AM
Fifa should go and sit down after all government finances NFF so they have the right to interfere if fifa ban Nigeria then Nigerian government should take them to court fifa is the one interfering in Nigerian state sovereignty
Posted: at 5-07-2014 12:36 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chicco77 at 5-07-2014 02:11 PM (7 years ago)
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Posted: at 5-07-2014 02:11 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 5-07-2014 02:41 PM (7 years ago)
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The headline got me scared..This is internal bullshit not FIFA ban on Nigeria
Posted: at 5-07-2014 02:41 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- okuboye at 5-07-2014 05:57 PM (7 years ago)
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ℓ̊ hate fifa
Posted: at 5-07-2014 05:57 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 5-07-2014 07:17 PM (7 years ago)
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There are rules and regulations to be followed by all member nations
…any country will be sanctioned if those rules are broken.
…why was Aminu Maigari arrested in the first place?
…the next thing Stephen Keshi and the players will be arrested.

Arbitrary decisions and arrests should not be condoned.
You can clean the house methodically or in an orderly fashion.
Posted: at 5-07-2014 07:17 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- schmit at 5-07-2014 10:17 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: odprince on  5-07-2014 09:06 AM
if Nigeria interfering to Fifa or the Fifa interfering to Nigeria?i think it is time that Africans should stop going to World cup and ban Fifa in Africa,how can Europe provide more than 13 countries and Usa More than Countries and Africa that have over 66 countries will Provide just 5 Countries???Africans should ban Fifa,because we have taking Enough from them.how many countries are in Europe that provide 13 teams to world cup?but Africa is just five.
seconded,  but I think it has to do with world ranking , the thing dey wonder me too, and d referees no dey help matters at all when it comes to Africans playing. God help black man
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- p4490758 at 6-07-2014 09:02 AM (7 years ago)
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We need steady light, good road, employment for the young fellows. Turn off the light I wan sleep joor!!!!
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- 2bify at 6-07-2014 10:20 AM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: odprince on  5-07-2014 09:06 AM
if Nigeria interfering to Fifa or the Fifa interfering to Nigeria?i think it is time that Africans should stop going to World cup and ban Fifa in Africa,how can Europe provide more than 13 countries and Usa More than Countries and Africa that have over 66 countries will Provide just 5 Countries???Africans should ban Fifa,because we have taking Enough from them.how many countries are in Europe that provide 13 teams to world cup?but Africa is just five.    you are on point my dear,  Fifa too dey use we Africans
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- osamabinladin at 6-07-2014 10:42 AM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 6-07-2014 10:42 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Nicksam at 6-07-2014 01:44 PM (7 years ago)
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NA THEM SABI
Posted: at 6-07-2014 01:44 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- nobleladyG at 6-07-2014 07:54 PM (7 years ago)
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FIFA sucks

Posted: at 6-07-2014 07:54 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- elchymo at 26-08-2015 11:43 AM (6 years ago)
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Alright
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