FIFA Suspends Nigeria From Footballing Activities For Government Interference

Date: 09-07-2014 10:15 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 9-07-2014 10:15 PM (7 years ago)
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Nigeria has been suspended from all international football related activities by FIFA due to government interference.

Following its emergency meeting today Wednesday, FIFA has suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect over allegation of “government interference”.

The football governing body waited 24 hours after its earlier issued Tuesday deadline over the the illegal dissolution of the Aminu Maigari-led NFF board.

After Nigeria lost to France in the Round of 16, a court order forced the sports minister to place a senior civil servant in charge of the NFF owing to counter allegations.

Due to the suspension, no Nigerian team including club sides, can compete with other nations, even in friendly matches. Until the situation is resolved, Nigeria will not participate in any regional, continental or international competitions.

“The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, July 9, 2014, to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, on account of government interference.

The decision follows a letter sent by FIFA to the NFF on July 4, 2014, in which it exprexpressed its great concern after the NFF was served with court proceedings and consequently an order preventing the president of the NFF, the NFF Executive Committee members and the NFF Congress from running the affairs of Nigerian football was granted by a High Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The said court order compelled the Nigerian Minister of Sports to appoint a senior member of the civil service to manage the NFF until the matter was heard in court, without giving any date for such a hearing.

The authorities then appointed a person who decided to convene an extraordinary general assembly on 5 July 2014. This extraordinary general assembly was convened in violation of the NFF statutes.

Originally, an elective congress had been planned by the NFF to take place on August 26, 2014.

The suspension will be lifted once the court actions have been withdrawn and the properly elected NFF Executive Committee, the NFF general assembly and the NFF administration are able to work without any interference in their affairs.” read the statement on FIFA’s official website.


This new development means Nigeria will not participate in FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.


Posted: at 9-07-2014 10:15 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Sophobaby at 9-07-2014 10:57 PM (7 years ago)
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Ooooooooooh my God!see Moses?u wan break my baby's head?(Mikel).i luv u guys.up Eagles!as 4 d Fifa ban,wetin concern a bird wif toothbrush?pls d fifa should allow our giant Chics to participate naa or dey kukuma bring back our girls biko.(sad)
Posted: at 9-07-2014 10:57 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- osarobo62 at 9-07-2014 11:00 PM (7 years ago)
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FIFA  is now playing  God around  the world.
Posted: at 9-07-2014 11:00 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- odprince at 9-07-2014 11:18 PM (7 years ago)
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FIFA IS A FOOLISH AND CORRUPT BODY,WHY SHOULD FIFA  INTERFERE INTO OUR PROBLEM?WHAT CONCERN FIFA WITH NFF CHAIRMAN?WELL,I WILL LIKE ALL THE AFRICANS TO STOP ANYTHING WITH FIAF AND START THERE OWN....THE WHITE HAVE CHEATED AFRICANS SO MUCH....HOW LONG WILL AFRICANS REMAIN FOOL IN THE HAND OF THE WHITE PEOPLE???AFRICA HAVE TO GO THERE OWN WAY...
Posted: at 9-07-2014 11:18 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 9-07-2014 11:39 PM (7 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 9-07-2014 11:39 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 9-07-2014 11:52 PM (7 years ago)
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Nonsense!!!! Abeg we r d african champions,we shud get pardon!!! football is our pride
Posted: at 9-07-2014 11:52 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 10-07-2014 07:34 AM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 10-07-2014 07:34 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Nicksam at 10-07-2014 09:15 AM (7 years ago)
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JEJEJEJEJEJEJEJEJE PASSING
Posted: at 10-07-2014 09:15 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- okilo101 at 10-07-2014 09:57 AM (7 years ago)
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Gud...FIFA is serving as a checkmate...b4 our naija politicians go turn d tin in2 politics (PDP n APC)tinz
Posted: at 10-07-2014 09:57 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Freshlycrazy at 10-07-2014 10:08 AM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: okilo101 on 10-07-2014 09:57 AM
Gud...FIFA is serving as a checkmate...b4 our naija politicians go turn d tin in2 politics (PDP n APC)tinz

they r doin it 4 NFF good
Posted: at 10-07-2014 10:08 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ngfineface at 10-07-2014 11:05 AM (7 years ago)
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Abeg wetin Mikel put under hin Knicker Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 10-07-2014 11:05 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- fidel2luvgi at 10-07-2014 01:28 PM (7 years ago)
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No be small thing
Posted: at 10-07-2014 01:28 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Y-ON at 10-07-2014 02:30 PM (7 years ago)
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dats very good and I wish the United Nation fit sanction them too for bad governing.
Posted: at 10-07-2014 02:30 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- p4490758 at 10-07-2014 03:41 PM (7 years ago)
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Na wa oo, See gbege oo... Abge turn off the light I wan sleep joor..
Posted: at 10-07-2014 03:41 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 10-07-2014 05:21 PM (7 years ago)
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Pls ooooo
Posted: at 10-07-2014 05:21 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- gmarley at 10-07-2014 08:05 PM (7 years ago)
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Posted: at 10-07-2014 08:05 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 11-07-2014 01:41 AM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on  9-07-2014 11:00 PM
FIFA  is now playing  God around  the world.
Oga ….. …there are rules governing member nations
Nigeria may have violated these rules and regulations.

I am sorry to say that we are not disciplined as a nation to obey simple law and order.

Posted: at 11-07-2014 01:41 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 11-07-2014 01:45 AM (7 years ago)
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Which means Nigeria will not be represented in the fort coming FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
….. …starting August 5 - August 24, 2014.

That’s unfortunate these girls and will be a very big disappointment.
I am sure they were looking forward to this competition as I was.

Posted: at 11-07-2014 01:45 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 11-07-2014 01:49 AM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: Y-ON on 10-07-2014 02:30 PM
dats very good and I wish the United Nation fit sanction them too for bad governing.
Agreed....  ...this is the second time of being suspended in a few years.
Posted: at 11-07-2014 01:49 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- elchymo at 26-08-2015 10:26 AM (6 years ago)
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Good. E don too much
Posted: at 26-08-2015 10:26 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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