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Thursday, 17 July 2014

FIFA Lifts Ban On Nigeria


The crisis that has rocked the Nigeria Football Federation since the Aminu Maigari-led board was sacked on July 6 is to be resolved today in line with FIFA’s deadline for suspension lifting.
FIFAThe development is as a result of the vacation of a suit in High Court Jos, which had earlier granted restraining order against Maigari’s board thus preventing him and his board from administering Nigerian football.FIFA demanded for the withdrawal of the case as well as the reinstatement of the Maigari-led board of the NFF as conditions before lifting the suspension placed on the country since last week.Nigeria was lucky to have the world football governing body extend the deadline for compliance to today due to the judicial workers strike which prevented the court to sit on the earlier fixed July 15.The Amos Adamu-led lobby team sent to FIFA by sports minister Dr. Tammy Danagogo to intimate FIFA on issues that necessitated Maigari’s removal returned to the country yesterday and has submitted its report, which hasn’t been made public.The latest development has saved Nigeria bid to participate in the U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as the male African U-17 Championship qualifier this weekend.Maigari and his board will resume their duties today and continue their normal functions until next month’s elections when they could be sacked through the ballot, in line with FIFA’s statuses.
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