Monday, October 4, 2010

Fifa issues world ban to Nigeria

Nigerian footballer Yussuf Ayila
Nigeria failed to win a game at the World Cup in South Africa

Fifa has suspended Nigeria from international competition because of government interference in the sport.

Fifa rules prohibit any government intervention with its members.

The decision was taken on Monday after several members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) were hauled before the law courts.

"The Fifa Emergency Committee decided suspend the NFF with immediate effect on account of government interference," Fifa said.

The decision to ban the country from international football leaves their weekend's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea in Conakry in doubt.

More to follow soon

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