Nigeria Suspended From FIFA On Account Of 'Government Interference'
Nigeria has been suspended from FIFA due to government interference, the governing body announced on Wednesday. FIFA's Emergency Committee took the decision with immediate effect. The decision comes after a letter sent by FIFA to the Nigeria Football Federation on Friday in which it expressed its concern after the NFF was served with court proceedings and, consequently, an order preventing the president of the NFF, the NFF exec committee members and the NFF Congress from running the affairs of Nigerian football. The suspension will be lifted once the court actions have been withdrawn and the properly elected NFF exec committee, the NFF general assembly and the NFF administration are able to work without any interference in their affairs (FIFA).