NFF Crisis: FIFA Sets September 8 Deadline for Nigeria

The world football governing body, FIFA, has set Monday, September 8 as deadline for Nigeria’s football administration to work according to set down statutes or be suspended from international football.

A FIFA letter sent to the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said, “Following the decision by the FIFA Emergency Committee, FIFA today, September 3, 2014, we have sent a letter to the Nigeria Football Federation confirming that the NFF will be suspended with immediate effect should there still be persons claiming to have been elected to NFF positions on 26 August 2014 and occupying their offices on Monday, 8 September 2014.”

The FIFA decision follows events linked to the NFF general assembly held on August 26, 2014. FIFA said, “while the said general assembly was duly convened by the NFF Executive Committee to adopt a new roadmap leading to the NFF elections, some members proceeded to hold elections in the absence of the NFF President, who was being held by security forces for questioning.”




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