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16 January 2018 11:43 (South Africa)

President withdraws Nigerian soccer team from international competition

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has banned the Super Eagles from international competition for two years, following their dismal performance at the World Cup. According to a presidential advisor, this is to allow Nigeria "to reorganise its football". Fifa has not yet commented on the decision, although it does not take kindly to government interference in soccer, so expect it to make a statement soon. Read more: Goal.com

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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