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15 December 2017 02:31 (South Africa)

Fifa suspends Nigerian Football Federation

  • 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.

On Monday world governing football body Fifa suspended the Nigerian Football Federation, owing to state interference in that country's football administration. The suspension means that the country will not be allowed to compete in any international, continental or regional competition. The condition will be lifted only when Fifa is satisfied that the Nigerian government has stopped meddling in football affairs, whenever that may be. Read more: Reuters, via TimesLive, Kickoff

  • 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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