Friday, July 18, 2014

FIFA LIFTS BAN IMPOSED ON Nigeria's Football Federation.

FIFA has lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on 9 July 2014 on account of external interference.

The World football governing body ordered ban after a court sacked the Aminu Maigari-led NFF Executive Committee and barred them from overseeing the affairs of Nigerian football.

In a statement released on Friday, the NFF stated that: “FIFA has noted that the court proceedings and order preventing the president of the NFF, the NFF Executive Committee members and the NFF Congress from running the affairs of Nigerian football that prompted the suspension was withdrawn.
As statutory order has been reinstated at the NFF and the legitimate bodies reinstalled, FIFA has decided to lift the suspension as of today, Friday, 18, 2014
The liftin of the suspension means that all rights of the NFF as FIFA members as defined in Article 12 of the FIFA Statues are reinstated.