Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Super Eagles back in FIFA's good graces
July 6th, 2010 12:11AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[NIGERIA] It took less than a week for the Nigerian government to back down on its decision to dissolve the Super Eagles, the national soccer team.

President Goodluck Jonathan was so fed up with the national team after its quick exit from the World Cup -- losses to Argentina and Greece and tie with South Korea -- that he fired the leadership of the Nigerian Football Federation and prohibited all national teams from playing for two years.

But such a move was a clear violation of FIFA's rules that prohibit governmental interference in soccer matters.

On Monday, Jonathan backtracked, lifting the two-year ban after the Nigerian federation issued an "unreserved apology" for the Eagles' "dismal performance" at the World Cup and announced plans to "address numerous shortcomings evident in the management" of Nigerian soccer.



0 comments
  1. Kenneth Barr
    commented on: July 6, 2010 at 7:36 a.m.
    Goodluck? Maybe Mr. President needs a name change.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Giovinco aces two free kicks    
Sebastian Giovinco's hat trick in Toronto FC's 4-1 win over D.C United included two free-kick golazos, ...
NASL Rewind: Omar Bravo scores on debut    
Former Mexican World Cup striker Omar Bravo scored in his debut for the Carolina RailHawks in ...
MLS Talking Points: 'Hatred' seeps into New York derby    
The intensity of the Hudson River Derby took on a new level, rising with the midday ...
U.S. Abroad: More bad luck for Garza    
Greg Garza, who missed most of last season with a hip injury, suffered more bad back ...
MLS Talking Points: Sounders feel the heat    
The Seattle Sounders hit bottom Sunday in the oppressive Midwest heat when they fell to Sporting ...
Video Pick: Solo golazo by Andrey Arshavin    
The 35-year Russian star Andrey Arshavin, who played for Arsenal in 2009-2013, now plies his trade ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"We won the game. That's what you do in soccer games. We were on the road ...
What They're Saying: Patrick Vieira    
"The comment from Jesse during the week had a massive impact on the referees. And of ...
What They're Saying: Alejandro Bedoya    
"Just watched that performance by Seattle vs KC. Still remember them telling me my value & ...
MLS Moves: Former U-20 star Steffen joins Crew    
Zack Steffen, who starred for the USA at the 2015 Under-20 World Cup, signed with the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives