Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Super Eagles back in FIFA's good graces
July 6th, 2010 12:11AM

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
Funniest Coach Clip of the Year     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Far too often we see grown men wearing fancy suits throwing ...
Top two in East square off    
[MLS Week 24: Three Games to Watch] A week after Real Salt Lake beat Seattle, 2-1, ...
Tim Leiweke's five biggest MLS moves    
[MAKING A LIST] Tim Leiweke will go down as the man who made MLS think big. ...
Chivas USA sends Rosales to 'Caps for Reo-Coker    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Mauro Rosales is on the move again. After only nine months with Chivas USA, ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up, so it's time to make plans for your ...
Johnson assists on Europa League winner    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Fabian Johnson made his competitive debut with Borussia Moenchengladbach, serving up the winning goal ...
The Whistle adds KickTV to offerings    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The Whistle Sports Network, which launched on YouTube in January, has reached ...
Tim Howard will take year off from national team    
[USA MEN] Ahead of Jurgen Klinsmann's first roster announcement since the World Cup, star goalkeeper Tim ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I don't think I can say what he said without being fined, but there were some ...
Irving steps down as Wilmington head coach    
[USL PRO] David Irving, the face of the Wilmington Hammerheads for 15 years, is stepping down ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives