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FIFA challenge puts Nigerian soccer in jeopardy
AFP, October 4th, 2010 6:51PM

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Nigeria's foreign-based stars were expected to assemble on Monday for a training camp in Abuja to prepare for their African Cup of Nations qualifier at Guinea, but as things stand now, the match won't be played. Nigeria has been suspended from all international activity by FIFA because of governmental interference. It's not the first time Nigerian soccer has been in hot water with FIFA.

This time, the suspension stems from a variety of problems. A Nigerian court recently declared null and void Nigeria Football Federation elections, while the Minister of Sports and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Bio, called a meeting at which it was decided that four teams relegated from the Nigeria Premier League will be allowed to continue playing at the top level.

"FIFA approved the elections and they have always kicked against government interference. So, why should Nigeria be a different case," FIFA-licensed agent Bertrand Ekenwa said. "Nigerian football has been put in jeopardy because of a selfish few. It's only a madman that will think of challenging FIFA."

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