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FIFA SUSPENDS NIGERIA WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

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Following its emergency meeting on Wednesday 9th July, FIFA has suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect over allegation of “government interference”.

The football governing body waited 24 hours after its earlier issued Tuesday deadline over the the illegal dissolution of the Aminu Maigari-led NFF board, Goal.com reports.

After Nigeria lost to France in the Round of 16, a court order forced the sports minister to place a senior civil servant in charge of the NFF owing to counter allegations.

Due to the suspension, no Nigerian team including club sides, can compete with other nations, even in friendly matches. Until the situation is resolved, Nigeria will not participate in any regional, continental or international competitions.