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FIFA Gives Nigeria a Four-Day Ultimatum

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World soccer governing body FIFA, has given Nigeria until Monday, 8 September to solve all controversies concerning the country’s football federation or risk being suspended afterwards.

In a letter sent to the Nigeria Football Federation NFF,  FIFA Emergency Committee stated that Nigeria will be suspended with immediate effect if anybody claiming to have been elected to NFF position on 26th August is occupying their office next week Monday.

FIFA had earlier announced through a letter sent to the NFF on 29 August that it would not accept the result of the NFF general assembly held on 26 August.

It would be recalled that some members of the NFF Executive Committee proceeded to hold elections in the absence of the federation’s president Aminu Maigari, who at the time was being held by security forces.

According to FIFA, NFF will be automatically be suspended if the new deadline is not respected until the board claiming to be elected vacates the premises of the federation and the NFF General Secretary is able to perform his work without interference.