Monday, November 1, 2010

FIFA keeps the nation in the dark over ban

Nigeria is still awaiting a formal confirmation from world football governing body FIFA that tit has fully lifted the ban on the country.

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has informed FIFA that it has met all the demands that would avert a ban on the country.

NFA Acting secretary general, Musa Amadu, has disclosed that he is still waiting on FIFA to pronounce total lifting of the ban now that all impediments have been cleared.

"FIFA announced that the ban on Nigeria has been provisionally lifted until Tuesday, October 26. That is a day after the matter in the Federal High Court in Lagos. That matter has been struck out and we quickly let FIFA know that there is no legal impediment stopping the NFF board from functioning," said Amadu.

"If the ban were to be imposed permanently, FIFA would have contacted us to inform us that those provisions have not been completed and as a result the ban will come into effect.

"We are waiting patiently and positively for FIFA to get across to us and let us know that there is no problem whatsoever, and that the board can continue to function and that Nigeria can return to the comity of football-playing nations of the world."

It has been gathered that a final pronouncement with regard to the ban on Nigeria will be made public at the end of the executive committee meeting of FIFA this week.

Daily Independent

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