FIFA lifts ban on Nigeria

FIFA has lifted the ban it placed on
Nigeria on July 9th after a high court sitting in Jos sacked the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Aminu
Maigari and other board members. FIFA had frowned at the
court ruling, stating that the move was a government
interference in
football activities which is against its policy. FIFA then directed that a
new court order reinstating Maigari and other NFF executives
be obtained before it can lift the ban.

The new court
order reinstating the NFF President and other executives was obtained two
days ago, Tuesday July 15th, hence the lifting of the ban today.

Maigari and his board will resume their duties tomorrow and stay there until next month’s elections when they could be sacked
through the ballot, in line with FIFA’s policies.

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