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Falconets Face Expulsion By FIFA Today

July 15, 2014

The deadline given by FIFA to Nigeria to either reinstate the Aminu Maigari-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation, or face expulsion from the Under 20 Female World Cup, scheduled for next month in Canada, expires today.

The World Football governing body has already asked the South African female Under 20 team to be ready to replace their Nigerian counterparts at the tournament if the country fails to comply with the order to revert to status quo regarding Maigari’s sacking.

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FIFA officials maintain the NFF Extra-Ordinary Congress that unanimously endorsed the dissolution of the Aminu Maigari-led NFF Executive Committee, and immediate termination of the employment of all management staff for various offences on July 5, in Abuja, wasn’t done in line with its statutes. The FIFA also faulted the Congress’ decision to dissolve the boards of the Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women’s League, and the Nigeria Nationwide League saying the move was ‘highly interfered with by the Government.’

With the Nigerian authorities yet to bulge an eyelid over the directive, the Falconets, who have been at their base in Abuja expecting to depart for the North American country, find their quest to conquer the World in limbo. Also, with the male U-17 and U-20 set for international friendlies and qualifiers soon, the impact of the suspension promises have a serious and negative impact on Nigerian football.


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