July 17, 2014 – FIFA Lifts Ban On Nigeria, Maigari & NFF Board Back To Work
Nigeria has agreed FIFA’s demand for the reinstatement of sacked NFF President, Aminu Maigari.
Today, Aminu Maigari-led board resume work as normal thereby prompting FIFA to lift the suspension.
The crisis that has rocked the Nigeria Football Federation since Maigari was sacked on July 6 has been resolved today in line with FIFA’s demand.
Nigeria was lucky to have the world football governing body extend the deadline for compliance to today due to the judicial workers strike which prevented the court to sit on the earlier fixed July 15.
The Amos Adamu-led lobby team sent to FIFA by sports minister Dr. Tammy Danagogo to intimate FIFA on issues that necessitated Maigari’s removal returned to the country yesterday and has submitted its report, which hasn’t been made public.
The latest development has saved Nigeria bid to participate in the U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as the male African U-17 Championship qualifier this weekend.