FIFA Lifts Suspension Placed on Nigeria Football Federation
The Federation of International Football (FIFA) on Friday, 18 July, lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on 9 July on account of government interference in the affairs of the federation in Nigeria.
The lifting of the suspension followed the withdrawal of a suit filed by the wife of the former Chairman of the Nigeria Football League, Victor Baribote at a Jos High Court in Plateau State.
FIFA said it has noted that the court proceedings and order preventing the president of the NFF, the NFF Executive Committee members and the NFF Congress from running the affairs of Nigerian football that prompted the suspension have been withdrawn.
“As statutory order has been reinstated at the NFF and the legitimate bodies reinstalled, FIFA has decided to lift the suspension as of today, Friday 18 July 2014.”
The lifting of the suspension means that all rights of the NFF as a FIFA member as defined in article 12 of the FIFA Statutes are reinstated.
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