Court action against officials to be dropped
The acting head of Nigeria’s football federation tells The
Associated Press that court actions brought against its elected
officials which led FIFA to ban the country from international
matches are to be dropped.
Musa Amadu told the AP on Thursday that the National Association
of Nigerian Footballers, which filed the lawsuit against the
federation, has agreed informally to drop the case. Amadu says that
will go a long way to satisfy FIFA, which on Monday suspended the
federation for government interference.
Amadu has also been reinstated as general secretary of the
federation after he was forced to step down on the instructions of
the government-run National Sports Commission – another reason
given by FIFA for the ban.