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.