Nigeria looks to satisfy FIFA and end soccer ban

Nigeria’s soccer federation is hoping its suspension by FIFA

will be dropped.

Court actions brought against elected officials led FIFA to ban

the country from international matches. Acting federation head Musa

Amadu told The Associated Press on Thursday that the group that

filed the lawsuit 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 also has been reinstated as general secretary of the

federation. He was forced to step down on the instructions of the

government-run National Sports Commission – another reason given by

FIFA for the ban.