Nigeria postpones football friendly against Iran

The Nigerian Football Federation has postponed its friendly

against Iran on Wednesday after a diplomatic row soured relations

between the two countries.

Musa Amadu, the federation’s acting secretary general, told The

Associated Press on Monday that the match in Tehran was postponed

”due to the non-availability of our key players.”

The postponement comes days after Nigeria threatened to report

Iran to the United Nations over its involvement in an arms seizure

made last month at Nigeria’s busiest port.

Amadu did not deny a connection between the two events, saying

”it’s for you to speculate.”