FIFA has today, 18 July 2014, lifted the ban that
was imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation
(NFF) on 9 July 2014 for government
FIFA 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
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.
This means the flying Eagles will participate in
the upcoming U-20 World Cup in August.
By Alagbe Damilola for Today!