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Federal Government and FIFA agree on working terms over football interference in NFF


The Federal Government of Nigeria and the World’s Football governing body, FIFA have agreed on a working agreement that will enable the smooth running of football in the Nigeria Football Federation.

This comes days after FIFA gave Nigeria deadline to avoid international suspensions due to the interference in the Nigeria Football Federation.

In a letter issued last week, FIFA said that the Nigerian soccer federation headquarters must be handed back to the elected leadership by Monday, August 20, 2018 or the country will be suspended from international competitions.

Following FIFA’s deadline the Federal Government on Saturday dispatched a letter to FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, detailing the agreement reached between both bodies, making it imperative on the world soccer ruling body’s chieftains to drop the proposed sanctions on Nigeria from noon today, if the leadership of Amaju Pinnick is not allowed to do its jobs at the Glasshouse of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), following the legal tussle in the country’s polity.

It was also revealed that FIFA officials are impressed with the progress made in the negotiations with top government officials leading to the drafting of the letter from Nigeria and are ready to work with the country which is a key stakeholder in global soccer, especially the young Nigerians plying their trade in Europe and the Diaspora.

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