FIFA will decide Nigeria's fate

FIFA has spoken out in a reaction to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision the ban the international team from competing in any international football tournaments for the next two years. FIFA over the years have maintained a strong stand on government interference in football insisting that football should not be mixed with politics. Addressing a briefing in South Africa yesterday, FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maignot made clear the severity of the Nigerian President’s meddling.
“The worst sanction available is a national association being expelled. We have a very clear position on political interference but it is premature to say more.” IMAGE: CookDenn