FIFA Suspension: Nigeria sports writers sue for peace

FIFA accused the Nigerian government of meddling in the NFF crisis.


The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, has expressed concern over the recent suspension slammed on the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, by FIFA.

The NFF was suspended after FIFA alleged government interference in an internal crisis within the federation.

In a press statement by its Secretary General, Andrew Abah, SWAN said the suspension was coming at a time Nigeria was trying to calm some already frayed nerves following the Super Eagles’ failed attempt at winning the World Cup in Brazil.

SWAN urged the National Sports Commission, NSC, to do all it can to mediate towards ensuring the return of peace within the Nigerian “football family.”

“We hope that the emissaries sent to the world football ruling body to present the true situation of the crisis will find headway so as to repel any administrative lapses that will create room for another crisis in future,” the association said.

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