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Falconets caught in FIFA’s web

World soccer governing body, FIFA has tacitly commenced the process of ostracizing Nigeria from global football activities following the recent ousting of the Alhaji Aminu Maigari led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), by a section of the football fraternity that brands itself as ‘congress’.

This indication came to light following the refusal of FIFA to issue traveling tickets to Nigeria’s U20 Women national team, Falconets to take part in the upcoming U20 Women’s World Cup tagged Canada 2014. The tournament runs between August 5-24 and the Nigerian side was scheduled to travel out early for acclimatization and play some preparatory games before the tournament.


A confused official of the team said the team went to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in the course of the week but were told that the team does not have tickets from FIFA to travel out. They have since returned to their hotel abode in Abuja and have been training under darkness as the foisted NFF leadership seeks to conceal FIFA action against Nigeria.

The team handled by Peter Dededvo, have been in darkness as to the next line of action, even as there are indications that FIFA will not blink an eye in its determination to ensure that Nigeria tows to international football order by reinstating the Maigari led board and wait for the August 26 Congress to take necessary action instead of the current state of brazen interference of the Sports Ministry that is being witnessed.


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