(ZURICH) -- On Monday, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) decided to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect due to government interference.
FIFA has strict rules about the role government can play in determining or undermining leadership or coaches for football associations.
"This decision follows the latest events linked to the NFF, such as the court actions against elected members of the NFF Executive Committee preventing them from exercising their functions and duties, the stepping down of the acting NFF General Secretary on the instructions of the National Sports Commission, the decision of the Minister of Sports to have the Nigerian League start without relegation from the previous season, and the fact that the NFF Executive Committee cannot work properly due to this interference," FIFA said in a written release."
The suspension will be maintained until the court actions have ceased and the duly elected NFF Executive Committee is able to work without any interference.
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