Following the disciplinary action taken against the Nigerian National Team, Super Eagles by FIFA, the Nigeria Football Federation NFF have made their reaction.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been sanctioned by the Federation of International Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Algeria and Nigeria on 10 November 2017.
The match is declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Algeria. The NFF was also ordered to pay CHF 6,000 (N2,176,308) over the incident.
NFF’s Reactions to the sanction:
NFF President has directed that an internal inquiry be instituted immediately & persons found culpable be dealt with. “We accept the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary C’ttee to fine the NFF and award the match to Algeria.
At the same time, I want to assure that persons responsible for this slip would not be given just a slap on the wrist. We are actually looking at a re-organization of the Technical Department.
The Technical C’ttee will henceforth play serious superintending role on all details, no matter how minute, in technical matters. It is important that all committees and depts at the NFF should move at the same pace as the Executive C’ttee.