WCQ point deduction, Nigerian official battling for life - MnTrendsNews


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

WCQ point deduction, Nigerian official battling for life

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has apologised to Nigerians after the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Tuesday sanctioned the country
for fielding an ineligible player in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Algeria on 10 November, 2017. Shehu Abdullahi who ought to miss the final qualifying game on suspension was played and that attracted a point deduction and 6,000 Swiss francs fine. 

Pinnick has revealed that the error was due to a technical officer battling for his life.

Amaju Pinnick of The NFF

"Fifa sent an email to the technical officer in charge, that Shehu Abdullahi was suspended for the Algeria match. In a twist of fate, that officer was in hospital, with a severe heart condition, battling for his life" he tweeted.
He completed his apology to Nigerians by saying:
“It was a lack of due diligence in and by one of our departments and we are ensuring that errors like these never happen again. On behalf of all of us at the the NFF; I apologise, Nigeria. Our focus remains. We will soar higher. Thank you.”

See Also: Super Eagles WC Qualifiers point deducted as FIFA fines Nigeria
It will warm the hearts of Nigerian supporters knowing that the point deduction wont affect the Super Eagles chances of raising the Nigeria flag come 2018.

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