Wednesday, June 30, 2010

President Goodluck suspends Super Eagles for 2 years


Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday banned the country’s football team from international competition for two years following their dismal showing at the World Cup, his office said.

“President Goodluck Jonathan has directed that Nigeria withdraws from international competition for two years to enable the country to put its house in order,” spokesman Ima Niboro told reporters after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Nigeria finished bottom of their group in South Africa with just one point from three matches.

They lost to Argentina and Greece and drew with South Korea.

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of a key oil-producing state, Rivers, who heads a special presidential task force on the World Cup campaign, said Nigeria would write to football’s world governing body FIFA to explain its decision.

“We went to the World Cup and found all sorts of problems and we felt we should sit back and look inward,” said Amaechi.

Jonathan also ordered an audit into how the funds allocated for the team at the World Cup were used.

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3 comments:

histreasure said...

gr8 thing it is, IMO..if he could only do the same with our power sector..then i'l hail him

Sassy Trends said...

My sis where have you been oo?
Thanks for stopping by dear..

The nitty-gritty tales of a housewife said...

wow!...presido really provoke o!...lol. me likely the decision!

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