6th October, 2010
Nigeriaâ€™s senior football team, the Super Eagles continued their preparation in Abuja forÂ weekendâ€™s Nations Cup qualifier against Guinea, defying an indefinite ban on Nigeria byÂ the Federation of International football Federation, FIFA.
FIFA, on Monday suspended all international football activities involving Nigerian teamsÂ because of what the body described as governmentâ€™s interference.
With the FIFA ban still on Nigeria, the Eagles and other national teams are not expectedÂ to feature in any competition including friendly matches.
But, skipper Joseph Yobo and his teammates who have since reported at the Abuja campÂ continued to train for the away match in Guinea which is in doubt.
Yobo, who made a passionate plea to Nigeriaâ€™s sports authorities to ensure that the FIFAÂ ban on the country is reversed immediately said the Eagles have resolved to get in topÂ shape for the cracker in Guinea.
The Caretaker Coach, Austin Eguavoen and Yobo are about now concluding a meeting with theÂ Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, scribe at the Glass House in Abuja, where both partiesÂ would agree on the next line of action.
Nigerian football has been dogged with in-fighting, court injunctions and governmentÂ interference for months after the dismal performance of the Eagles at this yearâ€™s FIFAÂ World Cup in South Africa.