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Re: President suspends Nigeria national team for 2 yrs
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2010, 08:25:44 PM »
FIFA is a disrespectful organisation...You can't have a team that is representing a nation, using taxpayers money and the Government, the ELECTED body of the country mustn't have any input or say while the federation still ask to be granted taxpayers money...Nah that can't be right..Is time somebody put FIFA in their place..!!!

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Re: President suspends Nigeria national team for 2 yrs
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2010, 10:30:21 PM »
banana republic

I guess France is also a banana republic.

Interestingly enough, I was listening to a (very reputable) French radio show when the intent by the French authorities to get involved was first manifested, and one of the hosts who supported the move was asked if there wasn't a risk of FIFA suspending the FA like it had done in the past with other countries', to which he replied, "of course not, France is not a banana republic. Things will be done properly and the protocol will be respected"

Go figure.
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Re: President suspends Nigeria national team for 2 yrs
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2010, 05:18:08 AM »
FIFA gives Nigeria until Monday to change their mind about the ban....I say Nigeria should do what de hell it wants to!!....F   U    FIFA!!
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Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2010, 06:38:02 PM »
Nigerian president lifts ban on team
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has overturned his decision to ban the national football team for two years after their poor World Cup campaign.

The president lifted the ban after the Nigerian Football Federation promised to disband and rebuild the side.

The news came shortly before a 1700 BST deadline set by football's world governing body Fifa was set to pass.

Fifa had said that it would expel Nigeria from world football if the government was seen to be interfering.

The presidency said in a statement: "The NFF assured the president of their commitment to evolving an enduring football development programme, and grow a new senior national team that will bring glory rather than consistent embarrassment to Nigeria on the world stage.

"Based on these assurances, and the appeals of well-meaning Nigerians, including former leaders, President Jonathan has decided to review the earlier two-year ban on the country from all international football competitions."

Last week President Jonathan said that after the team's unsuccessful World Cup campaign they would be banned for two years.

On Sunday, the the NFF's top two officials were sacked in a bid to appease the president.

A source told the BBC that the sackings had not swayed the president's decision, but that the NFF had requested to meet with the president on Monday to hold emergency talks ahead of Fifa's deadline.

President Jonathan had said that the ban was necessary to "enable the country to put its house in order".
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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2010, 08:23:52 PM »
Nigerian president lifts ban on team
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has overturned his decision to ban the national football team for two years after their poor World Cup campaign.

The president lifted the ban after the Nigerian Football Federation promised to disband and rebuild the side.

The news came shortly before a 1700 BST deadline set by football's world governing body Fifa was set to pass.

Fifa had said that it would expel Nigeria from world football if the government was seen to be interfering.

The presidency said in a statement: "The NFF assured the president of their commitment to evolving an enduring football development programme, and grow a new senior national team that will bring glory rather than consistent embarrassment to Nigeria on the world stage.

"Based on these assurances, and the appeals of well-meaning Nigerians, including former leaders, President Jonathan has decided to review the earlier two-year ban on the country from all international football competitions."

Last week President Jonathan said that after the team's unsuccessful World Cup campaign they would be banned for two years.

On Sunday, the the NFF's top two officials were sacked in a bid to appease the president.

A source told the BBC that the sackings had not swayed the president's decision, but that the NFF had requested to meet with the president on Monday to hold emergency talks ahead of Fifa's deadline.

President Jonathan had said that the ban was necessary to "enable the country to put its house in order".

This is interesting, wonder who sacked them? Cause if it wasn't FIFA then that is still classed as political interference even if the President has now changed his mind and overturned the ban on the Nigerian football team from international competition!

Lets see what FIFA says now cause the NFF's top two officials get sacked!!
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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2010, 08:37:16 PM »
Nigerian president lifts ban on team
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has overturned his decision to ban the national football team for two years after their poor World Cup campaign.

The president lifted the ban after the Nigerian Football Federation promised to disband and rebuild the side.

The news came shortly before a 1700 BST deadline set by football's world governing body Fifa was set to pass.

Fifa had said that it would expel Nigeria from world football if the government was seen to be interfering.

The presidency said in a statement: "The NFF assured the president of their commitment to evolving an enduring football development programme, and grow a new senior national team that will bring glory rather than consistent embarrassment to Nigeria on the world stage.

"Based on these assurances, and the appeals of well-meaning Nigerians, including former leaders, President Jonathan has decided to review the earlier two-year ban on the country from all international football competitions."

Last week President Jonathan said that after the team's unsuccessful World Cup campaign they would be banned for two years.

On Sunday, the the NFF's top two officials were sacked in a bid to appease the president.

A source told the BBC that the sackings had not swayed the president's decision, but that the NFF had requested to meet with the president on Monday to hold emergency talks ahead of Fifa's deadline.

President Jonathan had said that the ban was necessary to "enable the country to put its house in order".

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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2010, 08:46:46 PM »

This is interesting, wonder who sacked them? Cause if it wasn't FIFA then that is still classed as political interference even if the President has now changed his mind and overturned the ban on the Nigerian football team from international competition!

Lets see what FIFA says now cause the NFF's top two officials get sacked!!

Why would FIFA be responsible for sacking the leadership of the local Federation?  Can FIFA fire Camps or Groden?

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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2010, 08:50:42 PM »

This is interesting, wonder who sacked them? Cause if it wasn't FIFA then that is still classed as political interference even if the President has now changed his mind and overturned the ban on the Nigerian football team from international competition!

Lets see what FIFA says now cause the NFF's top two officials get sacked!!

Why would FIFA be responsible for sacking the leadership of the local Federation?  Can FIFA fire Camps or Groden?

Yuh really asking that knowing that Jack (aka the head of FIFA Vice) is really the man in charge?  8)
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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2010, 09:36:52 PM »
Nigerian president lifts ban on team
BBC


Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has overturned his decision to ban the national football team for two years after their poor World Cup campaign.

The president lifted the ban after the Nigerian Football Federation promised to disband and rebuild the side.

The news came shortly before a 1700 BST deadline set by football's world governing body Fifa was set to pass.

Fifa had said that it would expel Nigeria from world football if the government was seen to be interfering.

The presidency said in a statement: "The NFF assured the president of their commitment to evolving an enduring football development programme, and grow a new senior national team that will bring glory rather than consistent embarrassment to Nigeria on the world stage.

"Based on these assurances, and the appeals of well-meaning Nigerians, including former leaders, President Jonathan has decided to review the earlier two-year ban on the country from all international football competitions."

Last week President Jonathan said that after the team's unsuccessful World Cup campaign they would be banned for two years.

On Sunday, the the NFF's top two officials were sacked in a bid to appease the president.

A source told the BBC that the sackings had not swayed the president's decision, but that the NFF had requested to meet with the president on Monday to hold emergency talks ahead of Fifa's deadline.

President Jonathan had said that the ban was necessary to "enable the country to put its house in order".

Ah well d lil badjohn ting was good while it last.

I thought it work good...de ban get de local organisation to disband and start fresh

unless of course de whole ting was a 'lets pretend' exercise.
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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2010, 11:33:42 AM »
Nigerian president lifts ban on team
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has overturned his decision to ban the national football team for two years after their poor World Cup campaign.

The president lifted the ban after the Nigerian Football Federation promised to disband and rebuild the side.

The news came shortly before a 1700 BST deadline set by football's world governing body Fifa was set to pass.

Fifa had said that it would expel Nigeria from world football if the government was seen to be interfering.

The presidency said in a statement: "The NFF assured the president of their commitment to evolving an enduring football development programme, and grow a new senior national team that will bring glory rather than consistent embarrassment to Nigeria on the world stage.

"Based on these assurances, and the appeals of well-meaning Nigerians, including former leaders, President Jonathan has decided to review the earlier two-year ban on the country from all international football competitions."

Last week President Jonathan said that after the team's unsuccessful World Cup campaign they would be banned for two years.

On Sunday, the the NFF's top two officials were sacked in a bid to appease the president.

A source told the BBC that the sackings had not swayed the president's decision, but that the NFF had requested to meet with the president on Monday to hold emergency talks ahead of Fifa's deadline.

President Jonathan had said that the ban was necessary to "enable the country to put its house in order".

Not surprised at all

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Re: World Cup 2010: Nigeria president suspends team
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2010, 11:35:55 AM »
banana republic

Had ah boss Father's Day sale... I-man make ah killing.

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For real!

But seriously, things like this does make black people look like we cyar run nothing




From the look of things it sounds like yuh black. What black nation yuh know that things run flawless?

Which nation you know on Earth that things run flawless ???

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Re: President suspends Nigeria national team for 2 yrs
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2010, 04:32:12 PM »
FIFA could only pull rank on developing nations. Why they don't tell the UK that they must have only one team as a member of FIFA like every other country and not the 4 they currently have. Everytime the issue is raised FIFA ducks and run.

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Re: World Cup 2010: Nigeria president suspends team
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2010, 08:36:51 PM »
banana republic

Had ah boss Father's Day sale... I-man make ah killing.

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For real!

But seriously, things like this does make black people look like we cyar run nothing




From the look of things it sounds like yuh black. What black nation yuh know that things run flawless?

Can you name any nation where things run flawlessly?
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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2010, 08:38:42 PM »
Yuh really asking that knowing that Jack (aka the head of FIFA Vice) is really the man in charge?  8)

When was the last time that FIFA got involved in the personnel decisions of a member Confederation... that you know of?

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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2010, 09:32:05 PM »
Yuh really asking that knowing that Jack (aka the head of FIFA Vice) is really the man in charge?  8)

When was the last time that FIFA got involved in the personnel decisions of a member Confederation... that you know of?

Dominica comes to mind.

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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2010, 10:30:07 PM »
Yuh really asking that knowing that Jack (aka the head of FIFA Vice) is really the man in charge?  8)

When was the last time that FIFA got involved in the personnel decisions of a member Confederation... that you know of?

Dominica comes to mind.


FIFA didn't get involved in personnel matters, that was an administrative matter... there was an impasse which prevented the DFA Executive Committee (had to google the incident to remember the details) from executing its functions, FIFA supported the recommendation by CONCACAF to appoint an interim body to run the DFA until new elections could be held.

Correct me if I'm wrong about the situation or the facts.

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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #46 on: July 06, 2010, 10:49:36 PM »
Yuh really asking that knowing that Jack (aka the head of FIFA Vice) is really the man in charge?  8)

When was the last time that FIFA got involved in the personnel decisions of a member Confederation... that you know of?

Dominica comes to mind.


FIFA didn't get involved in personnel matters, that was an administrative matter... there was an impasse which prevented the DFA Executive Committee (had to google the incident to remember the details) from executing its functions, FIFA supported the recommendation by CONCACAF to appoint an interim body to run the DFA until new elections could be held.

Correct me if I'm wrong about the situation or the facts.

Ok, it didn't involve lower down personnel, but it caused the duly elected president Dexter Francis to be removed with Patrick John taking his place.

At first FIFA (Valcke in particular) didn't agree with Warner that the executive should be dissolved, but eventually changed his mind.

http://www.thedominican.net/articlesone/domfootballone.htm

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Re: Nigerian president lifts ban on team
« Reply #47 on: July 06, 2010, 11:37:34 PM »
Ok, it didn't involve lower down personnel, but it caused the duly elected president Dexter Francis to be removed with Patrick John taking his place.

At first FIFA (Valcke in particular) didn't agree with Warner that the executive should be dissolved, but eventually changed his mind.

http://www.thedominican.net/articlesone/domfootballone.htm


Again... I'm not trying to split hairs, but the differences as I see them are that CONCACAF, not FIFA got involved.... yes, I know Jack muddies the issue, but the Confederations (such as UEFA) have significantly more say in the domestic affairs of their member FAs than does FIFA, so there's nothing radical at all there.

Secondly, I don't know so anyone can feel free to correct me... but it appears that the DFA couldn't execute it's duties because of the impasse.  New elections were the only way to resolve the issue... even if that meant that the duly elected leadership had to vacate their posts.  The good of the organization in this regard seems to have trumped all other concerns.  No?

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Re: President suspends Nigeria national team for 2 yrs
« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2010, 04:40:06 AM »
FIFA could only pull rank on developing nations. Why they don't tell the UK that they must have only one team as a member of FIFA like every other country and not the 4 they currently have. Everytime the issue is raised FIFA ducks and run.

Well that is not entirely true, for example Puerto Rico has a national football team a team that tied T&T in 2008.