Nigeria Could Face Match Fixing Scandal

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A document containing the details of how Nigeria qualified for 2018 world cup in Russia is said to be on its way to getting submitted to both FIFA and CAF.

According to rumours, the report may indict the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for match fixing.

Recall that during the qualifiers for the said world cup, Nigeria fielded an ineligible player, Abdullahi Shehu.

The FIFA disciplinary committee acted promptly then and it resulted into a deduction of 3 points from Nigeria and adding to their opponent in the match, Algeria, as well as a fine of 6,000 Swiss Francs (over 2.1 million naira).

The deduction of the points however, didn’t stop Nigeria from leading on the log in their then “group of death”, comprising Zambia, Cameroon, Algeria and Nigeria.

Nigeria still came first and qualified for what was their 6th world cup appearance where they were eliminated at the group stage after winning Iceland and losing both to Argentina and Croatia, the eventual runner up.

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