Nige­ria backs off

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - — As­so­ci­ated Press

ABUJA, Nige­ria — Nige­rian pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan has dropped a threat to sus­pend the na­tional team from play­ing for two years be­cause of its poor World Cup show­ing and cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions. The fed­er­a­tion’s ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee fired the group’s pres­i­dent and vice pres­i­dent Sun­day in an ef­fort to ap­pease the govern­ment.

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