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FIFA SANCTION NIGERIA FOR USING INELIGIBLE PLAYER FOR WORLD CUP QUALIFYING GAME

Fifa has sanction Nigeria for playing an ineligible player in their last World Cup qualifier against Algeria in November.

The match in Constantine initially finished in a 1-1 draw however that has now been toppled and Algeria granted a 3-0 win.

The fine does not influence Nigeria’s World Cup capability as they had officially secured a place in Russia before the Algeria tie.

Abdullahi Shehu played the entire match against Algeria despite the fact that he ought to have been suspended for getting two yellow cards in two past qualifiers.

The defender was cautioned in the Super Eagles 1-0 game against Zambia in October that fixed Nigeria’s spot in Russia, having been demonstrated a yellow card in the first leg of their second round tie against Swaziland in November 2015.

The Nigeria Football Federation has additionally been fined US$6,000 for the oversight.

Nigeria’s Abdullahi Shehu played against Algeria in spite of being suspended for grabbing two yellow cards.

It implies that Nigeria still complete best of Group B yet with 13 points rather than 14 while Algeria’s aggregate at the bottom is currently four instead of 2points.

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