In what seems to be the most puzzling decision in recent Nigerian Sports history, Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the national soccer team from international competition for the next two years following their poor performance in the World Cup, a senior adviser said on Wednesday.
“Mr President has directed that Nigeria will withdraw from all international football competition for the next two years to enable Nigeria to reorganize its football,” Ima Niboro, a special adviser to Goodluck Jonathan, told reporters.
“This directive became necessary following Nigeria’s poor performance in the ongoing FIFA World Cup.”
Nigeria left the World Cup competition with just one point, which it earned in a 2-2 draw with South Korea. Nigeria lost to Argentina 1-0 in its Group B opener and fell to Greece 2-1 in a game turned by the first-half expulsion of midfielder Sani Kaita.
The Super Eagles haven’t won a World Cup match since 1998. The Nigerians went out with two losses and a draw in 2002 and did not qualify for the 2006 World Cup
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