Nigeria No Ban On Moshood Abiola National Stadium,VAR Not Stolen-NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) has debunked allegations making the round especially on social media that FIFA banned the use of the Moshood Abiola Stadium for any international games.

The NFF in a statement signed by it’s General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi  decried the stream of incorrect reports being peddled in sections of the media, in connection with Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup playoff match between Nigeria  Ghana at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium,Abuja.

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The  NFF scribe Dr. Sanusi in the statement. said; “We are alarmed at the influx of incorrect reports, otherwise known as fake q, mostly in the social media.

“There is no truth to the reports that the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja has been banned for any length of time by FIFA.

“It is a concoction by some persons with fertile imagination.

“The NFF has not received any such communication from either FIFA or CAF.

“There has also been an outlandish report that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) equipment that was installed for the match had been stolen.

“We initially thought this was an April Fool prank but it is alarming that some media outlets are taking it serious.

“Nothing of such happened.

“The VAR equipment remains intact and has been returned to the FIFA office in Zurich, Switzerland by Sebastian Runge, FIFA’s Head of Technology.”


Henry Usiayo is a reporter who has a flair for sports and he currently write sports articles for Africa Top Sports.

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