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Nigeria leadership row over

8 September 2014
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African champions Nigeria look to have avoided an international ban as a row over the leadership of the country’s football federation was resolved.

Chris Giwa has given up his claim to be Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president in a move that coincides with a deadline set by Fifa.

The ultimatum was set last week

for him to step aside or face the ban.

A suspension could have led to Nigeria missing Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in South Africa.

The Confederation of African Football said last week that the Super Eagles would be disqualified from the tournament should they fail to play the fixture.