Shehu Abdullahi – Super Eagles defender was ineligible for the World Cup clash in Algeria in November

Several weeks after it was meant to have begun a probe into how the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) failed to heed a warning from FIFA not to play Shehu Abdullahi in a World Cup qualifier, a committee led by NFF vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi will now meet Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigeria were docked three points and fined after they played suspended Shehu Abdullahi in a final World Cup qualifier in Algeria in November despite a prior warning.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick profusely apologised for the costly blunder while promising a probe panal led by vice-president Akinwumi will investigate such gross ineptitude.

SCORENigeria have since reported that the FIFA warning on Shehu Abdullahi was conveyed to the NFF on their two official email addresses, while Pinnick, NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi as well as head of the international competitions, Bola Oyeyode, were copied.

This was a month before the Algeria match in Constantine.


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