11 Oct 2010

FIFA lifts ban on Nigeria

7:59 am on 11 October 2010

Nigeria's ban from international football has been provisionally lifted by the sport's governing body FIFA, two days before the team's African Nations Cup qualifier in Guinea.

FIFA, which suspended the West African nation over political interference in the sport earlier this week, says the situation has since improved.

It says the government has stopped its interference in the Nigerian League, and so it has lifted the ban until later this month.