Nigeria kit sponsors adidas have put on hold their contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after a row, which could well force FIFA to ban the country this week.
A top source told AfricanFootball.com: “adidas have asked that Nigeria stop wearing their brand with immediate effect after what they described as an embarrassment on account of the latest impasse involving the country’s football.”
FIFA are set to ban Nigeria should the country’s government insist on sticking with a decision to appoint a sole administrator after a court in Jos reportedly sacked NFF president Aminu Maigari, his executive committee and the NFF congress.
The world football governing have handed Nigeria a Tuesday deadline to revert to status quo, stating that this is a direct interference by government on the country’s football.
German kit manufacturers adidas have been kitting the country’s various national teams since the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia, which Nigeria won.
It is understood that several of the country’s sponsors are also considering going the way of adidas until the vexed matter is resolved.