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: â€œadidas 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 countryâ€™s football.â€
FIFA are set to ban Nigeria should the countryâ€™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 countryâ€™s football.
German kit manufacturers adidas have been kitting the countryâ€™s various national teams since the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia, which Nigeria won.
It is understood that several of the countryâ€™s sponsors are also considering going the way of adidas until the vexed matter is resolved.