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By Chineze Ogugua

Nigeria has received a sanction from FIFA for fielding Shehu Abdullahi who was ineligible due to suspension in their final FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie against Algeria on the 10th of November 2017 in Constantine.

Shehu Abdullahi

Abdullahi who played the entire duration of the game, picked up two separate caution in two separate games of the same competition and was supposed to be suspended for the game.

Nigeria was fined CHF 6,000 while Algeria were awarded three points and three goals, which means the game which ended 1-1 is now recorded as 3-0 in favour of Algeria.

This development will not affect the qualification of the Super Eagles as they had already qualified for the tournament before the game.

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