The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has threatened to report its Cameroonian counterpart (FECAFOOT) to African soccer’s governing body CAF, over its (FECAFOOT) refusal to postpone last Saturday’s Women’s Under-20 World Cup qualifier involving teams from the two countries.
Nigeria had written to CAF and FECAFOOT seeking a 24-hour postponement of the first round, second leg match, after the plane ferrying the Nigerian players to Cameroon had to make an emergency landing in the oil city of Port Harcourt last week.
At least three of the players were said to have sustained injuries in the stampede to get off the Virgin Nigeria plane after it landed, following the detection of smoke in the cabin.
NFA officials claimed CAF approved the postponement request, but that FECAFOOT ignored the approval and went ahead with the match.
“We will make a case to CAF. We expect serious sanctions to be taken against them,” NFA Spokesman Demola Olajire told a local football website at the weekend.
Nigeria won the match 3-0 to advance to the second round on a 4-0 aggregate, having won the first leg in the capital city of Abuja 1-0. Panapress.