ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – Nigeria says it has been told by FIFA that its women's football team will play Cameroon and not Equatorial Guinea in Olympic qualifying after the Equatorial Guineans were disqualified for an ineligible player.
The Nigeria Football Federation says in a statement Friday that FIFA has ''ejected Equatorial Guinea from the race'' for the 2012 London Olympics. NFF says it was informed of the decision - and its new opponent in final qualifiers - in a letter from FIFA.
The world football body suspended Equatorial Guinea striker Jade Boho Sayo for two months Tuesday over apparent nationality issues, removing her from the ongoing Women's World Cup. The decision does not affect the team's participation in that tournament.