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Re: Soccer Suspended
At 09:14 AM 11-12-97 -0500, Robert Cotter wrote:
>Matches cancelled: The Zambian government has cancelled two friendly
>matches by the Nigerian Super Eagles, saying Nigeria is still under
>Commonwealth sports sanctions, it was reported yesterday. The
>state-owned 'Times of Zambia' quoted a government spokesman as saying
>Nigerian players would not be issued with visas for the matches even if
>they came. The Commonwealth countries suspended sporting contacts with
>Nigeria in 1995 following the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight other
>Ogoni rights activists by the regime of General Sani Abacha.
Interesting - pity the European Union have not seen fit to impose their
similar sports ban for the World Cup.
Chris Usher (email@example.com)