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Re: Soccer Suspended

  At 09:14 AM 11-12-97 -0500, Robert Cotter wrote:
  >Reuters 11/12/97
  >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    (chrisusher@gn.apc.org)