NFF Denies Fixing 2010 World Cup Qualifiers For Super Eagles

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has denied claims made by Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal that he arranged the Super Eagles' qualification to the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa.

Perumal had in his book alleged that the qualification matches were fixed to enable Nigeria's qualification.

Goal.com reports that, Perumal claimed to have ensured Nigeria's qualification for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa by enticing the Mozambican national team with a promise of $100,000 if they would hold Tunisia to a draw in Maputo and ensure that Nigeria qualified for the competition.

In a statement by its General secretary Musa Amadu on Tuesday, NFF denied Perumal's claims and insisted that the Super Eagles earned their place in the tournament.

"We have gone through the fictitious write-up by the Singaporean, who was fittingly convicted for his nefarious activities and has spent time in jail," Amadu said

"The NFF will only say at this moment that there was no truth to the claim and that we had nothing to do with Perumal all through the Super Eagles' qualifying series for 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The NFF also threatened to take further actions on the matter.

"We have ordered for the book itself with a view to digesting it and looking critically at it. If the book impugns on the image of the Nigeria Football Federation, our players and the larger image of our dear country, we will take appropriate action," the statement further said.

Perumal has recently served time in prison for match fixing.

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