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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Nigeria face FIFA sanction after Ighalo celebrated goal against Cameroon with ‘Thank You Jesus’ shirt

Super Eagles could face sanctions from FIFA after Odion Ighalo commended his objective against Cameroon with 'Thank You Jesus' shirt.

The striker lifted his shirt to uncover a message and was quickly reserved by Egyptian referee Ghead Grisha after netting the opening goal in the Super Eagles’ 4-0 victory over Cameroon in Uyo on Friday.

"He revealed to me that the message on my shirt was about religion since it's 'thank you Jesus'," Ighalo told ESPN.

As indicated by ESPN, Referee Grisha is relied upon to incorporate the episode in his answer to FIFA, which could subject to extra endorse, primarily fines.

Showing unsanctioned business, political, religious or individual trademarks or articulations in undershirts have been now banned by FIFA.

The latest occurrence of a comparative infringement is Qatar, who warmed up for their World Cup qualifier against South Korea in June wearing T-shirts with the photo of Emir Sheik Tamim canister Hamad Al Thani to demonstrate their help after a few Gulf countries and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and forced financial endorses on Doha for supposedly supporting "radicalism"