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has extended the four-year suspension given for a doping offence from the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal worldwide.

Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that Orji Okonkwo who was a former junior international for Nigeria has had his four-years ban extended by FIFA.

Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said in a statement on Saturday that FIFA’s decision was contained in its decision regarding the Italian NADO’s request that the ban be extended globally.

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“Jorge Ivan Palacio, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, confirmed that the player had been properly cited and had the chance to present his defence.

“The decision has been properly communicated, it complies with FIFA rules, and extending the sanctions does not violate accepted norms of conduct or public order.

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Therefore, the Committee made the decision to prolong the punishment imposed on the player by the Italian NADO on June 20, 2022.

In accordance with the Decision, the player was given a four-year suspension from all football-related activities, it said.

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The player will be prohibited from playing between February 24, and February 26, 2026.

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