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will want to come back on his own - zgr123 - 07-20-2017

ABUJA, Nigeria -- Ousted Nigeria Football Federation officials are returning to work, a federation spokesman said, after FIFA threatened to suspend the country from international soccer for the second time in two months if they werent re-instated by Monday. NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire said general secretary Musa Amadu and others were "back in the office" at the federation headquarters on Monday after they were removed at a government-endorsed meeting last month. FIFAs ultimatum put Nigeria, the African champion, at risk of being banned and having to forfeit an African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on Wednesday, and possibly its place at next years continental championship. "What I see and know is that the general secretary and the management are back in the office," Olajire told The Associated Press by telephone. He also said the NFF would send a letter to FIFA to inform it that officials were returning. FIFA said it could not comment while it was "verifying the respective information concerning the Nigeria Football Federation." FIFA did not recognize the Aug. 26 elections that were overseen by the Nigerian sports ministry and replaced NFF president Aminu Maigari with Chris Giwa. FIFA rules do not allow governments to interfere in football. Olajire said Maigari wasnt yet back at work but "can return at any time." "The persons claiming to be elected at the congress on 26 August are not around," Olajire said. The Aug. 26 elections removed Maigari for the second time in two months. He was arrested on his return from the World Cup in Brazil in July and the NFF was being run then by a sports ministry-appointed official, leading FIFA to suspend Nigeria for nine days. Maigari was re-instated briefly but was again detained by security forces while Giwa and others were elected to replace the NFF leadership, FIFA said. FIFA wants Maigari to be allowed to oversee new elections. Nigerias squad arrived in Cape Town on Monday to prepare for the South Africa game following a 3-2 loss to Republic of Congo over the weekend to open its African Cup qualifying campaign. The federation indicated that the game would go ahead, although it said coach Stephen Keshi would only join the squad on Tuesday as he was dealing with "pressing personal issues." Sean Couturier Flyers Jersey . Grimes signed a $32 million, four-year contract to remain with Miami. The deal, which includes $16 million guaranteed, rewards Grimes for his recovery from an Achilles tendon injury that forced him to miss almost all of the 2012 season. 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But whether he fights again is still up in the air.Longtime coach Firas Zahabi believes the former UFC welterweight champion is not short of motivation as he continues his comeback from knee surgery during his hiatus from the sport.Zahabi, in Halifax to corner five fighters including No. 2 welterweight Rory MacDonald on Saturdays televised UFC card, says GSP is scheduled to take his training up a notch. Hes been cleared now to do some martial arts training, Zahabi said this week. Were going to take it one step at a time. Were going to get back in the gym, try to have some fun. You know he hasnt kicked and punched in a long time so were going to have some fun with it first.St-Pierre (25-2) vacated his title last December saying he needed time away from the sport. But he kept training.He underwent surgery in April after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during a workout. GSP had reconstructive surgery on his other knee in December 2011.The 33-year-old St-Pierre has denied recent reports that he is returning to action.No decision, St-Pierre said in a text Friday to The Canadian Press. Zahabi says he cant speak for the former champion.But I believe theres still a lot of fire in him, said Zahabi. I just think he needs to balance his life a lot more. When you run, you trip.He did too many fights too soon, too much. I think hes just got to space them out. He can handle that. He just needs to have some personal life as well.After a controversial razor-thin split decision over Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks at UFC 167 last November, the battered champion seemed a man on the edge.I cant sleep at night now. Im going crazy, he said in the post-fight news conference. I have issues..ddddddddddddI need to relax. I need to get out for a while. I dont know what Im going to do.He announced his hiatus weeks later, without going into detail on the issues bothering him.Hendricks went on to claim the vacant 170-pound title, beating (Ruthless) Robbie Lawler. The two are scheduled to fight again Dec. 6 at UFC 181.Like Zahabi, UFC Canada boss Tom Wright also has his own opinion on St-Pierre.I dont have any facts whatsoever. My hunch is that Georges will come back, said Wright, who also heads up UFC operations in Australia and New Zealand. But Georges will want to come back on his own terms.Id like to see nothing better.Since stepping aside, St-Pierre has talked of the need for more stringent drug testing in his sport.Wright points to the two different camps on GSPs fighting future. One wants St-Pierre to retire at the top of his game. The other says he has unfinished business and perhaps wants to go out on different terms.Who knows, said Wright.UFC president Dana White has said that St-Pierre could return to a title fight.St-Pierre has already cemented his legacy in the sport. The win over Hendricks was a record 19th in the UFC for St-Pierre, one more than former welterweight champion Matt Hughes. It also moved GSP past former middleweight champion Anderson Silva for most wins in UFC title bouts at 12.St-Pierre holds the record for career fight time in the UFC at five hours 28 minutes 12 seconds.He also owns the UFC mark for most championship rounds fought (52). 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