Super Eagles’ midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has appealed against the $5,000 USD fine imposed on him by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for his misconduct during the Super Eagles AFCON qualifier against Chad‎ weeks back. 
The Nigeria international made the appeal in a letter ‎addressed to the NFF General Secretary on 30th June, 2015. 

“Sequel to your letter REF: NFF/OGS/Admin/Vol.V/009, I hereby tender an unreserved apology with respect to my conduct which led to my dismissal in the game against Chad in Kaduna.

“I accept the fact that my act was tantamount to an unacceptable one on the field of play. However, I want to inform you that my action on the pitch was not premeditated and was only a reaction to a violent attack on me by the Chadian player, who hit me from behind while I was standing outside the penalty box.
“In addition, I had tendered an unreserved apology immediately after the match via my official social media accounts, as well as in the traditional media, to my teammates and to Nigerians who felt let down by an act they considered surprising because of my reputation in that regard.
“Also, I had volunteered to attend the two matches that I have since been punished for by CAF both at home and away, to support my teammates. I believe this is an amenable punishment and therefore appeal for the further fine of $5,000 that was imposed on me by the NFF.”‎ He wrote