The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will back Ahmad Ahmad as he seeks to head the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in next month’s election, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, has said.

UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, said on Thursday that Europe will demand for 16 places at the expanded 48-team 2026 World Cup finals.

Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, has been given an ambassadorial role by the world football governing body, FIFA.

Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up nine places to 41st in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's highest-earning athlete for the first time, becoming only the second individual from a team sport to lead the Forbes rankings since they began in 1990.

FIFA members have voted unanimously to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, but how will the revamped tournament work and who will benefit?

World football governing body, FIFA, on Tuesday voted unanimously to expand the World Cup from its current 32 teams to 48.

The best eleven players in each position for 2016 were selected by players' vote organized by international union FIFPro and announced at FIFA Football Awards 2016 ceremony held at the Swiss TV studio in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday night.

Portugal and Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, claimed his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday, after a scintillating 2016 where he won both major European titles.

*Argentina Named Team Of The Year
The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped one spot from 50th to 51st in the final FIFA world ranking of 2016, but ended the year in the top 10 teams in Africa.

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