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NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, Others Face $8.4m Fraud Charges

Following an alleged misappropriation of $8.4 million paid by World Football Governing body, FIFA to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, the Federal Government has charged the President of the NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick, and four other officers of the federation. According to reports, the money was paid by FIFA to the NFF as Nigeria’s appearance fees in the group stage of the Brazil 2014 World Cup. The five defendants were also accused of “moving dishonestly and intentionally the sum of about N4bn” belonging to the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

My Football Career Was Successful Because Of Bundesliga – Okocha

Ex- Nigerian Football legend, Austin Okocha has disclosed that he became one of the most celebrated African players of his generation because of the German Bundesliga structure that turned his career around for the better. In 1990 Okocha was 17-year-old who landed in Germany and got a deal with Third Division side Borussia Neunkirchen, before making an eye-catching move to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga two years later. Okocha dazzled the German topflight with his exquisite dribbling skills, which caught the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles, Others Know Opponents Today

The Super Eagles of Nigeria alongside 23 other countries that will take part in the 32nd African Cup of Nations will today, Friday night know their group opponents as the draw for the tournament will be conducted in Cairo, Egypt. It is scheduled to take place behind the famous Giza Pyramids as from 6pm GMT (7pm Nigeria time). The 2019 AFCON will be the biggest as it will feature 24 teams, as against three teams that took part in the first edition of the competition in Sudan 62 years ago and 16 that have been taking!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

1 Year After World Cup, NFF Still Owes Designer For Ceremonial Outfit

Nigerian Fashion designer, Esimaje Awani, CEO of GT Stitches, who made the Super Eagles' ceremonial 2018 World Cup outfits ahead of the tournament in Russia, has called out the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for not paying for his services. Recall that the outfit attracted several commendations from fans and foreign correspondence on social media. However, the designer who took to his Instagram page to call out the football governing body said all attempt made to reach the NFF president Amanju Pinnick has been…

Former NFF Scribe, Taiwo Ogunjobi Is Dead

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has mourned the death of their former secretary, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi. Ogunjobi, before his death was the chairman of Osun Football Association. His media aide, Mr.Tunde Shamsudeen, announced that he passed on in the early hours of Monday 11th, February 2019 at the University College Hospital , Ibadan. The NFF tweeted the passing away of their former scribe with these statement, “We are sad to announce the shock demise of former Nigeria Int’l, Ex-NFF Gen. Sec., former NFF…

AFCON Qualifier: We Will Beat S/Africa – Musa Assures

The Stand-in Captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa, on Friday said that the Nigerian national team would not play for a draw in South Africa. The Super Eagles are scheduled to play the second leg of Group E top-of-the-table clash with South Africa at the FNB Stadium on Saturday. Musa, in a statement signed by Demola Olajire, Head of Communication of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said that the Super Eagles are not thinking of simply gaining a point from the encounter. “Our determination is to win and pick our…

Super Falcons Coach Names Final Squad For Women’s AFCON

Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby has named her 21-player squad for the upcoming Women's Africa Cup of Nations, to be played in Ghana. Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, named the strong squad during a press conference in Abuja. “The eight-time champions are presently at Sol Beni in Abidjan, which is the academy of 1998 African champions ASEC Mimosas FC, for an eight-day final camping programme. “They will depart for Ghana on Wednesday, Nov. 14,’’ Olajire said.…

Enyimba’s Theophilus Afelokhai Replaces Uzoho For South Africa, Uganda Clashes

Enyimba's Theophilus Afelokhai has been handed his maiden Nigeria call-up after first-choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was ruled out for upcoming games against South Africa and Uganda. On Monday, Spanish outfit Elche confirmed Uzoho will be sidelined for four weeks after suffering a fracture to the rib on the back of their heavy 5-1 defeat to Cadiz in Sunday's Segunda encounter. And coach Gernot Rohr has extended a call-up to Afelokhai who was a bright spark in the People's Elephants' Caf Confederation Cup campaign.…

NFF Presidency: FIFA President Congratulates Pinnick On Re-election

Gianni Infantino, President of World Football ruling body, FIFA has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the polls conducted by the NFF Electoral Committee in Katsina, Pinnick swept aside three other contestants, polling 34 votes. The second –placed Aminu Maigari’s get eight votes, with former international, Taiwo Ogunjobi getting only 2 votes, while there was none for club owner…

Edwin Clark Wants Sports Minister, Dalung Sacked

Elder statesman and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has called for the sack of the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung. Clark, in a statement on Thursday, accused Dalung of engineering the crisis that is rocking the nation’s football house. Recall that Dalung had in different occasion insisted Chris Giwa was the NFF President, even when World football body FIFA had made it clear that it recognizes the Amaju Pinnick presidency. In August, FIFA threatened to ban Nigeria, and slammed the NFF with a timeline to…
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