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    NFF confirms Rohr’s contract extension as Eagles coach

NFF confirms Rohr’s contract extension as Eagles coach

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has confirmed Gernot Rohr's contract extension as the head coach of the Super Eagles. On Friday, the Franco-German tactician had told TheCable that he sealed a two and half years contract extension with the federation. He had also expressed delight in the confidence repose on him by the NFF. On Wednesday, Pinnick took to his Twitter page [...]

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    Pinnick: It’ll be an unforgivable sin if we don’t qualify for 2022 World Cup

Pinnick: It’ll be an unforgivable sin if we don’t qualify for 2022 World Cup

Amaju Melvin Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says it will be unforgivable sin if the Super Eagles do not qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Pinnick was speaking on Monday during an interview on Channels TV. He also pleaded with all football stakeholders to support the federation in ensuring that the Super Eagles land in Qatar. "It is a sin [...]

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    Pinnick: Rohr must accept new conditions for contract renewal

Pinnick: Rohr must accept new conditions for contract renewal

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the contract of Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, will only be renewed if he accepts the new terms of agreement. Pinnick gave the new conditions while speaking on Arise TV ‘Morning Show’ on Monday. He said that the new terms in Rohr's contract include that Rohr must reside in Nigeria; his [...]

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    $9.5m FIFA grant: Court refuses EFCC’s request to join Pinnick in ‘fraud’ case

$9.5m FIFA grant: Court refuses EFCC’s request to join Pinnick in ‘fraud’ case

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Maitama has dismissed an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which sought to join Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), in a case of alleged misappropriation of $9.5 million FIFA grant. The EFCC had filed a five-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and misappropriation [...]

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    Dare to NFF: Provide explanation on our ‘dismal’ outings in four major competitions

Dare to NFF: Provide explanation on our ‘dismal’ outings in four major competitions

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has demanded a written explanation from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the "dismal" exit of the country's teams from four football tournaments. Dare spoke on Monday during a meeting with the members of the NFF board. The board members present at the meeting with the minister include Amaju Pinnick (president), Mohammed Sanusi (secretary [...]

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    Dare to NFF: Clean up your acts, I won’t interfere with corruption probe

Dare to NFF: Clean up your acts, I won’t interfere with corruption probe

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, says he will not interfere in the ongoing corruption investigation being carried out on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Dare, in a meeting with NFF's fifteen executive members on Friday, asked the NFF to clean up its acts. TheCable had previously reported that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) placed [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: Lagos ready to host Africa’s first FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Sanwo-Olu: Lagos ready to host Africa’s first FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has assured officials of world football –governing body, FIFA, that the state has the will and the capacity to ensure it meets the requirements for hosting the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals next year. In an official statement made available to TheCable by Ademola Olajire, media director of the Nigeria Football Federation, said [...]

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    NFF: No order to arrest Pinnick, case was simply adjourned

NFF: No order to arrest Pinnick, case was simply adjourned

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says there is no order to arrest Amaju Pinnick, NFF’s president who had been accused of misappropriating $8.4 million belonging to the organisation.  Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge at a federal high court sitting in Abuja, had ordered the arrest on Monday when Pinnick and other officials being tired were absent.  But in a statement issued by [...]

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    ‘$8.4m fraud’: Court orders arrest of Pinnick

‘$8.4m fraud’: Court orders arrest of Pinnick

A federal high court in Abuja has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge, also ordered the arrest of four officials of the federation. They are Seyi Akinwunmi, first vice-president of the federation;  Shehu Dikko, second vice-president, Sunusi Mohammed, secretary; and Yusuff Fresh, an executive member of [...]

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    NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied allegations of misappropriating $8.4 million. The money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup that held in Brazil. Amaju Pinnick,  NFF president, and four other executive members of the federation have been accused of [...]

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    FG charges Pinnick with ‘$8.4m fraud’

FG charges Pinnick with ‘$8.4m fraud’

The federal government has charged Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and four others with alleged misappropriation of $8.4 million belonging to the federation. The money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Okoi Obono-Obla, the special presidential investigative panel [...]

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    Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the main objective of 2019 is for the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Pinnick said a fourth AFCON title is long overdue for Nigeria, adding that "everything legitimate" will be done to ensure the Eagles bring home the trophy. "The very big one that we do not want [...]

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    Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the most qualified country between Egypt and South Africa will be chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Pinnick, who is also CAF first vice-president, said his committee has analysed the strengths of both nations and will advise CAF on the better option ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the executive [...]

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    Despite FIFA ranking, Pinnick says Falcons are ‘number one in the world’

Despite FIFA ranking, Pinnick says Falcons are ‘number one in the world’

Amaju Pinnick, president, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the Super Falcons are the best women's national team in the world. Although the Falcons retained their top position in Africa, they dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA world ranking. But Pinnick says they are "number one" after surpassing the US and Germany's continental records by winning a ninth Africa [...]

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    Pinnick to Falcons: Retain AWCON title, get $10K each

Pinnick to Falcons: Retain AWCON title, get $10K each

Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF, says the federation will double the winning bonus of the Super Falcons as a big incentive ahead Saturday’s 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations final against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Accra. Pinnick made the pledge when he met with the players and officials at the AH Hotel, Accra on Thursday, as he [...]

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    Infantino congratulates Pinnick on re-election as NFF president

Infantino congratulates Pinnick on re-election as NFF president

Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In the poll conducted by the NFF electoral committee in Katsina, Pinnick swept aside three other contestants, earning 34 votes. Second-placed Aminu Maigari got eight votes, with former international, Taiwo Ogunjobi, getting only two votes, while there was [...]

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