Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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    ‘This is the most trying period of my life’ — Siasia writes CAS, appeals FIFA ban

‘This is the most trying period of my life’ — Siasia writes CAS, appeals FIFA ban

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has appealed the life ban slammed on him by world football governing body FIFA.In a statement seen by TheCable on Thursday, Siasia's lawyer filed the appeal to FIFA on August 27, 2019.The statement also said that another appeal was sent to the Court of Arbitration for Sports on August 29, 2019.Siasia however denied involvement [...]

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    Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Opukiri Jones Ere, media aide to Samson Siasia, says the embattled former Super Eagles coach's lawyer will look into the recent FIFA's life ban handed to him.Siasia who expressed shock over his ban by FIFA and called for a press conference was unavoidably absent on Saturday to clear the air surrounding the issue.Ere said the Olympic silver and bronze medal-winning [...]

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    FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

Samson Siasia has been banned for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches.The former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach has been banned from all football-related activities over attempts to rig matches at international level.The world football's governing body said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson [...]

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    ICYMI: Ceferin accuses Infantino of plot to take over African football

ICYMI: Ceferin accuses Infantino of plot to take over African football

Aleksander Ceferin, Uefa president, has accused Gianni Infantino, Fifa president, of a plot to take over African football with the appointment of Fatma Samoura as "general delegate for Africa".He also accused Infantino of reducing the Fifa's  Bureau of Council to a "rubber stamp" function.Ceferin's accusation is coming on the heels of the recent development of Fifa appointing a "General Delegate [...]

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    Fatma Samoura to be ‘high commissioner for Africa’ as CAF begs FIFA for reforms

Fatma Samoura to be ‘high commissioner for Africa’ as CAF begs FIFA for reforms

Emergency Executive Committee of Confederation of African Football (CAF) has pleaded with Fifa to help conduct a forensic and administrative review of the body.The emergency ExCo of Caf met on Wednesday at the Marriot Hotel in Cairo which is the base of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to finalise the decision.This is the first time a Confederation will ask [...]

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    Infantino re-elected as Fifa president

Infantino re-elected as Fifa president

Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as the president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) until 2023.The 49-year-old Swiss-Italian lawyer, who was picked to lead Fifa out of the crisis that bedevilled the organisation, secured a second term in office, on Wednesday, by acclamation after running unopposed for the sport’s top job.The soccer governing body took to its Twitter [...]

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    Flying Eagles refuse to leave Poland hotel over non-payment of allowances

Flying Eagles refuse to leave Poland hotel over non-payment of allowances

The Flying Eagles have refused to leave their hotel in Poland over the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), an insider tells TheCable.The Nigerian team had crashed out of the Fifa U-20 World Cup tournament in Lodz on Monday.Success Makanjuola’s 50th minute goal only appeared to be a consolation after Amadou Sagna and Niane, fellow African [...]

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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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    Want to see a FIFA World Cup trophy? Be in Abuja on Thursday

Want to see a FIFA World Cup trophy? Be in Abuja on Thursday

The FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy is expected to arrive the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigerian on Thursday.The Women’s World Cup trophy’s stop-over is coming 13 months after the FIFA World Cup trophy (for men) which also made a stop in Nigeria ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.World football –governing body, FIFA has informed the [...]

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    FIFA bans Kwesi Nyantakyi for life

FIFA bans Kwesi Nyantakyi for life

FIFA has banned Kwesi Nyantakyi, former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), from all football-related activities.The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA found Nyantakyi guilty of violating Article 19 (conflict of interest), Article 21 (bribery and corruption) and Article 22 (commission) of the FIFA code of ethics.The former FIFA council was on June 8 suspended from football-related activities while under investigation [...]

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    Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles moved four spots up from 48 to 44 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions now occupy the third position.The Super Eagles also gained 16 points from September's 1415.Belgium overtook world champions France who dropped a spot down from first to the second spot.The top 10 teams are:Belgium (1)France [...]

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    NFF officials arraigned for ’embezzling’ $9.5m FIFA grant

NFF officials arraigned for ’embezzling’ $9.5m FIFA grant

Three officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) were on Thursday arraigned in an Abuja high court for allegedly misappropriating $9.5 million and N1. 3 million.The defendants are Christopher Andekin, NFF director of administration and finance, Reagan Zaka, cashier, and Fadanari Mamza, head, finance and account department.They were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a five-count charge [...]

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    Theresa May backs joint UK-Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

Theresa May backs joint UK-Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

Theresa May says the British government is in "full support" of the joint UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.The UK Prime Minister said the football ­associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland are working on a proposal for FIFA.May made this known while speaking on the eve of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham."Following the [...]

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    Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Amaju Pinnick says "football is the winner" following his re-election as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Pinnick defeated his closest rival, Aminu Maigari, on Thursday.Speaking with TheCable after the election, Pinnick said there is "no victor and no vanquished" in the race."Football is the winner," he said."Like I said, there's no victor, there's no vanquish. Aminu Maigari is my big [...]

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    Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).He is the first president of the NFF to be re-elected.Pinnick recorded a landslide victory, earning 34 votes to Aminu Maigari (eight), Taiwo Ogunjobi (two).Chinedu Okoye had no vote.Seyi Akinwunmi also returned as vice-president of the football federation.He polled 41 votes to defeat Sunday Ajayi who had [...]

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