Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tag "FIFA"

    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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    FIFA plans to regulate transfer fees, change player loan rules

FIFA plans to regulate transfer fees, change player loan rules

A FIFA task force has suggested massive changes to transfers after a report found "multiple failings" in the current system.The proposed system will use an algorithm to calculate transfer fees, as well as a luxury tax and a limit on the number of players that can be loaned.According to a FIFA report, the current system has resulted in "various abuses [...]

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    Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi in race for NFF presidency

Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi in race for NFF presidency

Amaju Pinnick, Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi and John Okoye are the four candidates vying to lead the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The election into the NFF's executive committee for 2018-2022 will be held in Katsina on September 20.According to a statement released by Ademola Olajire, media director of the federation, the coast is now clear for contestants vying for various positions.Delegates [...]

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    Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Egypt's Mohamed Salah is among the final three nominees for the 2018 FIFA best men's player award.Lionel Messi failed to make the final three-man list despite being part of the initial 10 nominees.Salah, the third African player to be shortlisted, is nominated alongside Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo.The Egyptian helped Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League final in his maiden season.He [...]

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    FG endorses Pinnick as NFF president to avoid FIFA’s hammer

FG endorses Pinnick as NFF president to avoid FIFA’s hammer

The federal government has recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executive as the authentic leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Laolu Akande, special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made the announcement via Twitter handle on Monday.The announcement comes shortly before the deadline given by FIFA for the resolution of the leadership tussle in the Nigerian football governing body.“The FG has already conveyed [...]

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    FIFA bans Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya over Qatari ‘gift’

FIFA bans Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya over Qatari ‘gift’

Kalusha Bwalya, Zambian football legend, has been banned by FIFA for two years.Bwalya was banned over a payment he received from former Asian football leader Mohammed bin Hammam.FIFA found Bwalya guilty of breaching the ethics code by accepting gifts and violating confidentiality rules when he was president of the Zambian Football Federation (ZFF).The 1988 African player of the year was also [...]

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    NFF to lift Giwa’s ban, reabsorb his football club into NNL

NFF to lift Giwa’s ban, reabsorb his football club into NNL

The Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday took steps to resolve the crisis at the NFF.At an extraordinary general assembly congress, the NFF resolved to lift the ban on Chris Giwa and his collaborators on the condition that they withdraw their court case against the NFF.The directive was given in a communique issued by the executive members of the [...]

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    Salah, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA best player award

Salah, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA best player award

The nominees for the Best FIFA men's player of the year award were unveiled on Tuesday.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were again nominated for the award.The shortlist also includes Tottenham's Harry Kane, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea's Eden Hazard.Brazil's Neymar, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane make up the remainder of the [...]

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    Deschamps, Guardiola, Zidane nominated for FIFA coach of the year award

Deschamps, Guardiola, Zidane nominated for FIFA coach of the year award

France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has been shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men's Coach award.Zinedine Zidane, who won his third consecutive Champions League with Real Madrid, is also nominated.Zlatko Dalic claims a place on the 11-man list after taking Croatia to a World Cup final for the first time in their history.Also on the list is Pep Guardiola who [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, caught on camera taking ‘bribe’

TRENDING VIDEO: Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, caught on camera taking ‘bribe’

Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles head coach, has been caught on camera accepting a cash gift to field two players for the African of Nations Championship (CHAN).The home-based Eagles were defeated in the final of the competition which took place in January in Morocco.In a video filmed for BBC African Eye by Ghanaian undercover reporter Anas Aremayaw, the coach can be seen [...]

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    FG saved many lives by intervening in NFF crisis, says secretary-general

FG saved many lives by intervening in NFF crisis, says secretary-general

Mohammed Sanusi, secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has praised the federal government for restoring order at the football body.Sanusi said many people would have been out of work if Buhari had not intervened to avert a potential FIFA ban on Nigeria."I wasn't off duty because I don't know who sacked me," Sanusi told TheCable on Monday after the [...]

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    FIFA sanctions Mexico over fans’ homophobic chants at World Cup

FIFA sanctions Mexico over fans’ homophobic chants at World Cup

FIFA has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs sanction on the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) over the misconduct of a group of Mexican fans at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.In a statement on Thursday, FIFA said the disciplinary measure was in line with article 67 of its disciplinary code.The FIFA disciplinary committee accused the fans of discriminatory and insulting chants.The [...]

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    Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Nigeria referees failed to make the cut for the 2018 FIFA U20 women's World Cup in France.FIFA Referees Committee in a statement on Wednesday said 15 referees and 30 assistants have been shortlisted for the U20 women's World Cup.The list, however, has two referees and four assistants from Africa.The African referees are Lidya Tafesse Abebe of Ethiopia and Zambian Gladys Lengwe.Bernadetta Kwimbira [...]

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