Friday, August 10, 2018

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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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    Supreme court refuses to sack Pinnick, NFF board

Supreme court refuses to sack Pinnick, NFF board

Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, has not been removed by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.According to a statement signed by Festus Ukpe and Arinze Egbo, lawyers at Festus Keyamo's chambers, the supreme court of Nigeria ordered the retrial of Chris Giwa's case at the high court in Jos."Just this morning, the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered judgment in [...]

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    Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

The 2018 FIFA World Cup hospitality packages are now on sale in Nigeria courtesy of Integral, a sports marketing company.Integral is the exclusive sales agent of FIFA's official partner, Match Hospitality. The partnership was sealed in Lagos on Wednesday.Match Hospitality is the exclusive rights holder of the World Cup hospitality programme.Abimbola Ilo, the managing director of Integral, said the company's [...]

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    Why Nigeria fielded ineligible player against Algeria, Pinnick explains

Why Nigeria fielded ineligible player against Algeria, Pinnick explains

Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, has apologised over the fielding of an ineligible player in the World Cup qualifier against Algeria.Shehu Abdullahi, the player in question, had received two yellow cards prior to the Algeria match, thereby making him ineligible — but he went ahead to play.FIFA fined Nigeria N2m and deducted the point secured from the match while [...]

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    Pinnick on FIFA fine: Somebody must be punished for this grave error

Pinnick on FIFA fine: Somebody must be punished for this grave error

Amaju Pinnick has said "somebody must be punished" for the error that caused the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to be fined N2,162, 923 by FIFA.The world football governing body sanctioned Nigeria for fielding an ineligible player — Shehu Abdullahi — for the clash against Algeria.The match was declared forfeited and awarded in favour of Algeria, with three points deducted from Nigeria's total tally [...]

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    FIFA fines Nigeria for fielding ineligible player in World Cup qualifier

FIFA fines Nigeria for fielding ineligible player in World Cup qualifier

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been sanctioned by FIFA for fielding an "ineligible" Shehu Abdullahi in the match against Algeria on November 10, 2017.This sanction is a result of Abdullahi's failure to serve the automatic one-match ban imposed on him.Abdullahi had received two yellow cards during the World Cup qualification.FIFA fined the NFF the sum of CHF 6,000 (N2,162, 923), [...]

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    FIFA gives nod for Nigeria, Argentina game

FIFA gives nod for Nigeria, Argentina game

World football governing body, FIFA, has given approval for the international friendly between Nigeria and Argentina to take place in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday, November 14.According to a statement released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday, the approval was contained in a letter addressed to Aleksandr Alaev, general secretary of Football Union of Russia, and signed by Christian [...]

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    FIFA: Fans have applied for 3.5m World Cup tickets

FIFA: Fans have applied for 3.5m World Cup tickets

FIFA says football fans have already requested for 3,496,204 World Cup tickets.The world football governing body made the announcement as the first sales period ends on Thursday.According to FIFA, around 70 percent of the applications came from the host nation, Russia.The remaining 30 percent are from Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, US, Egypt, China and Poland.150,000 tickets have been requested for [...]

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    EXTRA: Senator says recovered loot should be used to fund Super Eagles

EXTRA: Senator says recovered loot should be used to fund Super Eagles

Sam Anyanwu, senator representing Imo east, says all monies found in cupboards and holes should be used to fund Super Eagles' outing at the Russia 2018 World Cup.In the last two years, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered monies from unusual places. -- like the case of Andrew Yakubu, a former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [...]

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