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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    FIFA on NFF crisis: Pinnick is legitimate president… Nigeria risk ban

FIFA on NFF crisis: Pinnick is legitimate president… Nigeria risk ban

Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, says Amaju Pinnick is the legitimate president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Infantino disclosed this to TheCable on Friday while answering questions from journalists during a press conference at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia.He said FIFA recognise Pinnick as the NFF president, adding that the crisis, which has seen Chris Giwa take control of the body, [...]

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    Video assistant referees, fourth substitute approved for World Cup

Video assistant referees, fourth substitute approved for World Cup

Video assistant referees (VAR) have been approved for use at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The International Football Association Board (IFAB) announced the decision Saturday after its 132nd annual general meeting.IFAB also approved the use of a fourth substitute in extra-time."The International Football Association Board (The IFAB) unanimously approved the use of video assistant referees (VARs) at its 132nd Annual General [...]

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    FIFA president: In Nigeria, football is more than religion, love

FIFA president: In Nigeria, football is more than religion, love

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says Nigeria is a country with unquantifiable passion and love for football.According to Infantino, "football is life" in Nigeria.NAN reports that Infantino spoke on Monday at the maiden edition of the AITEO-NFF Awards, which was organised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The FIFA president said: "I was told that in Nigeria football is passion, but it [...]

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    Moses wins Aiteo/NFF Player of the Year award

Moses wins Aiteo/NFF Player of the Year award

Victor Moses has been named player of the year at the inaugural edition of the AITEO/NFF Football Awards.Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons star,  won the player of the year in the female category.Plateau United coach, Kennedy Boboye, was named coach of the year award while former Super Falcons goalkeeper and assistant coach to the senior women national team is the coach of [...]

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    Nigeria to host 2018 FIFA executive summit

Nigeria to host 2018 FIFA executive summit

FIFA will hold its 2018 executive football summit in Lagos, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said.Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, told TheCable that the February 20 summit will take place at the EKO Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island."This is a very important event on the FIFA calendar," Pinnick said."That Nigeria is deemed good enough to be among the 12 countries [...]

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    Ronaldo wins 2017 FIFA men’s player of the year award

Ronaldo wins 2017 FIFA men’s player of the year award

Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the Best FIFA men's footballer for the second year running.The Portuguese forward won the award Monday night at the London Palladium.Zinedine Zidane, who coached Real Madrid to another Champions League success and the La Liga title, beat Chelsea's Antonio Conte and Juventus FC's Massimiliano Allegri to win the men's coach of the year award.Olivier Giroud's scorpion [...]

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    Africa to get nine World Cup slots from 2026

Africa to get nine World Cup slots from 2026

Africa will get nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026, the FIFA council said during its meeting on Wednesday in Bahrain.The continent currently has five slots.A tenth African country will also get to take part in a six-nation playoff tournament which will decide the last two slots in the tournament.The bureau of the FIFA council agreed [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada have announced a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.The announcement was made on the floor of the One World Trade Center in New York on Monday.If the ambitious three-nation bid is successful, it will be the first time a World Cup will be hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 tournament in [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Hiring Rohr, opposing Hayatou are my greatest gambles, says Pinnick

INTERVIEW: Hiring Rohr, opposing Hayatou are my greatest gambles, says Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), was in the eye of the storm recently over his decision to support Ahmad Ahmad, incumbent president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) against the directive of Solomon Dalung, minister of sport.Pinnick contributed to the process that truncated the 29-year reign of Cameroonian Issa Hayatou at the regulatory body on [...]

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    FIFA posts $369 million loss in 2016 — and there’s worse to come

FIFA posts $369 million loss in 2016 — and there’s worse to come

World football governing body FIFA on Friday announced that it incurred a loss of $369 million in 2016.A chunk of that figure was spent on legal costs in a year that saw FIFA enmeshed in a number of corruption scandals.The organisation is also expected to lose $500 million in 2017.But FIFA predicts a turnaround in 2018. The football body is [...]

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    Africa to get nine slots in 2026 World Cup

Africa to get nine slots in 2026 World Cup

Africa will be allotted nine automatic slots at the 2026 World Cup, as part of FIFA's proposed expansion of the tournament.This would be an increase from the five slots that the continent is currently entitled to.A tenth African country will take part in a six-nation playoff tournament to decide the last two spots."The Bureau of the FIFA Council, comprised of the [...]

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