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    AFCON qualifiers: Super Eagles to face Sierra Leone in Asaba

AFCON qualifiers: Super Eagles to face Sierra Leone in Asaba

The Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will host Super Eagles' 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed the 15,400 capacity stadium as the venue of Eagles next AFCON match in a statement on Sunday. “We have finally settled for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba for the qualifying match against [...]

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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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    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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    2019 Afcon: NFF appoints Okocha, Kanu, Babangida as scouts, motivational figures for Eagles

2019 Afcon: NFF appoints Okocha, Kanu, Babangida as scouts, motivational figures for Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former Super Eagles’ captains Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Tijjani Babangida as scouts and movitational figures for Nigeria’s campaign at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt this summer. In a statement made available to TheCable on Tuesday by the NFF media department, the three legends will monitor the activities [...]

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    NFF to train Ikeme as goalkeeper coach

NFF to train Ikeme as goalkeeper coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will absorb retired goalkeeper Carl Ikeme into the technical crew of the Super Eagles. According to a statement by the federation on Sunday, a coaching education as a goalkeeper trainer will be offered to Ikeme. Mohammed Sanusi, secretary general of the federation, said the NFF is in contact with Ikeme, who announced his retirement from [...]

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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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    Ikeme to make special appearance in friendly against England

Ikeme to make special appearance in friendly against England

Carl Ikeme will make a special appearance during Nigeria's upcoming friendly game against England. The Super Eagles goalkeeper is undergoing treatment for leukaemia at the Christie Clinic in Manchester, UK, where officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) visited him on Monday. The NFF, in a statement made available to TheCable, said Ikeme will perform the traditional kick-off of the game. "We have come [...]

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    Mgbolu, former NFF spokesman, is dead

Mgbolu, former NFF spokesman, is dead

Austin Mgbolu, former spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is dead. The deceased, who served as the image maker of the body between 1993 and 2001, died on Wednesday. He was said to have undergone a major surgery in January, and appeared to have regained his health. But he had complications on Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital, where he [...]

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    PHOTOS: NFF unveils Dennerby as coach of Super Falcons

PHOTOS: NFF unveils Dennerby as coach of Super Falcons

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled Thomas Dennerby as the new technical adviser of the Super Falcons. The unveiling took place Tuesday at the media center of the main bowl of the National Stadium, Abuja. Mohammed Sanusi, general secretary of the NFF, announced that former Falcons' players; Maureen Madu and Olarenwaju Oni will assist Dennerby while Precious Dede serve as the goalkeeper [...]

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    Sanusi: Until we implement Sharia in marriages, problem of almajiri will persist

Sanusi: Until we implement Sharia in marriages, problem of almajiri will persist

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says the problem of poverty and almajiri in the north is as a result of the neglect of the Sharia law. Sanusi was quoted to have said this while responding to an article written by Bala Mohammad on Daily Trust. The article was entitled ‘Memo to Sultan's commiittee on Almajiri (V).’ Sanusi said it is high time Nigeria [...]

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    World Cup: NFF signs wage agreement with Eagles, says money won’t be an issue

World Cup: NFF signs wage agreement with Eagles, says money won’t be an issue

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has assured Nigerians and the Super Eagles that there will be no challenges over funds at the 2018 World Cup.  Shehu Dikko, NFF vice-president, said financial hitches will not mar the Super Eagles' participation at the World Cup in Russia. The federation on Wednesday reached an agreement with the players on pay structure for the mundial. "We also agreed [...]

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    Nigeria to play Argentina in friendly game

Nigeria to play Argentina in friendly game

Nigeria and Argentina are set to meet again in an international friendly match. The proposed game comes up on November 14 after the Super Eagles' final World Cup qualification game against Algeria. In a statement made available to TheCable, NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi said almost all the arrangements have been concluded with regards to the match. “We have had long and fruitful [...]

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    Home-based Eagles to play CHAN qualifier in Kano

Home-based Eagles to play CHAN qualifier in Kano

Nigeria’s home based Super Eagles will camp for their fifth African Nations Championship qualifier in Kano. The players are expected to face the winner of the playoff game between Benin Republic or Togo. Sanusi, NFF secretary general, on Wednesday said the Kano state government has given approval for the camping, which will start on Monday, July 24. "The administration of Governor Umar Ganduje has [...]

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    Ayotunde Phillips is the only African appointed into FIFA ethics committee

Ayotunde Phillips is the only African appointed into FIFA ethics committee

Ayotunde Phillips, former chief judge of Lagos state, has been elected as a member of FIFA ethics committee. The announcement was made on Thursday at the ongoing 67th FIFA congress in Bahrain. The new FIFA ethics committee is headed by Vassilios Skouris (Greece), the longest-serving president of the European court of justice. Fiti Sunia (American Samoa), a judge and former attorney general of [...]

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    CAF election: I’ll bring a breath of fresh air to African football, says Ahmad

CAF election: I’ll bring a breath of fresh air to African football, says Ahmad

Ahmad Ahmad, presidential candidate of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has said African football will enjoy an upward progression if he defeats incumbent Issa Hayatou. The Madagascar Football Association president will take on the long standing CAF president on March 16 in Ethiopia. Ahmad, who met with the Nigerian sports minister Solomon Dalung and NFF second vice president Shehu Dikko highlighted [...]

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    Magaji, Kaduna FA chairman, dies at 52

Magaji, Kaduna FA chairman, dies at 52

AbdulkadirMagaji, chairman of Kaduna state Football Association and independent vice-chairman of the Nigeria National League(NNL), has died. Abdulsalam Jere, secretary of Kaduna FA, announced this on Tuesday, saying Kapaka died in a Lagos hospital after a brief illness. According to Jere, the deceased was aged 52. In December, Magaji attended the 72nd general assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Lagos, where the [...]

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