Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tag "NFF"

    Lobi Stars edge 10-man Rangers to lift NFF Super Cup

Lobi Stars edge 10-man Rangers to lift NFF Super Cup

Lobi Stars on Tuesday emerged champions of the NFF Super Cup courtesy of a 1-0 victory over 10-man Enugu Rangers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.Samad Kadiri netted the only goal of the game late in the first half.In the 15th minute, the effort of Rangers' Seka Pascal agonisingly came off the post.Kadiri capitalised on Okey Odita's error in the 45th [...]

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    NFF signs ‘improved’ long-term contract with NIKE

NFF signs ‘improved’ long-term contract with NIKE

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed a new deal with sportswear brand, NIKE.The "improved" agreement was signed on Tuesday at a ceremony attended by officials from both organisations in Asaba, Delta state capital.The four-year deal has a renewal clause that will extend the partnership to the 2026 FIFA World Cup."We need to know where we are coming from to [...]

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    First Bank FC beat SEC to clinch CBN Cup

First Bank FC beat SEC to clinch CBN Cup

First Bank of Nigeria FC defeated Securities and Exchange Commission FC to emerge champions of the All Financial Institutions Football Competition (AFIFC).FBN FC won the 32nd edition of the tournament via penalties at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Oyo, after the scoreline stood at 1-1 at the end of regulation time.In the third-place match, Azabe Zinariya MFB FC spanked Balogun Fulani [...]

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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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    24 teams to compete in CBN football tournament

24 teams to compete in CBN football tournament

The 32nd edition of the CBN All Financial Institutions Football Competition (AFIFC) will kick off on Monday, October 8.The preliminary matches will be played in four zones as 24 teams jostle for the star prize of N2 million. The four zones will be in Abakaliki, Ado-Ekiti, Asaba and Lafia.The quarter-final matches are billed to hold at the same venues on October [...]

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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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    ‘You are incompetent’ — Edwin Clark asks Dalung to resign

‘You are incompetent’ — Edwin Clark asks Dalung to resign

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, has asked Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, to resign over his alleged incompetence.Clark accused the minister of running the affairs of the sports ministry with indiscipline and arrogance, saying Nigerian football cannot attain the desired height under him.He made the accusations while reacting to comments credited to Dalung in which he challenged the legality of the [...]

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    Maigari faces certificate forgery allegation — one day to NFF election

Maigari faces certificate forgery allegation — one day to NFF election

Aminu Maigari, a contender in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) presidential election, has been accused of certificate forgery.According to a statement signed by Mohammed Sani Katu, chairman of the NFF electoral committee, the clearance issued to Maigari to vie for NFF presidency has been withdrawn and substituted with a "provisional clearance".Katu said there are discrepancies in the certificates submitted by [...]

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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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    NFF bans Eagles coach for one year over ‘cash gift’

NFF bans Eagles coach for one year over ‘cash gift’

Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, has been banned from all football-related activities for a year.A source in the ethics and fair play committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told TheCable that Salisu has been found guilty of receiving “cash gift” to field two players at the 2018 CHAN competition in Morocco.Salisu was also promised 15 percent of the players’ [...]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Pinnick appointed 1st vice-president of CAF

Pinnick appointed 1st vice-president of CAF

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been appointed as the 1st Vice-President of Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).According to a statement by Amr Fanny, CAF secretary-general, Pinnick's appointment is with immediate effect."Following the resignation of the 1st Vice President Kwesi Nyantakyi and the prevailing situation in the Football Federation of Nigeria," the statement read."The CAF President, after consulting [...]

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