Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tag "NFF"

    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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    Dalung asks Pinnick to step down for Giwa

Dalung asks Pinnick to step down for Giwa

Solomon Giwa, minister of youths and sports development, has asked Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to step down for Chris Giwa.Giwa and Pinnick have been laying claims to the leadership of the federation.But on June 5, a federal high court in Jos, Plateau state, recognised Giwa as substantive chairman of NFF.In a statement on Monday, Nneka [...]

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    Sports enthusiast chronicles Nigeria’s football history

Sports enthusiast chronicles Nigeria’s football history

Wieber Boer, a sports enthusiast and chief executive officer, All On, has chronicled the history of Nigerian football as a tool for nation-building in his new book.The book titled “A Story of Heroes and Epics: The History of Football in Nigeria”, was launched at Freedom Park, Lagos, on Sunday.The timing of the launch coincided with the upcoming 2018 FIFA world [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I don’t think this set of Eagles can win the World Cup, says Siasia

INTERVIEW: I don’t think this set of Eagles can win the World Cup, says Siasia

Samson Siasia's role in Nigerian football is legendary. He succeeded as a player and achieved a lot as a coach and manager. Siasia scored Nigeria's goal against Argentina at the FIFA 1994 World Cup and scored 18 goals in 42 international caps since playing against Ivory Coast in January 1987.The 50-year old coached almost all Nigerian national teams but had challenges [...]

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    NFF signs two-year sponsorship deal with TVS King

NFF signs two-year sponsorship deal with TVS King

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with TVS King, manufacturers of tricycles and motorcycles.Based on the deal, TVS King will serve as the official sponsor of the Super Eagles at the World Cup and beyond.Simba Group is the parent company of TVS King.The agreement was signed at the League Management Company (LMC) office on Monday in [...]

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    Super Falcons’ huge defeat to France ‘a bitter pill to swallow’

Super Falcons’ huge defeat to France ‘a bitter pill to swallow’

Ngozi Okobi-Oke, Eskilstuna United attacking midfielder, has attributed the Super Falcons' 8-0 loss to France to a lack of adequate preparation.The African Women's Cup of Nations champions were roundly drubbed by the European side at the Stade MMArena on Friday.Okobi, who featured in the game, described the defeat as a "bitter pill to swallow"."Yes, I know that in a game of football, [...]

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    Manu Garba reappointed Golden Eaglets’ coach, Salisu to manage Olympic team

Manu Garba reappointed Golden Eaglets’ coach, Salisu to manage Olympic team

Manu Garba has been reappointed coach of the Golden Eaglets by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).In a statement on Monday, the NFF also named the coaching crew of all national teams except the Super Eagles, U20 women team, Falconets, and U17 women team, and Flamingoes.Yusuf Salisu, coach of the home-based Super Eagles, will double as the U23 team coach. He will [...]

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    PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

The Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup kits have been unveiled by Nike and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Nike is the official kits sponsor of Nigeria's national teams.The sportswear manufacturer presented the kits to the NFF at a ceremony in London on Wednesday.The Super Eagles' World Cup jersey was modelled by Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi while Sophia Omidiji modelled the Super Falcons' [...]

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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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    CHAN: We want to make history, says Salisu Yusuf

CHAN: We want to make history, says Salisu Yusuf

Salisu Yusuf, coach of the home-based Super Eagles, says his team's target is to win the fifth African Nations Championship.Qualifying for the final will be a historic feat for the Nigerian team, as it will be the first time since the tournament's inception.Salisu said his players will go into the semi-final clash against Sudan with iron gloves."Our target is the [...]

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    OBITUARY: Deji Tinubu grabbed his chest, screamed and slumped — the sad final whistle

OBITUARY: Deji Tinubu grabbed his chest, screamed and slumped — the sad final whistle

Sudden death, in football terms, is not the end of life. It is the end of a stubborn match settled by penalty shoot-out. One team suddenly has the upper hand and the game is over. Winners jump for joy; losers collapse in tears. But it has nothing to do with death.The Nigerian sporting community would forever wish the sudden death [...]

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    NFF signs Swede, Dennerby, to manage Super Falcons

NFF signs Swede, Dennerby, to manage Super Falcons

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed a three year contract with Thomas Dennerby to coach the Super Falcons.According to a statement by the federation on Thursday, Dennerby's contract enables him to come along with an assistant, a fellow Swedish, Jorgen Peterson.“The NFF decided to go for a coach of the calibre of Thomas Dennerby for three reasons: to sustain [...]

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