Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tag "NFF"

    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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    Oshoala: France friendly not enough for Falcons, we need more games

Oshoala: France friendly not enough for Falcons, we need more games

Asisat Oshoala, African female footballer of the year, says the Super Falcons need to play more friendly matches.Although the female national team is scheduled to play France, Oshoala maintains that "it is not enough".The friendly match against France will take place on April 4, in Paris, after over a year of inactivity by the African Women's Cup of Nations champions."It’s [...]

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    Dalung: FG erred… NFF board members are elected, not appointed

Dalung: FG erred… NFF board members are elected, not appointed

Solomon Dalung, the minister for youth and sports, has urged football stakeholders to remain calm over some appointments into the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board by the federal government.Dalung, in the statement released by Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, his special assistant on media, said the appointment of members into the NFF board by government was an oversight.“By virtue of their (NFF) statutes, [...]

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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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    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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    Aiteo takes over from Glo as CAF award sponsor

Aiteo takes over from Glo as CAF award sponsor

Aiteo has signed up as the new sponsor of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) award.Nigerian telecommunications company Glo was the previous sponsor of the award.Benedict Peters, Aiteo executive vice president, in a statement, said:  "This sponsorship shows that there is a clear momentum behind Aiteo’s involvement in the game."Buoyed by the success of our corporate social commitment in Nigeria [...]

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