Friday, June 14, 2019

Tag "NFF"

    Otedola: Money will be no impediment in Chukwu’s treatment

Otedola: Money will be no impediment in Chukwu’s treatment

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has assured that money will be no impediment in the way of providing Christian Chukwu, former captain of the Super Eagles, with adequate medical and post-medical care.The business tycoon and chairman of Forte Oil, was speaking when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington hospital, Circus road, St. John’s woods in London.TheCable had broken the news of [...]

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    Senate approves conference committee report on bill establishing NFF

Senate approves conference committee report on bill establishing NFF

The senate has approved the conference committee report on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) establishment bill.The report was approved after Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, moved for its consideration.The senate and house of representatives passed different versions of the bill in May 2017 and March 2018, which led to the setting up of a conference committee.While presenting the report, [...]

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    NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied allegations of misappropriating $8.4 million.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 that held in Brazil.Amaju Pinnick,  NFF president, and four other executive members of the federation have been accused of [...]

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    2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

Nigeria will square up to Zimbabwe and Senegal in pre-Afcon 2019 friendly matches in the month of June.According to the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday, the three-time African champions will open camp in Asaba, capital of Delta State on June 2, ahead of the clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, June 8.Zimbabwe, who [...]

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    Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF SG, is dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF SG, is dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Nigeria Football Federation secretary general, is dead.Ogunjobi, chairman of Osun state Football Association, died in UCH Ibadan on Monday morning.Tunde Shamsudeen, Ogunjobi's personal assistant on media, told TheCable: "He felt unwell and went to the hospital on Saturday and the doctor put him on bed rest.""He told me to represent him at the Osun SWAN award last [...]

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    Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Falcons' warm-up schedule in preparation for the Women’s World Cup.According to a statement released by the NFF on Thursday, the team will participate in a four-nation invitational tournament in China from January 17 to 20 and will also compete in the Cyprus Women’s Cup from February 25 to March 7.The team [...]

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    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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