Monday, July 22, 2019

Tag "Nigeria Football federation"

    NFF: No order to arrest Pinnick, case was simply adjourned

NFF: No order to arrest Pinnick, case was simply adjourned

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says there is no order to arrest Amaju Pinnick, NFF’s president who had been accused of misappropriating $8.4 million belonging to the organisation. Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge at a federal high court sitting in Abuja, had ordered the arrest on Monday when Pinnick and other officials being tired were absent. But in a statement issued by [...]

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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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    Supreme court refuses to sack Pinnick, NFF board

Supreme court refuses to sack Pinnick, NFF board

Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, has not been removed by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.According to a statement signed by Festus Ukpe and Arinze Egbo, lawyers at Festus Keyamo's chambers, the supreme court of Nigeria ordered the retrial of Chris Giwa's case at the high court in Jos."Just this morning, the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered judgment in [...]

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    NFF announces maiden awards, to honour players, teams

NFF announces maiden awards, to honour players, teams

The maiden edition of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) award will hold on Monday, February 19.Seyi Akinwunmi, first Vice-President of the NFF, said the award was conceived to correct what has been missing.Speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday, Akinwunmi said Lagos state is the sponsor and host of the award.He said the awardees will be selected by a committee. [...]

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    Super Eagles to play Congo, Czech, Serbia before World Cup

Super Eagles to play Congo, Czech, Serbia before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Eagles' pre-World Cup programme ahead of the tournament in Russia.The NFF made the announcement on Wednesday during a sponsorship agreement signing with Coca-Cola in Lagos.The Super Eagles will play Congo on May 28 in Abuja before the warm-up game against the Three Lions of England on June 2 at Wembley Stadium.The [...]

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    NFF signs $4m five-year sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola

NFF signs $4m five-year sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola, a soft drink company, has signed a five-year partnership worth over $4m with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The sponsorship deal was signed on Wednesday at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos.As part of the deal, Coca-Cola will also be the official soft drink for Nigeria's football teams.Shehu Dikko, NFF second Vice-President, said Coca-Cola is a globally recognised brand that [...]

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    Playing for Nigeria is a blessing, says Holland-born Eagles defender

Playing for Nigeria is a blessing, says Holland-born Eagles defender

Tyronne Ebuehi, Super Eagles right full back, says the opportunity to play for Nigeria is a blessing.The player, who turned down his first invitation to the Super Eagles in October 2016, was born to a Dutch mother and a Nigerian father.But last week in Paris, the ADO Den Haag defender was in action for the Super Eagles in their 1-1 draw against Corsica [...]

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    Nigeria, Morocco sign agreement on football development

Nigeria, Morocco sign agreement on football development

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) alongside the League Management Company (LMC) have sealed a multi-faceted strategic agreement with the Football Federation and Premier League body of the Kingdom of Morocco.The agreement will largely border on the development of football in both countries.NFF president Amaju Pinnick and Shehu Dikko,2nd vice president/LMC chairman, put pen to paper on a memorandum of understanding [...]

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    Amaju Pinnick appointed AFCON president

Amaju Pinnick appointed AFCON president

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been appointed president of African Cup of Nations (AFCON).Pinnick is also expected to head the media committees of Confederations of African Football (CAF).The announcement was made at the executive committee meeting of CAF in Bahrain on Monday.The Twitter handle of the NFF tweeted the news."Breaking: NFF President Amaju Pinnick has [...]

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    Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

The friendly match between the Super Eagles and the Etalons of Burkina Faso has been cancelled.Ademola Olajire, spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), confirmed this to TheCable, saying the game was put off because of visa hitches involving the Eagles' opponents."Burkina Faso cancelled the Monday game due to visa issue," he told TheCable."They have not got their UK visa [...]

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    Anyansi-Agwu leaves Enyimba after 7th title

Anyansi-Agwu leaves Enyimba after 7th title

The chairman of Enyimba, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, has called it quits with the seventh time league champions.The astute football administrator and chairman technical committee of Nigeria Football Federation decided to quit while he was ahead but said, “intense pressure” led to his decision.“Intense pressure from people who felt that I have stayed too long as well as consideration for my health [...]

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    Pinnick: I did my best for Odegbami

Pinnick: I did my best for Odegbami

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has disclosed that the federation did everything for Segun Odegbami to contest the FIFA presidential election.  The former Nigeria international blamed “some Nigerians” for stopping him from getting endorsements from five of the 209 football associations of the world in his quest to be elected new FIFA president.Odegbami, who was endorsed [...]

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    Oliseh flown to Belgium for treatment

Oliseh flown to Belgium for treatment

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has been flown to Belgium for treatment after his health deteriorated on Thursday.The former Eagles captain was reported to have been down with the flu before the first leg African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Burkina Faso in Port Harcourt on Saturday.According to a tweet by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), via its Twitter handle, [...]

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    NFF mourn late sports journalist Felix Okugbe

NFF mourn late sports journalist Felix Okugbe

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have expressed shock over the death of ace journalist, Felix Okugbe, who passed on at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital on Friday night.Frank Ilaboya, chairman of the Edo state football association and a close friend of the deceased, told thenff.com on Saturday that Okugbe had travelled to India for spine infection surgery, which was [...]

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    ‘Enyeama sometimes talks without thinking’

‘Enyeama sometimes talks without thinking’

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, was the guest of the YouTube channel of the Nigeria Football Federation.The 41-year-old spoke about his row with Vincent Enyeama and other issues.The transcription was done by www. completesportsnigeria.com.Let’s start with this tour of Belgium, how would you describe the result of the first game against DR Congo, from your own perspective, the positives and [...]

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    Pinnick urges Super Eagles to beat Cameroon

Pinnick urges Super Eagles to beat Cameroon

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation, has challenged the Super Eagles to beat Cameroon in their next friendly match and not to dwell on the defeat to DR Congo.First half goals by Dieumerci Mbokani and Jordan Nkololo gave the Leopards a 2-0 win over the Super Eagles in Vise, Belgium on Thursday.But Pinnick told the players in the dressing [...]

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