Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag "Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)"

    Simba Group renews partnership with NFF

Simba Group renews partnership with NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has described Simba Group as a worthy partner in the journey to make the country football fulfilling for players and fans. Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, disclosed this on Friday at the contract renewal signing ceremony between the company and the federation in Lagos. Simba Group, distributors of TVS tricycle and motorcycle, extended its contract with the NFF [...]

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    NFF on estacode scam: CAF only sent economy tickets so we upgraded

NFF on estacode scam: CAF only sent economy tickets so we upgraded

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it bought business class tickets for its officials who attended the Confederation of African Football (CAF) congress which was held in Egypt in 2015.  TheCable had reported how NFF spent millions on the all-expense trip paid for by CAF.  CAF in its response to an enquiry from the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Nothing scares me on the football pitch, I’m like a pit bull, says Omidiji Jnr

INTERVIEW: Nothing scares me on the football pitch, I’m like a pit bull, says Omidiji Jnr

Most of the greatest Nigerian footballers in history had their roots at the youth level - from where they rise and develop into greatness. Lateef Omidiji Jnr, a 13-year-old Nigerian based in Las Vegas, US, hopes to tow that oft-travelled path of legendary footballers. The only difference between the Nigerian starlet and youth stars of old is that he's already quite known [...]

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    My ‘son’ was killed, his death was not an accident, says Omagbemi

My ‘son’ was killed, his death was not an accident, says Omagbemi

Super Falcons' coach Florence Omagbemi has said that the death of her 15-year-old nephew was not an accident but that he was killed. The AFCON winning coach adopted Samson following the death of her sister barely six months after his birth. The bodies of the teenager and a friend were found in a hotel swimming pool in Effurun, Warri, Delta state. They were discovered [...]

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    Rohr: Why Mikel, Ighalo were not invited for S’Africa clash

Rohr: Why Mikel, Ighalo were not invited for S’Africa clash

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles manager, has revealed why John Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo were not invited for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. "The reasons for not inviting players in the Chinese League is because it is very difficult to monitor the players there," he told TheCable on Monday. "One of them is injured, that is our captain. The other one is [...]

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    Eagles determined to inflict second ever defeat on Corsica

Eagles determined to inflict second ever defeat on Corsica

Corsica's senior team, which the Super Eagles will square up against in a friendly match on Friday, has only ever been beaten once - but the Nigerian national team is determined to change that. According to a statement released by the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) on Wednesday, the Super Eagles are hoping to inflict on the Corsica senior team, the second defeat [...]

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    NFF says no France training camp for Super Eagles

NFF says no France training camp for Super Eagles

There will be no Super Eagles training camp in France after the May 26 friendly game with Corsica. Ademola Olajire, Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) media director, disclosed this to TheCable on Thursday. "The Eagles will play just one tune-up match against Corsica on May 26 and leave for Uyo two days later to complete preparations for the game in the Akwa Ibom state [...]

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    How Ugo Ehiogu ‘rejected the call’ to play for Nigeria

How Ugo Ehiogu ‘rejected the call’ to play for Nigeria

The footballing world has been in a state of shock, disbelief and sadness since Ugo Ehiogu, former England defender and Tottenham U-23 team coach, died from cardiac arrest in the early hours of Friday. Ehiogu, who collapsed on Thursday at Tottenham's training ground, had two long spells at Middlesborough and Aston Villa. Despite occasional injury concerns, he enjoyed a glittering career which [...]

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    Bahamas 2017: Four Sand Eagles players granted US visas, three denied

Bahamas 2017: Four Sand Eagles players granted US visas, three denied

The American Embassy has approved the visa applications of four Sand Eagles players who will represent Nigeria at the World Beach Soccer Championship in the Bahamas. The US embassy had last week approved the visa applications of five players while denying the rest of the team. However, four of the players denied have now been granted visas. They include Abu Azeez, Godwin Tale, Emmanuel [...]

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    Dalung threatens to clamp down on NFF

Dalung threatens to clamp down on NFF

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, says he would clampdown on corrupt administrators within the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). Speaking on Wednesday at the annual congress of the federation, Dalung said he would "step on toes" stunting the growth of Nigerian football. “I have been wanting to ask this question for a very long time: Why do we have crises in Nigeria football? [...]

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    NFF ‘definitely not interested’ in renewing Keshi’s contract

NFF ‘definitely not interested’ in renewing Keshi’s contract

A top member of the board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that the federation is “definitely not interested” in renewing the contract of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. On Monday, Keshi told TheCable exclusively that he was resigning his appointment because he was tired of the intrigues and backbiting surrounding the post. But the board member, who [...]

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