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FIFA, CAF Send Observers For NFF Board Election
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FIFA, CAF Send Observers For NFF Board Election

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  2018-2022. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mudege is FIFA’s Senior Manager for Development Programmes (Africa), while Piazza is a senior official in […]

Liberian President, Weah, Describes Nigerian Football As A Model
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Liberian President, Weah, Describes Nigerian Football As A Model

President of the Republic of Liberia, Mr. George Oppong Weah has hailed Nigeria as a great and worthy ally in national development, while describing Nigerian Football as a model that he wants his country to follow.   Speaking after Tuesday night’s exhibition match between the Lone Star and the Super Eagles at the Samuel Kanyon […]

Aruna, Meshref are African Champions
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Aruna, Meshref are African Champions

Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna and Egypt’s Dina Meshref emerged as singles champions at the 2018 ITTF African Championships concluded in Mauritius on Sunday September 9, 2018. Quadri did not drop a point from the first round (round of 64) until the final when he defeated Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1 to win his first African Championships title […]

NFF Ethics Committee Bans, Fines Eagles Coach Salisu Yusuf
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NFF Ethics Committee Bans, Fines Eagles Coach Salisu Yusuf

From Dianabasi Effiong The NFF Committee on Ethics and Fair Play has placed a one-year ban from all football-related activities on Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf, according a statement availed journalists on Wednesday. The ban followed the committee’s consideration of a complaint by the NFF as well as the Coach’s defence of a video […]

Quadri, Meshref Are Top Seeds As Singles Serves Off
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Quadri, Meshref Are Top Seeds As Singles Serves Off

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Egypt’s Dina Meshref have been seeded as top seeds as the singles event of the 2018 ITTF African Championships serves off on Friday September 7, 2018 in Mauritius. Action will return to the Beau Bassin Sports Complex after a one-day rest following the conclusion of the team event on Wednesday September […]

Abia honours iconic football administrator, Anyansi-Agwu
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Abia honours iconic football administrator, Anyansi-Agwu

The Government of Abia State has presented the State’s second highest honour to the Chairman of two –time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba Football Club of Aba, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu.   Anyansi-Agwu, a ranking member of the NFF Executive Committee, is the most successful club football administrator in Nigeria with dozens of trophies from different […]

Rohr Names Onazi, Musa, Omeruo, 21 Others For Game With Seychelles
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Rohr Names Onazi, Musa, Omeruo, 21 Others For Game With Seychelles

…Agbo, Eze, two others on standby   Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has released a list of 24 Nigeria senior players who will do battle for the three points in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles in Victoria on Friday, 7th September.   Rohr, flanked by NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi and […]

Dina Meshref Aim To Reclaim Title From Oshonaike
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Dina Meshref Aim To Reclaim Title From Oshonaike

It was in Agadir, Morocco that Egypt’s Dina Meshref surrendered her title to veteran Olufunke Oshonaike of Nigeria at the 2016 ITTF African Championship. But this year in Mauritius, the African Games champion is eager to reclaim her title and also enjoy the beautiful Island. “I hope I can perform well in Mauritius and win […]

Rivers Govt To Deliver Real Madrid Football Academy By Jan 2019
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Rivers Govt To Deliver Real Madrid Football Academy By Jan 2019

Rivers State Government has stated that the Real Madrid Football Academy will be completed between December 2018 and January 2019. Addressing journalists after an inspection visit to the site of the academy in Port Harcourt on Saturday, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Mr James Enebeli said  that construction work at the academy is progressing. He […]

France 2018: Ajibade Sends Nigeria Into Quarter Finals
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France 2018: Ajibade Sends Nigeria Into Quarter Finals

Stand –in Captain Rasheedat Ajibade was the heroine as the Nigeria U20 girls weaved their way into the 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup quarter finals following a 1-1 draw with their Chinese counterparts in Dinan/Léhon on Monday evening.   The Falconets’ top scorer in the African qualifying series tapped in at the near post […]