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Ghana 2018: Dennerby Names Super Falcons’ Final Squad
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Ghana 2018: Dennerby Names Super Falcons’ Final Squad

From Dianabasi Effiong Head Coach Thomas Dennerby of Sweden has released a list of 21 players who will fly Nigeria’s flag at the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ghana. The 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations will be staged in the Ghanaian cities of Accra and Cape Coast from Nov. 17 to […]

In Come-back Stunner: Enugu Rangers Beat Kano Pillars In 14-goal Thriller To Win AITEO Cup
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In Come-back Stunner: Enugu Rangers Beat Kano Pillars In 14-goal Thriller To Win AITEO Cup

From Dianabasi Effiong, Asaba   In what must rank as one of the most spectacular Final matches of the National Cup in its 73–year history, Rangers International of Enugu came from three goals down to turn the table against Kano Pillars and win on penalties in Asaba on Wednesday evening.   A quintessential game of […]

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AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Ighalo’s Hat-trick Sends Eagles To Second Place In Group E

…Pinnick raises Gov Udom Emmanuel, Sponsors   President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has dedicated the Super Eagles’ 4-0 defeat of Libya in a 2019 AFCON qualifier in Uyo on Saturday to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR).   Saturday’s match was the first in the fresh tenure of the Amaju […]

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DECISION OF THE NFF DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE HELD ON THE 10THOCTOBER, 2018 AT BOLTON WHITE HOTEL AND APARTMENTS, ZONE 7, WUSE, ABUJA

IN THE MATTER BETWEEN RISING STARS FC VS. KWARA UTD FEEDERS TEAM FC IN THE MATCH PLAYED BETWEEN RISING STARS FC VS. KWARA UTD FEEDERS TEAM FC   The Committee decides as follows:   FINDINGS:   1.     The Committee found out that there was no Pre- Match meeting for the Match played between Rising Stars FC […]

FIFA ‘Welcomes’ Pinnick Back To Football Family
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FIFA ‘Welcomes’ Pinnick Back To Football Family

World football –ruling body, FIFA, has formally ‘welcomed’ the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick back to the fold of its elite Football Family, following Pinnick’s re-election as NFF President at the Elective Congress in Katsina on 20th September. This is a tradition after every member of a FIFA committee is elected or […]

Rohr Calls Musa, Onazi, Ekong, 21 Others For Libya   
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Rohr Calls Musa, Onazi, Ekong, 21 Others For Libya  

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has invited in-form Ahmed Musa and 23 other players for this month’s double-take 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights.   Arsenal FC of England forward Alex Iwobi (who scored the goal against Zambia that qualified Nigeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the […]

Pinnick Hails Enyimba, Demands Self-Belief Against Raja
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Pinnick Hails Enyimba, Demands Self-Belief Against Raja

Nigeria’s flagbearers, Enyimba Football Club must have unwavering self-belief when they take on Raja Casablanca of Morocco in the semi finals of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, says President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick.   Pinnick made this statement on Sunday while congratulating the People’s Elephant for their 5-1 defeat of Rayon Sports of […]

Re-elected Pinnick Pays Glowing Tribute To President Buhari
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Re-elected Pinnick Pays Glowing Tribute To President Buhari

. Promises greater focus on youth programs, says football’s winner . Maigari ‘proud of what Pinnick has achieved’   From Dianabasi Effiong An overwhelming majority of the Congress of Nigerian Football on Thursday in the city of Katsina re-elected incumbent Amaju Melvin Pinnick for a second term as President of the Nigeria Football Federation, with […]

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 […]