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Aiteo relishes ‘best African Football Awards ever’
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Aiteo relishes ‘best African Football Awards ever’

From Dianabasi Effiong   Africa’s leading indigenous energy solution company, Aiteo Group, is basking in the euphoria of a highly successful 2017 Aiteo CAF Football Awards that shook the Ghanaian capital, Accra to its very foundation on Thursday night.   A number of ‘firsts’ were established for the event before kick –off, and the turn […]

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SWAN president donates giant trophy to sports writers in Cross River

From Dianabasi Effiong   The National President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo, has donated a giant trophy to sports Journalist in Cross River State and South-South Zone.   Sirawoo said the trophy was in honour of the late National Vice President, South-South, Comrade Eddy Bekom, who died in active service last year. […]

Football: 2017 was great, 2018 will be more glorious--Pinnick
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Football: 2017 was great, 2018 will be more glorious–Pinnick

From Dianabasi Effiong   Amaju Pinnick, the President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has expressed the satisfaction of the Federation with on-field and off-field results for Nigerian Football in the outgoing year. According to a statement on Sunday by Pinnick, the NFF is also hopeful that the year 2018 will bring more honours and even greater […]

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Private Sector Operator Seeks Tax Waivers To Develop Sports in Nigeria

  From Dianabasi Effiong   A private sector operator in Calabar, Cross River have called for a legislation by the Federal Government to encourage tax waivers and enhance private-sector development of sports in Nigeria.   Such encouragement they said could come in form of certain percentage of tax waivers and so doing, many private companies […]

2018 FIFA World Cup official match ball unveiled: an exciting re-imagining  
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2018 FIFA World Cup official match ball unveiled: an exciting re-imagining  

A reinvention of a classic model with a brand-new panel design and the latest technology: in an exciting re-imagining, adidas today revealed the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which pays homage to the first-ever adidas World Cup ball. The Telstar 18 evokes unforgettable memories of the 1970 FIFA World Cup™ […]

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION HELD AT CREST HOTEL, JOS, PLATEAU STATE ON THURSDAY, 19TH OCTOBER, 2017 1) General Assembly expressed heartfelt appreciation to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Assembly, various football stakeholders as well as players and officials of […]

Pinnick congratulates Dikko on FIFA appointment
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Pinnick congratulates Dikko on FIFA appointment

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Friday congratulated NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko, after the soft –spoken administrator and marketing and strategic development expert was appointed a Member of the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee. FIFA ratified the appointment of Dikko at its Council meeting held Friday, 27th October 2017 […]

2018 FIFA World Cup: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes today
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2018 FIFA World Cup: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes today

Only 9 spots are yet to be filled at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Hosts Russia have been joined by Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Panama, Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina. Excitement is building prior to FIFA’s flagship event and ticket […]

Cross River Requires About N1b to complete Indoor Sports Hall -- Orok Duke
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Cross River Requires About N1b to complete Indoor Sports Hall — Orok Duke

From Dianabasi Effiong   The abandoned indoor sports hall of the U.J. Esuene stadium, Calabar, Cross River state will need over N1 billion to be completed.   However this figure is only for the completion of the oval portion of the hall with roofing while the other attachments for other facilities that collapsed need to […]

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Okumagba Seeks More Supporters Club For Nigeria

From: Dianabasi Effiong The National Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Prince Vincent Okumagba has advocated for a multiplicity of supporters club in the country.Okumagba, who leads a faction of the NFSC, spoke to some Sports Writers in Uyo after the Super Eagles match with Cameroon where the Nigerians won  4-0.   He said: “In […]