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Federal govt contacts FIFA on appointed NFF board

The Federal Government is set to formally notify world football governing body FIFA that a four-man NFF board the Presidency recently appointed will only serve in an advisory capacity and will not be involved in the day-to-day running of the game in the country.

NFF inaugurates referees appointment committee

The Nigeria Football Federation on Friday inaugurated its newly–composed Referees Appointment Committee, even as the committee held its inaugural meeting at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja, the same day.

Nigeria to play England in World Cup warm-up

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play a friendly game against England’s Three Lions at Wembley on June 2 as part of its preparation for 2018 World Cup.

I have lost faith in CAF Awards – Godwin Izilien

Former handler of the Super Falcons and National U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, Coach Godwin Izilien, says the Confederations of African Football (CAF) Awards held in Accra, Ghana, last week fell short of expectations of the people in many ways.

France friendly not enough for Super Falcons – Asisat Oshoala

Three-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala has called for more friendly games to be arranged for the Super Falcons ahead of the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations.

Asisat Oshoala calls for more games for Super Falcons

Three-time African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala, has called for more fixtures to be arranged for Nigeria's women's team, after a friendly against France was confirmed for the coach-less side in April.

NFF holds seminar for match commissioners

The Nigeria Football Federation has perfected arrangements to organize its annual seminar for match commissioners of the various Leagues, 9th -11th January 2018.

Minister Solomon Dalung scores Nigeria sports high in 2017

The Sports Minister, Solomon Dalong, on Thursday said Nigeria has achieved a lot in the area of sports over the last two years ago.

World Cup: Super Eagles door not close on CS Sfaxien’s Kingsley Sokari, others –...

Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, believes that CS Sfaxien of Tunisia forward, Kingsley Sokari, may make the Super Eagles squad for the World Cup in Russia if he continues his fine form for the North African side.

NFF to unveil new Falcons coach – Amaju Pinnick

The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed plans to name a new handler for the Super Falcons.

World Cup: Super Eagles to play four friendlies – NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that four friendlies have been lined up for the Super Eagles ahead of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Super Falcons to face France in April

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has revealed that the country’s national female team, the Super Falcons will be busy in 2018.

Federal govt’s appointment of NFF board members an oversight – Solomon Dalung

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has urged football stakeholders to remain calm over some appointments into the Nigeria Football Federation board by the Federal Government.

Super Eagles’ World Cup build-up timetable announced

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced a timetable for the build-up of the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Three years of President Buhari govt worse than 16 years of PDP – Johnson...

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