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NFF Crisis: Reps member chides sports minister, warned against FIFA’s sanction

The Lawmaker appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call his Minister to order; noting that the FIFA President Gianni Infantino has warned of a possible ban on Nigeria if the current actions of Mr. Dalung remain unchecked.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino gives thumbs up during a press conference at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 13, 2018, two days before the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia. - AFP PHOTO - Jewel SAMAD

FIFA: Amaju Pinnick is only recognised NFF chairman

The controversy surrounding the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was put to rest on Friday afternoon in Moscow as FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, maintained that Amaju Melvin Pinnick, remained the elected President of the federation.
Chris Giwa with his NFF executive members at the Glass House today

Chris Giwa: FIFA won’t ban Nigeria

The Ambassador Chris Giwa-led Nigeria Football Federation board has dismissed in strong terms a possible ban by the World football governing body, FIFA.

Governor Ikpeazu congratulates Amaju Pinnick on new CAF portfolio

Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has congratulated Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, on his recent appointment as the Ist Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Corruption: Amaju Pinnick, others deny any wrong doing

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has refuted claims of corruption leveled against it and insisted that it has no formal invitation to face any anti-corruption agency.

CAF orders MRIs for teens ahead of U-17 AFCON qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has directed all member nations to carry out magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests on their players ahead of 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
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CAF ban Kenyan referee for life over bribe

A Kenyan referee who had been chosen for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been banned for life after accepting a bribe, an African Football Confederation (CAF) statement said Sunday.

Amaju Pinnick appointed CAF 1st Vice President

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has appointed Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick as its First Vice President.
Referee Antonio Mateu reviews the VAR footage before awarding Australia a penalty against Denmark. Simon Hofmann | Fifa via Getty Images

FIFA picks 17 refs for next phase of World Cup

FIFA’s Referees Committee on Wednesday selected 17 referees, 37 assistant referees and 10 Video Assistant Referees (VARs) for the final phase of its 2018 World Cup, holding in Russia.
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Super Eagles to resume AFCON qualifiers in September

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will return to action when tyey face Seychelles in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture on September 7 in Victoria.
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FIFA reiterates recognition for Amaju Pinnick-led NFF, warns Chris Giwa

The World football governing body, FIFA, has again reiterated that it only recognises the Amaju Pinnick-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Focus shifts to NFF elections after Super Eagles crash out of World Cup

After the Super Eagles exited the 2018 World Cup in Russia last night, the focus for Nigeria football in the next three months or so will now shift to the elections to the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Niger government lauds IFAD-VCDP for introducing farmers’ forum

The Niger State Government on Tuesday commended the Value Chain Development Programme of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD-VCDP) for initiating the Commodity Alliance Forum (CAF) for farmers in the state.
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Nigerian trio in Russia for FIFA leadership programme

NFF’s Head of Women Football, Ruth David, in company with captain of the U20 Women National Team (Falconets), Oluwakemi Famuditi and Referee Olufunmilayo Alaba will arrive in Russia on Tuesday for a new educational programme of the world football–governing body, FIFA taking place on Wednesday and Thursday in Moscow.
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Adegboye Onigbinde warns Super Eagles to expect tough challenge from Argentina

A former CAF/FIFA Coaching Instructor and ex-Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Adegboye Onigbinde, has warned the team to be wary of Argentina in their final Group D match on Tuesday.

Bribery scandal: Abedi Pele to help run Ghana football

Former Ghana captain Abedi Pele has been appointed to help run football in the country in the wake of a corruption scandal that saw the government dissolve the sport’s governing body.

2026 FIFA World Cup: 11 CAF members vote against Morocco

Eleven CAF member associations were among the countries which did not support Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup during the voting process on Wednesday in Moscow.

Ghana’s Kwesi Nyatakyi resigns from CAF and FIFA

Ex-Ghanaian Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his roles with FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

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NFF Crisis: Reps member chides sports minister, warned against FIFA’s sanction

The Lawmaker appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call his Minister to order; noting that the FIFA President Gianni Infantino has warned of a possible ban on Nigeria if the current actions of Mr. Dalung remain unchecked.
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