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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.

Video technology to be used for Super Eagles vs England World Cup warm-up

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has announced the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used during next month’s high profile pre-World Cup friendly against England at Wembley.

CAF bans Nigerian referee Joseph Ogabor for ‘attempted match manipulation’

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has banned Nigerian referee Joseph Ogabor for a year for "attempted match manipulation".

Paul Aigbogun: Enyimba must work hard to qualify from CAF Confederation Cup group stage

Enyimba head coach, Paul Aigbogun, insists that his team must work hard to claim a quarter-final ticket in the CAF Confederation Cup following the draw which pitted them in Group C along with Mali’s Djoliba, CARA of Congo and Ivory Coast’s Williamsville.

Three African champions in CAF Cup group

Former African champions ASEC of the Ivory Coast, Raja Casablanca of Morocco and V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo were drawn in the same CAF Confederation Cup group Saturday.

Paul Bassey: No quality players in NPFL

Akwa United chairman Paul Bassey has lamented the lack of quality players in the NPFL after three clubs exited the CAF Confederation Cup this past week.

Enyimba know CAF Confederation Cup foes Saturday

Nigeria’s only surviving club in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba, will know their group stage rivals on Saturday when they draw will be staged in Cairo, Egypt.

Fidelis Ilechukwu: MFM FC will go for broke at Djoliba of Mali

MFM FC coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has said his team will go for broke today at Djoliba of Mali so as to qualify for the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Abdu Maikaba laments sluggish Akwa United display at Rivers United

Akwa United coach Abdu Maikaba has lamented his team were sluggish at Rivers United ahead of Wednesday’s crucial CAF Confederation Cup playoff against Al Hilal of Sudan.

Confederation Cup: CAF investigates attempted match-fixing in Lagos

Confederation of Africa Football is looking into the alleged attempted bribing of the match referee for the Plateau United and USM Alger of Algeria Confederation Cup tie at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.

Al Hilal hit Akwa United 2-0 in Omdurman

Al Hilal will take a 2-0 lead going into a return leg match of the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs at Akwa United.

Akwa United depart for Sudan for CAF Confederation Cup tie

Nigeria Professional football League side Akwa United left the shores of the country Wednesday for Sudan where they will confront Al Hilal in the 1st leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs.

Emmanuel Amuneke warns Akwa United to be wary of experienced Al Hilal

Emmanuel Amuneke has warned Akwa United to be wary of experienced campaigners Al Hilal when both teams do battle for a place in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup on Friday.

Plateau United to host CAF Confederation Cup playoff against USM Alger in Lagos

The NPFL champions were given the option by CAF to either play the game in Uyo or Lagos.

NPFL clubs avoid each other in CAF Confederation Cup final playoffs

All four NPFL clubs have managed to avoid each other in the final playoff for the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup following the draw by CAF this evening in Cairo, Egypt.

CAF Confederation Cup play-offs draw seeding

CAF Champions League last-32 losers (pots A/C) will host first legs on April 6-8 against Confederation Cup last-32 winners (pots B/D) with return matches on April 17-18

Joshua Obaje shifts attention to CAF Confed Cup after Plateau United’s Champions League exit

Plateau United forward Joshua Obaje says the side will now fight hard to win the CAF Confederation Cup following their exit from the CAF Champions League at the hands of Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel on Sunday.

Plateau United crash out of CAF Champions League

Plateau United Football Club of Jos on Sunday crashed out of the 2018 CAF Champions League on a 3-4 aggregate in spite of beating Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in Kano.

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