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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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2019 U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles set for battle

Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles yesterday arrived Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania ahead of today’s 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations final qualifying round, first leg battle against their Mauritanian counterparts.

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).

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.

Amaju Pinnick appointed CAF 1st Vice President

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has appointed Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick as its First Vice President.
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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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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.

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).

Minister: Ghana FA for dissolution after shocking corruption stories

Ghana FA will be dissolved by the government after explosive revelations of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials that have shocked the football-mad nation.

Esayas Jira elected new Ethiopia football chief

Esayas Jira has been voted in as the new head of Ethiopia's Football Federation (EFF), following a long and protracted presidential election.

Real Madrid Football Academy takes off in Port Harcourt

The President of Confederation of African Football, Mr Ahmad Ahmad, on Monday performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt.

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi returns to face investigation

The head of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi arrives back in the country on Wednesday to face an investigation ordered by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

South African FA supremo faces second sexual assault complaint

South African Football Association president and Confederation of African Football executive Danny Jordaan is facing a second sexual assault complaint, it was reported on Sunday.

Luis Suarez scores as Barcelona beat Mamelodi Sundowns to win Mandela Centenary Cup

Luis Suarez was among the goalscorers as Barcelona beat South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 to win the Mandela Centenary Cup.

Governor Ambode fulfils N20 million pledge to CHAN Eagles

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has fulfilled his promise of N20 million to the Super Eagles Team ‘B’ otherwise called the CHAN Eagles.

Lagos government to re-grass Teslim Balogun, Campus Mini Stadiums

The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, said that plans were underway to replace the artificial turf at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, and Campus Mini Stadium, Lagos Island, with natural grass.

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INEC chairman meets with RECs, strategise ahead of Osun election

Barely a week after the successful conduct of the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday met with all the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to strategise on the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State and the 2019 general election.
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NLC urges federal government to thread carefully on ACFTA to avoid ruining local industries

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Wednesday urged the federal government to thread carefully on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) so as to avoid ruining local industries in Nigeria.
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The US economy is “especially vulnerable” to damage from the burgeoning global trade war, which could shave hundreds of billions of dollars off global GDP, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday.