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Coronavirus takes heavy toll on budgeted FIFA revenues for 2020

FIFA is now budgeting for this year’s revenues to come in a little more than half of its original projections, as a consequence of coronavirus.

Judge denies US women footballers immediate appeal of pay claim

US women footballers will have to wait on their appeal against the dismissal of their equal pay lawsuit after a Tuesday ruling by federal judge Gary Klausner.
Former Nigeria international, Mutiu Adepoju, said playing for Nigeria at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA remains one of his greatest achievements of all his football career.

Mutiu Adepoju: USA ‘94 one of the biggest highlights of my football career

Former Nigeria international, Mutiu Adepoju, said playing for Nigeria at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA remains one of his greatest achievements of all his football career.
Osinachi Ohale has appreciated Spanish side Club Deportivo (CD) Tacon ahead of a rumoured move to Serie A this summer.

Osinachi Ohale bids farewell to CD Tacon ahead of rumoured Serie A move

Osinachi Ohale has appreciated Spanish side Club Deportivo (CD) Tacon ahead of a rumoured move to Serie A this summer.

Ahmed Musa: I started my football career as a goalkeeper

Former Leicester City forward and Nigeria captain, Ahmed Musa has opened up on his journey to stardom and the difficulties he faced.
Peter Odemwingie has admitted missing Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations winning team in 2013 remains his only regret as he retires from football.

Osaze Odemwingie regrets missing out on 2013 AFCON winning team

Former Super Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie says he regretted missing out on the team that won the 2013 African cup of Nations in South Africa.
Former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu has hailed the appointment of erstwhile National team skipper Joseph Yobo after been named assistant Super Eagles coach to replace Imama Amapakabo.

Amaju Pinnick: NFF preparing Joseph Yobo as future Super Eagles’ coach

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has stated the body is preparing Joseph Yobo as a future Super Eagles manager.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF approves monthly stipend for Sam Okwaraji, Rashidi Yekini mums

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced a N30,000 monthly stipend for the mothers of ex-internationals Sam Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini.
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Super Falcons ace Rasheedat Ajibade hails women’s national team’s maturity

Avaldsnes striker Rasheedat Ajibade has pulled back the curtain on the culture that has set Nigeria's senior women's team on the path to success.

FIFA requests Switzerland to continue Sepp Blatter probe

FIFA has asked Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to maintain its investigation into former president Sepp Blatter, football’s global governing body said on Saturday.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi's lawyer has denied an allegation of corruption against his client relating to the hosting rights for the World Athletics Championships.

PSG chief, ex-FIFA scribe face corruption trial

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke will face a corruption trial in September, the Swiss judiciary said.
Erling Haaland has emerged as a potential candidate for Real Madrid with the Spanish giants having doubts over long-term target Kylian Mbappé.

Christian Vieri: Erling Haaland is the best striker in the world

Borussia Dortmund's teenage striker Erling Haaland is already the best forward in world football, according to former ` international frontman Christian Vieri.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

CAF, Chelsea celebrate Mikel Obi at 33

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Premier League giants Chelsea have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi who clocks 33 years on Wednesday.
Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter tips US to replace Qatar as host for 2022 World Cup

Former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, believes that staging the 2022 World Cup away from Qatar is still a possibility amid fresh charges of bribery in the bidding process.
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Former Fox officials plead not guilty in FIFA corruption case

Former 21st Century Fox executives Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez and the sports marketing company Full Play Group SA have pleaded not guilty after they were indicted on criminal charges in connection with the FIFA corruption probe in the United States.
Neymar has decided he still wants to leave for Barcelona and a permanent reunion with Lionel Messi, according to reports.

Cafu: Neymar technically superior to Lionel Messi

Legendary Brazil right-back Cafu has rated compatriot Neymar a more technically gifted player compared to former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo has clarified that a hand gesture he aimed at Atletico Madrid supporters during Juventus's 2-2 draw with the Liga side was not intended to offend them.

Pele: Cristiano Ronaldo the best player in the world ahead of Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo's consistency puts him ahead of Lionel Messi as the world's best player, according to Pele, but he doesn't believe that either man is as good as he was in his prime.
Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast with 30 Olympic and world championship medals, has excited fans with a four-second video clip of a training vault no woman has performed in competition.

Olympic gymnastics qualifier in Tokyo cancelled over virus

A Tokyo Olympics gymnastics qualifier next month, which had hoped to feature US superstar Simone Biles among its participants, was cancelled Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic continued to cast a shadow over this year’s Games.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

20 Nigerian women’s clubs receive $194,030 FIFA fund

20 Nigerian Women’s Football League clubs will benefit from FIFA’s solidarity funds.
Monir was arrested and taken to Cairo’s Tora prison last month after appearing on al-Jazeera TV, a Qatari-owned channel banned by Egypt’s government. Khaled Desouki-AFP via Getty Images

Controversially arrested Egypt journalist dies of coronavirus after leaving prison – family

An Egyptian journalist arrested after appearing on the Al Jazeera network has died of the novel coronavirus, his daughter confirmed, days after he was released from detention.Qatar
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Bayelsa guber: Supreme Court dismisses Timi Alaibe’s appeal challenging Governor Duoye Diri’s candidacy

The Supreme Court has dismissed Timi Alaibe’s appeal challenging the candidacy of Duoye Diri as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 election in Bayelsa State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

House of Reps urges President Buhari to order partial reopening of schools

The House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order a partial reopening of schools to allow pupils sit for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the “disgraceful decision” to lift a two-year European ban imposed on Manchester City for alleged Financial Fair Play breaches.

Jose Mourinho slams ‘disgraceful decision’ to lift Manchester City ban as Tottenham boss sees...

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the “disgraceful decision” to lift a two-year European ban imposed on Manchester City for alleged Financial Fair Play breaches.