Friday August 29th, 2014
Friday August 29th, 2014
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Confusion envelopes Nigerian football

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FROM LEFT: FORMER NFF BOARD MEMBER, VICTOR BARIBOTE; NEW BOARD MEMBERS, MR FELIX OBUAH, CHIEF EFFIONG JOHNSON, MR SANI FEMA; NFF PRESIDENT, MR CHRIS GIWA AND CHIEF OBINNA OGBA, AFTER THEIR MAIDEN VISIT TO THE MINISTER OF SPORTS, MR TAMMY DANAGOGO, IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (28/8/14).

The League Manage-ment Company (LMC) has put on hold all fixtures scheduled for Match Day 26 following the withdrawal of services by the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) from all Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) organized matches.

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We won’t recognise Giwa’s board – Delta FA

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Pinnich Amaju

The board of the Delta State Football Association has denounced the Chris Giwa-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), saying that it would not recognise the faction or deal with it in the running of football in Nigeria.

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Giwa’s election, an aberration – coaches

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FROM LEF: FIFA INSTRUCTOR, MR POULSON JAN BORGE; DIRECTOR OF COMPETITIONS, NFF, DR SANUSI MOHAMMED; REPRESENTATIVE OF NFF PRESIDENT, MR CHRIS GREEN, AND GENERAL-SECRETARY, NFF, MR MUSA AMADU, AT THE OPENING OF WIN IN AFRICA WITH AFRICA COACHING COURSE IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (8/5/12). NAN Photo

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Coaches Association has disassociated itself from the election that brought Mr. Chris Giwa to office as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation.

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Med-View NUJ media Games: Kirikiri Warriors ready to capture FRCN, Thisday

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Title contenders in the 2014 Med-View NUJ Media Games, Team Vanguard, a.k.aKirikiri Warriors have been drawn in Group A of the football event alongside Thisday Newspapers, Galaxy Television and Radio Nigeria. There were sighs and hisses from their opponents who regretted drawing Kirikiri Warriors.

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NFF crisis an internal affair – Danagogo

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MINISTER OF SPORTS, MR TAMMY DANAGOGO

The Sports Minister/Chairman National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo yesterday affirmed that the current crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation is an internal affair of football stakeholders in the country.

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Keshi to sign N6m contract with NFF

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Coach, Stephen Keshi is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as soon as the crisis currently rocking the country’s football comes to an end.

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Mr President, please stop this mess from your minister

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Tammy Danagogo

YOU may accuse President Goodluck Jonathan of not rescuing Chibok girls more than 130 days after their kidnap by the Boko Haram insurgents. You may accuse the Jonathan administration of not being decisive in handling security matters in the country.

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Nigeria Premier League suspended over referees strike

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Nigeria’s top flight football league was suspended on Wednesday after referees were directed not to take charges of matches in protest at a governance crisis in the domestic game.

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UEFA Best Player: I’ve worked hard for this award, says Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists’ poll ahead of Germany’s World Cup winner Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben.

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Ronaldo crowned UEFA Best Player

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Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring. AFP PHOTO

Portugal and Real Madrid star, Christiano Ronaldo has been named the UEFA Best Player.

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2014/15 UEFA Champions League Draw

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The 2014/15 UEFA Champions League began with the draw for the first and second qualifying rounds at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on 23 June 2014 and ends with the final at the Olympiastadion, Berlin, on Saturday 6 June 2015.

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Don’t blame us if FIFA bans Nigeria – Chukwuemeka

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Nigeria's forward Peter Odemwingie (3rd-R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014.  AFP PHOTO /

The interim Committee set up by the parallel congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has described the action of the newly elected board led by Chris Giwa to occupy the secretariat of the NFF as illegal.

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Giwa resumes at Glass House

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Chris-Giwa

The newly elected president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Giwa yesterday assumed office as the boss of the nation’s football.

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Football crisis: Guild of Sports Editors wants Jonathan to intervene

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President Goodluck Jonathan (m) juggling the Suckett Football to electricity (a new invention)

The Guild Of Sports Editors,the umbrella body for Sports Editors in Nigeria met in Lagos on Wednesday to review recent happenings in Nigerian football and resolved that there was need for government, at the highest level, to take action on the ‘shameful happenings’ in football management in the country.

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Eto’o dumps Cameroon again

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Eto'o

Cameroon’s four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto’o confirmed on Wednesday that he was calling time on his international career.

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Sanchez strike sends 10-man Arsenal through

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Alexis Sanchez’s first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.

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NFA Congress’ faction sacks Electoral Committee, holds elections in Sept. 4

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BEFORE THE CRACK: Dr. Rafiu Ladipo (m) raises the hands of Chief Mike Umeh (l) and Aminu Maigari after their election in 2010.

A faction of the congress of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has sacked the Electoral Committee of the football body, and fixed Sept. 4 in Abuja for new board elections.

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Alonso announces international retirement

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Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football.

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Mourinho issues are in the past, says Eto’o

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Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o said on Wednesday that there was no bad blood between him and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after completing his move to Everton.

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NFF Congress: Giwa emerges factional President

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Chris-Giwa

Proprietor of Giwa FC of Jos, Chris Giwa was yesterday elected as the president of the Nigeria football Federation (NFF) by a faction of the congress at the Chida International Hotel, Abuja.

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4 Falconets get instant promotion

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Players of Nigeria pose for a team photo prior to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 group C match between Korea Republic and Nigeria at Moncton Stadium on August 9, 2014 in Moncton, Canada. (Photo  FIFA)

The Falconets quartet of Ugo Njoku, Sarah Nnodim, Loveth Ayila and Halimatu Ayinde have been rewarded with instant inclusion in the Super Falcons’ 33-strong squad list for the upcoming African Women’s Championship (AWC) in Namibia.

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Manchester United confirm British record Di Maria deal

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Manchester United players celebrate with the Premier League trophy at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on May 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros), the English Premier League club announced Tuesday.

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NFF Congress: Chaos as DSS arrest Maigari, Amadu, others

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NFF boss, Aminu Maigari

About thirty State FA Chairmen who were heading for the offices of the Directorate of State Service in solidarity with the arrested President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigar.

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NFF fire report ready next week – Fire Service boss

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Raized NFF building

As football politicians continue to jostle for who controls the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Federal Fire Service yesterday said the report of its investigation of last week’s fire incident that gutted the secretariat of the football house will be ready next week.

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‘Falconets lost to tactical indiscipline’

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Peter Dedevbo,

Head Coach of the Nigeria female under-20 team Peter Dedevbo slammed his players for losing their tactical discipline in their 0-1 loss to Germany at the Under-20 World Cup final.

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‘Keshi has no choice than to answer to Mr President’s appeal’

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WORRIED — Keshi

Speculations that the Super Eagles could face both Congo and South Africa in next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers without a coach have now been put to rest. It is understood that Coach Stephen Keshi, who told BBC that he was “taking a walk” after contract talks between him and the Nigeria Football

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NFA election: No room for Ogunjobi, Uchegulam, others, Biambo insists

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Umeh, Ogunjobi and  Odegbami

Amoni Biambo, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Electoral Committee Chairman, said on Monday that it would be an abnormality to clear more contestants for the forthcoming football board election in Abuja.

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CR tops medal table in NDDC athletics championship

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Athletics

The 4th Cross River/Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC South-South All Comers Athletics Championships has ended in Calabar with team Cross River topping the medals table with a total of 122 medals.

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‘Rejected’Ike Uche scores!

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Uche

Rejected by Nigeria, Ike Uche will most certainly continue to win the adoration of Villarreal fans after he scored on the opening day of the La Liga season at Levante.

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Jonathan applauds silver winning Falconets

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Heartbroken..

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday congratulated the Falconets for winning the silver medal at the just concluded FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Tournament in Canada.

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New contract: Minister, Keshi agree for talks after Congo, South Africa matches

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Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo and coach Stephen Keshi have reached an agreement on the ongoing pre-contract talks regarding the latter’s continued stay as Super Eagles’ Head Coach.

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Rector urges NFA to renew Keshi’s Super Eagles contract

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Nigeria's Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel and Nigeria's defender Joseph Yobo (R) shake hands at the end of Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

Prof. Godwin Onu, the Rector, Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra, on Monday urged the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) to renew Stephen Keshi’s contract as Super Eagles’ coach.

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