The worldwide players’ union FIFPro and FIFA today announced the 55 players shortlisted for the FIFA/FIPro World XI 2010 (see full list below), which is to be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich on 10 January 2011.Read More
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) is to investigate claims about the gender of some players at the recent African Women’s Championship.Read More
The National Sports Commission and the Nigeria Professional League have thrown their weight behind the forthcoming Nigeria International Football Expo holding in Lagos next month.Read More
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria( AFN) has sent in a strong five man list to the organizers of the 10th AKS/NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Championship whose grand finale will come off in Eket on Saturday,December 4.Read More
Former Eagles’ stars Emmanuel Amunike and Peter Rufai are front runners in the race by ex-internationals to assist Coach Samson Siasia.
It was gathered from competent sources that Amuneke has been favoured as assistant coach while Rufai will take the role of goalkeeper’s trainer. The duo are among the list of former players who are jostling to join the national team. Others include Henry Nwosu and Sylvanus Okpalla.
Former Nigeria Football Association chairman, Ibrahim Galadima has vowed not to make the same mistakes that led to the suspension of Amos Adamu from the executive committee of the world soccer governing body, FIFA.Read More
Despite the sour relationship between Nigeria and Iran that resulted in the cancellation of the international football friendly between the two countries, the Nigeria Football Federation is still hopeful the tie could hold on a later date.Read More
The Super Falcons will file out against their German counterparts in an international friendly today in Germany. Coach Eucharia Uche who is leading the girls in today’s encounter has described the game as a big test for them after their triumph at the 2010 Caf African Women’s Championship in South Africa this month.Read More
Equatorial Guinea’s football federation (Feguifoot) says claims that the country fielded male players in its women’s side are “defamation”.
The team finished second in the African Women’s Championship (AWC) and have qualified for next year’s World Cup.
Atlanta ‘96 Olympic gold medalist, Kingsley Obieku has called on the new Eagles coach, Samson Siasia to hands off Heartland FC of Owerri and face his new assignment.Read More
Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, has vowed to stamp out the ugly incident of drug use by Nigerian athletes at major international competitions.Read More
FORMER board mem-ber of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Dr Peter Singabele has applauded the nomination of erstwhile Chairman of the NFA, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima as a replacement for disgraced Dr Amos Adamu as an executive member of Confederation of African Football, CAF.Read More
Samson Siasia will have enough players to screen in the exercise of building a new national team.Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation Technical Committee Chris Green said yesterday that he alone had a list of up to 200 players playing football outside Nigeria.Read More
Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea would carry Africa’s cross at the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup final next June in Germany.
The two countries got their tickets after qualifying for the final of the Africa Women Championship in South Africa where Nigeria’s Falcons beat Equatorial Guinea 4-2 to carry the cup and wear the toga of Africa’s champions.
In front of thousands of supporters, Qatar 2022 Bid representatives and judges of the Guinness Book of World Records, QAPCO – Qatar Petrochemical Company has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest T-shirt ever made, measuring 72.2 metres long and 48.7 metres wide.Read More