ENUGUâ€”FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner, yesterday, commended the government of Enugu for putting in place standard facilities at the Nnadi Azikiwe Stadium in readiness for the U-17 world Cup to be hosted by Nigeria from October 24 to November 15.Read More
Egypt and Gabon have overtaken Nigeriaâ€™s Super Eagles in the latest FIFA ranking, released yesterday, which has Confederations Cup champions, Brazil, remaining top of the pack while Cote dâ€™Ivoire are the highest ranked African team in the world.Read More
It is now clear that Warri, one of the proposed venues for the FIFA Under 17 World Cup may not be among the centres that will host teams when soccer hostilities commence in October.Read More
THREE Taekwando instructors from Korea will storm Lagos this weekend to continue their month long Taekwando workshops in Nigeria.Read More
By Tony Ubani NIGERIA Football Federation, NFF, put a final seal on its representatives in the Confederations Cup yesterday in the executive chamber of the â€œLugard Houseâ€ in Lokoja when it declared that there is no provisions for failure in CAF for the Confederations Cup. The declaration meant that the football house has closed debates
â€¢As NFF holds AGA in Lokoja NFF President Sani Lulu Abdullahi received a rousing home-coming on Monday as the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, described him as one of the brightest shining lights of the â€œConfluence Stateâ€. Speaking inside the executive chamber of the â€œLugard Houseâ€, Governor Idris told a gathering of
By Fidelis Ebu ABUJA â€“Â John Lucas,the American coach recently contracted to handle the national basketball teams, has declared that he was yet to see the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon in the team he assembled for the forthcoming African Nations Cup Championship in Libya. While responding to questions shortly before he led the team to
When Dora Akunyili, Minister of Information and Communications, made a case for Nigeria Television Authority to go digital, we gathered that the Presidency gave a deadline of June 17, 2012, for them to do so.Read More
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Executive Committee member, Dr. Amos Adamu, and the Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Amanze Uchegbulam, are among top Nigerian football administrators recently appointed into various committees of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).Read More
After Wolfsburg completed the signing of Obafemi Martins from Newcastle, with the player agreeing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga outfit after passing a medical, the Nigerian striker is gearing up for the challenge of playing for the German league champions, who are playing in this seasonâ€™s Champions LeagueRead More
By AbdulSalamÂ Muhammad KANO â€” SlovenianÂ Â Kano Pillars Football Coach,Â Sajh Scheich Ivo, says he is already looking at the semi- final stage of the prestigious CAF champions league following the battering ofÂ Sudanese side, El MerrihkÂ 3-1 in the CAF Champions League in Kano. The coach during a post match press conference expressed satisfaction
Chairman, security sub-committee of Nigeria 2009 U-17 World Cup, AIG MD Abubakar, has allayed security fears over the event in the wake of the sectarian crisis in Bauchi and some other northern cities.Read More
Spokesman of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Ademola Olajire says Enyimba has no right to pick which ticket to represent Nigeria with at the CAF Confederations Cup. Olajire said only the football governing body can decide which ticket the two-time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba, can use as they gear up to represent Nigeria at the CAF Confederations Cup.Read More
Football critic and former Gombe Footbll Association Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Gara-Gombe has hit hard on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), saying that the football houseâ€™s decision on football matters have always been based on sentiments and hypocrisy.
Alhaji Gara-Gombe was reacting to the NFFâ€™s decision on who between Warri Wolves Football Club and Sharks Football Club of Port Harcourt is entitled to represent the country in the 2010 CAF Confederation Cup Championship.
By Eddie Akalonu With many Nigerians expressing doubts overÂ the ability of the Super Eagles to make it to the finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Coach Joe Eric has restated his belief in the ability of the team to perform, saying they will post a big surprise on the doubting