By the time the first ball is kicked between defending Champions Nigeria and Germany, Nigeria would have shot into FIFAâ€™s books as the first country to host a â€˜shambolicâ€™ FIFA U-17 World Cup. The country that before now commands so much respect from the world soccer-governing body to have won the inaugural FIFA/JVC U-16 World Cup in Beijing, China in 1985 would dent that record after hosting the tourney.Read More
Ahead of the commencement of the FIFA under-17 football tournament this weekend in Nigeria, the Police high command in Abuja said yesterday that it has put up a water tight security network nationwide to ensure a smooth and safe hosting of the global sports fiesta.Read More
Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) Youth Soccer Academy has called for the support of Nigerians in their quest to churn out talents for the future use of the country.Read More
commotion at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup yesterday morning, as hefty-looking men(mostly body builders), engaged as stewards to provide security during matches protested the N20,000, approved as honorarium for each of them for the duration of the competition at the Lagos centre.Read More
The Brazilian team for the Nigeria 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Lagos sparked some excitement amongst football fans who witnessed their arrival at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport last night.Read More
There was a carnival like atmosphere at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, yesterday evening as cultural dance troupes welcomed the Nigeria U-17 team, Golden Eaglets, to the city where they will start the defence of their FIFA U-17 World Cup title on Saturday.Read More
The health condition of football players across the globe has received the attention of the World football governing body, FIFA.
FIFA recently held a 2-day medical conference to promote the health of players in Zurich.
Hondurasâ€™ leader of delegation to Nigeria 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup declared on arrival that his boys will not be weeping boys of group ARead More
In preparation for the Nigeria 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup competition which comes up from October 24 to November 15, 2009, the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in the pursuit of its mandate to boost power supply towards attaining 6000MW by December, 2009 will make concerted efforts to minimize power interruptions during the competition.Read More
Globacom Limited, the Official National Supporter and Telecommunications Provider to the FIFA U-17 World Cup, has said seamless and hitch-free telecommunications services will be available to members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and FIFA officials during the tournament.Read More