FIFA condoles NFF over Kofarmata’s death

November 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a message of condolence to the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, over the death on Monday, 31st October 2022 of former Nigeria international forward Bello Kofarmata. The FIFA boss, in his letter dated 4th November, wrote: “I would like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Read More

New NFF President inaugurates NPFL’s IMC, demands integrity in Nigeria League

October 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau says it is incumbent on the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Nigeria Professional Football League to imbue the nation’s elite domestic cadre with integrity, credibility and a firm hand on management and administration in order to turn things around for the better. Speaking at the inauguration of the committee Read More

SWAN sets up electoral committee, congratulates new NFF President

October 3, 2022 Editor 0

The National leadership of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has approved the setting up of a five-man SWAN electoral committee to conduct election at the expiration of the tenure of the current National Executive Committee (NEC). Also, SWAN led by Sir Honour Sirawoo has congratulated the newly elected Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Ibrahim Musa Gusau and the entire Read More

How Gusau emerged as new NFF President, took over from Pinnick

September 30, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Ibrahim Gusau, chairman of chairmen in the immediate past board anchored by Amaju Pinnick has emerged the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He is the 36th person to occupy the seat since Henry Augustus Porter, the founding president of the football body on 21 August 1933. In an election full of drama and characterised by spate of Read More

Breaking: Ibrahim Gusau wins NFF election

September 30, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected the new President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He was elected at NFF’s 78th Elective Congress in Benin, the Edo State capital on Friday. Gusau polled 21 votes to beat his closet challenger former Ist Vice President Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi who got 12 votes while the erstwhile League Management Committee (LMC) Chairman Shehu Read More

NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, emerges NAPHER.SD first vice president in ABU Zaria

September 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi was on Friday elected the 1st Vice President of the National Association of Physical and Health Education, Sports and Dance (NAPHER.SD) at the association’s congress that took place at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Also elected alongside the respected sports administrator are Professor B. F. Adeyanju (President); Professor Joshua Umelfekwem Read More

Breaking: Another crisis hits NFF as court stops September 30 elections

September 15, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) September 30, 2022 elective congress has been put on hold by a high court in Abuja. Hon. Justice Inyang Ekwo at about 9.45am on Thursday 15 September, 2022, presiding over a matter in suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1376/2022 between (1) Harrison Jalla (2) Chief Rumson Victor Baribote (3) Austin Popo (4) The Registered trustees of the National Read More

FG withdraws recognition of LMC as NPFL organisers, declares body illegal, tells NFF what to do

September 9, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The federal government has declared the League Management Company (LMC), an independent body managing the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as illegal. The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Sports development Ismaila Abubakar announced this in a strong worded press statement on Friday morning September 9, 2022. The statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Nigeria’s capital reads, “In view Read More

NFF elections: SWAN disowns impostors, alerts electoral committee, aspirants

September 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Sports Writers of Nigeria (SWAN) has washed off hands from a group masquerading as Sports Journalists, claiming to be organising debate for contestants vying for positions ahead of September 30, 2022 elective congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In a press statement, the Secretary General of SWAN Jude Opara on Friday in Abuja, said SWAN FCT chapter neither Read More

Aspirant, Marcellinus Anyanwu, gets YSFON backing, joins NFF Presidency race 

September 2, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Erudite administrator and coach, Marcellinus Anyanwu, has declared interest to vie for the post of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Marcelo’s declaration has jerked up the number of those jostling for same position ahead of the NFF elective congress scheduled for September 30, 2022. Marcelo, a youth specialist coach and Arsenal U-17 team coach at the Arsenal Soccer School Read More

NFF elections: NNL chief executive, Sajo Mohammed, joins race, picks form

September 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Chief Executive officer, Nigeria National League (NNL), Sajo Dandija Mohammed Esq, has joined the race of aspirants seeking to occupy top seats at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ahead of the Friday September 30, 2022 elective congress, scheduled for Benin City, the Edo State capital. Barr. Sajo who is seeking to be a member of the NFF Executive Committee Read More

2022 election: Endorsement galore as Seyi Akinwumi declares to lead NFF 

August 30, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo Abuja 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 1st vice-president Barrister Seyi Akinwumi Tuesday August 2022 formally declared his intention to contest for the position of the president of the federation in the September 30 elective congress slated  for Benin, the Edo state capital. It was however a gathering of the major football stakeholders ranging from the administrators to the ex-internationals and the state Read More

Breaking: Again, NFF abandons Nigeria’s Falconets, team sleep on airport’s bare floor, stranded at Turkey after buying own boots, others [PICTURES]

August 24, 2022 Editor 0

After crashing out of the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, the Nigeria U20 Women’s national team, Falconets, are stranded in Istanbul, Turkey. According to feelers, the two times FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finalists left Costa Rica on Monday at 6:30am and were pictured sleeping on bare floor and chairs at the Istanbul Airport after staying Read More

Elections: Musa Amadu declares to lead NFF, unveils 22-point agenda

Former General Secretary Barrister Musa Amadu has declared that if he becomes the Nigeria Football Federation president he will run a very transparent and accountable body that will be easily accessible to generality of the people. Amadu stated this Tuesday in Abuja when declaring his intent to contest for the plum job.  The colourful event attracted the likes of former Read More

Akunwunmi backs August 18 AGA date, election in September, rallies football stakeholders (VIDEO)

August 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The first Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi has confirmed that the proposed Annual General Assembly (AGA) involving all football stakeholders in the country will be held on August 18, 2022. Akinwunmi who spoke via short video clip already on social media space on Monday noted that in line with the statutes of NFF and Read More

More woes for Nigeria’s women football as NFF abandons Falconets, Super Falcons grumble in Morocco

July 22, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

There appears no end to the woes bedeveling women football in Nigeria on daily basis, the latest being that the country’s women U-20 national team, the Falconets now treck to training ground as they prepare for next month’s FIFA U20 women World Cup scheduled for Costa Rica. The players who train every day inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja are Read More

NFF elections: Many football stakeholders hail FG’s intervention 

June 25, 2022 Editor 0

Most stakeholders in Nigeria’s football circle have commended the federal government for intervening to avert another round of crisis looming ahead 2022 elections of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). As it has been over the years, the country’s football fraternity has always been deeped into protracted crisis before and after every election year. To forestall the reoccurring incident, the federal Read More

Pertinent questions and glaring truths staring Nigerian Football Federation on the face

June 25, 2022 Editor 0

When all parties meet at the crossroads, the Nigerian football ecosystem must face some hard questions head-on. The subject of infrastructure will continue to dominate the fore of discussion when Nigeria football is juxtaposed with its contemporaries in the beautiful game. When one looks in hindsight, the Nigerian Football Federation has not given Nigeria even a single football pitch as Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped ex-NFF General Secretary Sani Toro, 2 others regain freedom

June 21, 2022 BBC 0

Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released three men including Ahmed Sani Toro, a former secretary-general of the then Nigeria Football Association (NFA). Toro’s son told BBC Sport Africa that his father is on his way home after the ordeal. A police spokesperson has confirmed the release of the hostages but did not give further details. BBC Sport understands that the Read More

Breaking: Ex-NFF top official kidnapped

June 19, 2022 Editor 0

Unknown gunmen on Saturday night struck and kidnapped former General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Sani Ahmed Toro. The dare-devil men also abducted a former assistant Coach of the Super Eagles Garba Bauchi State Police Command has already confirmed the latest development. The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakili, while confirming the abduction, said he is Read More

Benue FA honours NFF Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi

June 15, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The executive board of Benue State Football Association (BSFA), led by its chairperson Rt. Hon. (Mrs) Margaret Icheen has honoured the 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, with a special award as “Father of Nigeria Grassroots Football”. Presenting the award during the closing ceremony of 2022 Ratels/Benue state League, sponsored by Ratels Sports Development Read More

Breaking: FIFA goal project deserted as Nigerian footballer slumps, dies in Abuja

June 7, 2022 Editor 0

A young Nigerian footballer whose name was given as Emmanuel Jumbo on Tuesday morning collapsed inside FIFA goal project pitch and died on the way to hospital. The pitch is located within package B of Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja, same vicinity where the headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is currently located. Specifically, it’s situated about 50 metres Read More

Periscoping Nigeria’s sports development

May 23, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Today, sport has become a big deal. This is because it not only serves the entertaining, recreational and wellness purposes, it is now a money-spinning venture that people and nations cannot afford to gloss over it due to what it can do for societal transformation. Hence, paying adequate attention to sports development is a worthwhile effort that should not be Read More