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

Exposed! How NFF’s refusal to pick best coach for Super Eagles is stalling selection process – Source

May 6, 2022 Editor 0

After weeks of standstill talks following the inability of Nigeria to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup, a new Super Eagles coach is yet to emerge. Findings by Blueprint revealed that the delay in deciding a substantive technical adviser for the team might not be unconnected with the reluctance of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board to heed the directives Read More

NFF leadership: Pinnick yields to pressure, drops third term agenda

April 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Melvin Pinnick has finally yielded to public pressure on his third term bid. According to reports, Pinnick who severally accused of running Nigeria’s football with mostly his personal agenda, said he would longer run for the presidency of the nation’s soccer governing board when his tenure expires in September. The embattled Read More

World Cup playoffs fallout: Chris Giwa appeals for calm

April 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

As football fans continue to react to Super Eagles surprised failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar, Ambassador Chris Giwa has urged Nigerians to stay calm in the face of the current dissappoinment. The Nigerian team Tuesday March 29, 2022 in Abuja failed to be among the five African Countries that will fly the continent’s flag at Read More

[Breaking] Resignation call: Amaju Pinnick adamant, convenes NFF executive committee meeting

April 5, 2022 Editor 0

Repeated calls by football-loving Nigerians for Amaju Pinnick to resign as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) seem to have fallen on deaf ears. This is as Pinnick convened and presided over NFF executive committee meeting one week after the surprise ouster of Nigeria’s Super Eagles from the 2022 World Cup scheduled for Qatar. Shortly after the disastrous non-qualification Read More

Breaking: NFF sacks Super Eagles’ technical crew, confirms Eguavoen’s resignation

March 31, 2022 Editor 0

Following the failure of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the erstwhile Technical Adviser, Augustine Eguavoen, has stepped down from that position with immediate effect, a press statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed. The statement has thus confirmed Blueprint story earlier on Thursday. Accordding to the statement quoting the NFF Read More

Breaking: Austin Eguavoen resigns as Super Eagles technical adviser

March 31, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles interim technical adviser Austin Eguavoen has resigned, Blueprint reports. According to an insider source within the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Eguavoen decided to throw in the towel after the Nigerian senior men team failed to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled for Qatar between November and December, 2022. The source said Eguavoen has handed over his Read More

NFF celebrates former FIFA referee advisor, Linus Mba, at 81

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has felicitated with one-time FIFA referee, one-time FIFA advisor on refereeing and the Federation’s Consultant on Refereeing for many years, Mr Linus Mba, as the erudite man-of-the-whistle turned 81 on Tuesday. General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, extolled Pa Mba’s endearing and lasting contributions to Nigeria Football, saying the one-time Member of the CAF Read More

[Breaking] Super Eagles: At last, NFF makes pronouncements on Eguavoen, Amuneke

February 7, 2022 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation on Monday announced the reconstitution of the technical crew of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles, with Augustine Eguavoen staying as Interim Technical Adviser while former Nigeria World Cup star and former U20 Boys’ Head Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke drafted in as immediate assistant to Eguavoen. This was disclosed in a statement from the country’s football Read More

NFF mourns as 3SC GM passes on

January 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserated with the Management and Players of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan over the death of the club’s General Manager, Mr Rasheed Balogun. Balogun, a highly experienced and respected club administrator, died in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Thursday night. General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said: “It is with heavy Read More

Breaking: Super Eagles’ camp depletes as 4 key players pull out, 10 days to AFCON 2021 kickoff

December 31, 2021 Editor 0

There are growing concerns in the camp of Super Eagles after up to four key players were confirmed to have pulled of Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Cameroon as from January 9, 2021. A statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday morning confirmed that experienced goal poacher Victor Osimhen will not make to the biennial soccer championship. Read More

Breaking: NFF officially appoints new Super Eagles coach, less than 2 weeks to AFCON 2021

December 29, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has officially appointed a foreign coach Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles coach. Peseiro is a Portuguese. This was disclosed in a communique issued on Wednesday evening after a virtual NFF executive committee meeting. Part of the Communique reads, “After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Read More

Breaking: At last, NFF releases Super Eagles squad ahead AFCON 2021 *See full list

December 25, 2021 Editor 0

Head Coach Augustine Eguavoen has named his 28-final list of the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon 9th January – 6th February 2022, with Captain Ahmed Musa, midfield enforcer Wilfred Ndidi and effervescent forward Victor Osimhen all making the cut for the big houseparty. The three –time winners will confront seven-time and record winners Read More

Gernot Rohr: NFF meets deadline, submits report to sports ministry

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has submitted the technical report on the performance of the Super Eagles and its Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, meeting the deadline given it by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Top sources in the Ministry said the comprehensive report from NFF is being studied before a further meeting to chart the way forward. Read More

Breaking: At last, NFF terminates Gernot Rohr’s contract as Super Eagles coach

November 21, 2021 Editor 0

Report from the headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has it that the country’s football governing body has reached mutual termination of agreement with Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr. The agreement was reached few hours ago with Rohr said to have returned back to his base, NFF source told Blueprint in Abuja on Sunday. Clamour for Rohr’s removal reached Read More