Breaking: Nigeria’s football griefs again as NFF Chieftain dies

May 5, 2020 Editor 0

A chieftain of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Chairman of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Chidi Offor Okenwa has passed. Okenwa who is the chairman of Enugu Football Association died Tuesday morning after batting an undisclosed sickness. Team Manager of Enugu Rangers international Amobi Ezeaku who confirmed this latest development said Okenwa has been battling with an ailment for Read More

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NFF, Rohr ‘part ways’ as fresh Super Eagles contract talks collapse

March 16, 2020 Editor 0

Expected fresh contract renewal for Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr might have collapsed as the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is yet to initiate talks with the German-Franco tactician. Rohr who revealed this in an interview said he won’t force any contract renewal discussion with the NFF. Rohr has three months left on his current deal with the NFF which he signed Read More

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Why we set up Normalisation Committee for Delta FA- NFF

January 24, 2020 Blueprint 0

Chairman of Chairmen of Nigerian Football, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has stated that the NFF resorted to appointing a Normalisation Committee to run the affairs of the Delta State Football Association following the long-drawn intractable crisis that bedevilled that affiliate. “Early last year, the board of the Delta State Football Association wrote a petition against the acting Chairman, bordering on Read More

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Players union commend NFF, LMC, others for tough stance on debtor clubs

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF ), has commended Nigeria Football Federation, the League Management Company and the Nigeria National League for insisting that debtor clubs pay their outstanding durables to players and coaches owed before they will be allowed to participate in the 2019/2020 football season. According to a release by the Secretary- General of NANPF, Comrade Austin Read More

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Breaking: NFF vice president in fresh trouble as ICPC ‘seals’ his Abuja residence

September 13, 2019 Editor 0

Second Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Shehu Dikko is fresh dilemma, Blueprint understands. This time around, his Abuja residence located at No. 1 River Benue, Maitama in Abuja has been reportedly sealed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) following an order of forfeiture of the property by a federal high court, on Friday. Read More

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NFF, soccer fans remember Sam Okawraji, 30 years after

August 12, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation, on Monday, marked the 30th anniversary of the death of footballer, Samuel Okwaraji. Okwaraji died at the National Stadium, Surulere on August 12, 1989, during a match. On its verified Twitter handle, the NFF shared a video in memory of the late football player. In the video, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick was quoted as saying, “We Read More

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NFF Bill 2019: 21 benefits for Nigeria football development

May 27, 2019 Editor 0

Recently, the Nigerian Senate passed a new establishment act for the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), which provides a framework for the domestication of the NFF and FIFA statutes. This Bill also provides an enabling environment to ensure good governance, management in the operations of the NFF and the sustainable development of Football in Nigeria in line with international standards. Here Read More

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Breaking – FA election: Yusuf Fresh, other board members re-elected in Niger

May 26, 2019 Editor 0

Outspoken board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, has been re-elected as Chairman of Niger State Football Association (NSFA), alongside other members of the board. All the board members were returned unopposed by the Congress members comprising of all the 25 local football councils in the state, representatives of female football league, Nation-wide league one, Players Read More

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Nlemigbo: Why I deserve another term at FCT FA

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

Barr (Mrs) Victoria Nlemigbo is currently a seasoned sports administrator who is also a practising lawyer in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and beyond. In this interview with Blueprint weekend Sports crew, she spoke about football administration vis-a-vis the forthcoming Football Association (FA) elections scheduled to take place in part of Nigeria in June, 2019,  among other issues. Excerpt My Read More

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SWAN hails members’ appointments as National teams’ media officers, commends NFF

April 26, 2019 Editor 0

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo, has commended the Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation for appointing members of the association as media officers of various national football teams. Recognising the gesture as the first time in the history of the association to have such numbers, Sirawoo stressed that the NFF has further deepened SWAN’s determined efforts Read More

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Lulu set to splash N10.8m scholarship on student players

April 26, 2019 Editor 0

Former President of Nigeria Football President (NFF), Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, will this weekend award academic scholarship worth over N10.8 million on 15 outstanding student players selected from the recently organized football competitions in Kogi State and Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the program of events released by the Secretary of FOSLA Academy, Patrick Ngwaogu, the list of the Read More

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At last, NNL dusts up draws, fixtures, begins new football in April

April 5, 2019 Editor 0

NIGERIA NATIONAL LEAGUE 2018/2018 SEASON Draws GROUP B1: SHOOTING STARS ABIA COMETS BAYELSA UTD OSUN UTD GIANT BRILLAS FC GROUP B2: AKWA STARLETS JOSSY FC J.ATETE FC 36 LION FC STATIONERY STORES FC DE SAPELE FC GROUP B3: NNWEI UTD ROVERS UTD DYNAMITE FC GATEWAY UTD EKITI UTD GROUP B4: CROWN FC WARRI WOLVES IBOM YOUTH FC WORD OF LIFE Read More

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NFF awards: FIFA, CAF felicitate with winners as Ahmed Musa emerge 2018 best player in Nigeria

April 2, 2019 Editor 0

World football governing body FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF) have congratulated winners of Monday night awards organised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and its partner. Super Eagles and Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward, Ahmed Musa emerged the Nigerian Player of the Year 2018 at the 2nd AITEO/NFF Football Awards which held Monday night at the Eko Hotel Read More

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Delta police assures of adequate security during AFCON qualifier

March 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Delta state police command has assured of adequate security during the AFCON qualifier and international friendly matches between Nigeria, Egypt and Seychelles. The international friendly matches are billed to hold at Stephen Keshi Township Stadium Asaba on the 22nd and 26th of March, 2019. The command said Nigerians are expecting visitors from other African countries especially, Seychelles and Egypt, among others. Read More

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Ex-Enugu Rangers coach dies as Nigeria football mourns again

February 20, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have confirmed that the Assistant Coach of the country’s Beach Soccer National team, the Super Sand Eagles, Chukwuma Agbo, is dead. Coach Agbo, it was gathered, died early Wednesday morning. The NFF on its official Twitter wrote: “Yet another painful loss! We are sad to hear of the passing of Assistant Coach of our Beach Read More

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Ogunjobi for burial March 15 as FIFA mourns ex-NFF Scribe

February 19, 2019 Editor 0

The remains of the late Taiwo Ogunjobi, former footballer and administrator will be committed to mother earth on March 15. According to a media release by his personal assistant, Tunde Shamsudeen, the family of the late football administrator also expressed thanks to all that have directly or indirectly offered heart-felt condolences, support and well wishes during the trying period. “Whilst Read More

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Dalung shocked over Ogunjobi’s demise

February 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has described the news of the death of former NFF scribe Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi as shocking. The sad news was announced by  late Chief Ogunjobi’s Personal Assistant Tunde Shamsudeen on Monday February 11, 2019.   Reports said he died  at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Barrister Dalung in a statement described the former Read More

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Breaking: Ex-NFF Scribe Ogunjobi is dead

February 11, 2019 Editor 0

Former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi has passed on. He was aged 65. Ogunjobi was the Osun Football Association boss before his demise. The late Soccer Sage also served for immediate past Osun Governor Rauf Aregbesola as Special Assistant. Ogunjobi passed on at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Read More

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Ahead AWCON final, Pinnick pours dollars’ promise on Super Falcons

November 29, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has opted to double the winning bonus of the Super Falcons as a big incentive ahead Saturday’s 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations Final against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Accra. President of the NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, made the pledge when he met with the players and officials at the AH Hotel, Accra on Read More

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NFF Elections: 2019 AFCON Qualifier: Bafana tackle Eagles in Johannesburg

September 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

Bafana Bafana of South Africa have announced they will host the Super Eagles in a crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier on November 17 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Bafana’s recent matches have been staged in Durban. However, SAFA announced that the country’s team will now play their next two AFCON qualifiers at the 80,000-capacity FNB Stadium – vs The Pirates Read More

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Flying Eagles ready, battle Mauritania

July 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will today stage a second leg encounter against their Mauritania counterparts in the final stage of Under-20 African Youth Championship qualifier. Already, Egyptian officials appointed by Confederation of African Football (CAF) have settled down in Lagos. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed that the Centre Referee for the match would be Mahmoud El Banna. El Banna will Read More

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Like NFF, like NBBF …Needless feud

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

A seeming ‘incurable’ virus (in form of human induced crisis) has continued to plague two top sports in Nigeria – Basketball and football, which has, over the years, dealt a big blow on the game (on and off the pitch). In reality, the gruelling predicament at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has lingered to the Read More