Golden Eaglets didn’t disappoint in defeat – Amoo

January 9, 2021 Editor 0

Despite losing their opening game in group B to the Baby Elephants of Ivory Coast, Fatai Amoo, the head coach of the Golden Eaglets has said that the players did not disappoint him in the game. He admitted that it was a very difficult game for the Nigerian cadet players against their more bigger Ivorien opponents and he assured that Read More

NPFL 2020/21: Winners to earn N75m as LMC confirms kick off date

December 19, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The winners of Nigeria Professional Football League 2020/2021 season will earn N75 million, runners-up will be paid N50 million, as third place winners go home with N35 million, League Management Company (LMC) has said. LMC while confirming December 27, 2020 as commencement date for the season, said this was arrived at after consultations with Federal Government, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Read More

Breaking: SWAN President confirms receipt of FIFA Covid-19 funds from NFF

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Sir Honour Sirawoo, has commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the release of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Fund.  The NFF had released the sum of N11,400,000 (eleven million, four hundred thousand Naira) only as part of the Covid-19 Relief Fund from FIFA to SWAN  Sirawoo lauded the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF for Read More

NFF appoints Daura as new head of women’s football

November 20, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Fotball Federation on Friday announced the appointment of Amina Sani Zangon Daura as its new Head of Women’s Football.  Recruitment firm, Phillips Consulting, noted that during the entire exercise, Ms Daura “demonstrated a strong passion for the development of women’s football from grassroots to elite level” and that “she was able to prove to the panel her capacity Read More

AFCON qualifier: How Super Eagles collapsed vs Leone stars in Benin

November 13, 2020 Editor 0

Leaders Nigeria squandered a four-goal advantage at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City to delay their qualification for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations as Sierra Leone made a spirited fightback to tie the game 4-4 on the evening. It was an uncharacteristic capitulation on home ground for the Super Eagles, who led 4-0 on the half hour and Read More

Breaking: NFF stops journalists from covering Nigeria, Sierra Leone AFCON qualifier match

November 9, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has asked Journalist to stay away from Super Eagles versus Leone Stars of Sierra Leone Nation’s Cup qualifier match in Benin City, Edo state capital. The country’s football body said their decision was after the Confederation of African Football has stated that no supporters would be allowed inside the match venue. In the guidelines communicated Read More

Minister, FIFA agree on youth football development

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare alongside Ministers from selected countries on Friday had virtual meeting with the top brass of the world Football Governimg body, Fifa where it was agreed that a new course must be taken to ensure youth football development. Speaking during the third edition of the Town Hall with Nigerian Youths, Mr. Dare Read More

Breaking: Osimhen out of Super Eagles vs Algeria, Tunisia clash… Onuachu invited as replacement

October 4, 2020 Editor 0

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has been excused from the friendly clash between Nigeria’s Super Eagls and Algeria. In his place, Paul Onuachu who plays for Belgian club Genk has been invited. Confirming via its twitter handle, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a while ago on Sunday wrote, “@victorosimhen9 has been excused from @NGSuperEagles’ games against Algeria and Tunisia. His replacement is Read More

Breaking: At last, NFF names Flying Eagles, Flamingos, Eaglets’ coaches, remains silent on Super Falcons crew

September 25, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has composed new technical crews for a number of National Teams. The composition sees the return of one-time U20 Boys’ Head Coach, Isah Ladan Bosso, with Christopher Danjuma retaining the U20 Girls’ lead role, and Bankole Olowookere emerging as Head Coach of the U17 girls, Flamingos. Former international defender Oladuni Oyekale will serve as first assistant Read More

Revealed! When Super Eagles ‘ll finally return to action

September 2, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will resume action on October 9, 2020 after Coronavirus pandemic locked down activities across the world. This was confirmed on the Twitter handle of the country’s senior national team on Wednesday evening. In October, Super Eagles to play two international friendlies against Ivory coast and Tunisia. While they face ivory coast on October 9, the Nigerian team Read More

Breaking: Ex-Flying Eagles goalkeeper Felagha is dead

August 31, 2020 Editor 0

Former goalkeeper of Nigeria’s under-17 and 20 John Felagha has been confirmed dead. Confirming the his demise via their official twitter handle, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a while ago on Monday wrote, “Former National U17 and U20 goal keeper John Felagha has died. Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal. He was aged 26. Our thoughts and prayers are with Read More

Breaking: Panic grips many as Coronavirus hits NFF secretariat

August 19, 2020 Editor 0

Management and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation will undergo coronavirus pandemic tests at the Sunday Dankaro House, National Stadium Complex, Abuja on Thursday. The General Secretary of the Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who addressed the management and staff on Wednesday, informing them that the test has become pertinent following the positive detection of a member of the management. The Read More

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 Administrator 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