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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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Flying Eagles ready, battle Mauritania

July 22, 2018 Administrator 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 Administrator 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

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Exposed! Real reasons Oshoala, Onome, others boycoted France game

March 30, 2018 Administrator 0

  A friendly match scheduled between Nigeria’s Super Falcons and France senior National Women team may have hit the rock after France embassy in Abuja reportedly refused to grant local-based Nigerian players and officials visas, few days to the encounter. The test match between one of Europeans’ powerhouses in football and Africa’s best Women team was scheduled for next weekend. Read More

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NFF dumps Sunday Dankaro House for old Glasshouse

March 24, 2018 Administrator 0

  There are strong indications that the hierarchy of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has finally locked up their minds against relocating to recently completed secretariat located within package B of Abuja National stadium. Aside an insider who confided to Blueprint weekend Sports that the leadership of NFF has stopped any plans to make use of new Football structure, named after Read More

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Nigeria refs forced me to disband my club –Elumelu

March 24, 2018 Administrator 0

Ex-Footballer, Austin Elumelu at some point delved into football Administration and subsequently became Coordinator for Under-17 and 23 National teams. He later served as Vice chairman of FCT Football Association. In this interview, he spoke of interest in Nigerian football and various issues. IKENNA OKONKWO AND PAUL OKAH captured them. Excerpts Staying a distance from Nigeria football I have been Read More

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Weep for Glasshouse

March 10, 2018 Administrator 0

After reading my piece on how monies have been severally misapplied or misappropriated by the current leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to the detriment of players who at one point or the other represent Nigeria via any of the National teams, a popular figure in Nigerian football (not part of the present board) responded when we met, spontaneously. Read More

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I’m fulfilled as a football Administrator –Adepoju

February 24, 2018 Administrator 0

Former Super Eagles Captain, Mutiu Adepoju after retiring from his playing career in 2006 for both club and country has been involved in the administrative aspect of the round leather game. Currently the Spanish La-Liga representative in Nigeria, Adepoju bared his mind on sundry issues. Paul Okah captured them. LMC/La-Liga partnership/coaching programme I am impressed with the level of commitment Read More

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Presidential gaffe, 2018 soccer strokes

January 6, 2018 Administrator 0

  Ikenna Okonkwo One bizarre stroke Nigerians got less than 48 hours to the end of 2017 was the shocking announcement of many Professionals, politicians and loyalists meant to either head or occupy board positions in various government agencies and parastatal under one ministry or the other. At first, many saw it as a welcomed development, coming from President Muhammadu Read More

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Passion drives me as a football Administrator –Fresh

December 9, 2017 Administrator 0

As the recently appointed Technical and Development Committee chairman of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh who is an influential executive board member opened up to Blueprint Sports crew why he goes about growing grassroots soccer all over Nigeria. Passion for grassroots football Yes, Comrade Ahmed Yusuf is somebody that has passion generally in football. I’m somebody who has Read More

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NFF approves Rohr’s proposal ahead 2018 W/Cup

November 25, 2017 Administrator 0

  As countdown to 2018 World Cup continues, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has given strong indication that every aspect of the proposal which Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has submitted would be approved. Chairman Technical and Development committee of NFF, Alhaji Yusuf Fresh who told Blueprint Sports that already a meeting has been scheduled next week assured that Read More