Nigerian footballer slumps, confirmed dead

October 4, 2022 Editor 0

An unidentified footballer has slumped and died while playing at the Green Field Football Ground, in Lekki area of Lagos State. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state command SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident on his verified Twitter handle on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Hundeyin said that officers from Maroko police division brought in 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

FIFA hits Nigerian football star with more ban

September 17, 2022 Editor 0

Former Nigeria junior international Orji Okonkwo has had his four-year ban for doping violation by the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal extended worldwide by world football –governing body, FIFA. In its ruling on the case for worldwide extension of the ban, brought before it by Italian NADO, Chairperson of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, Jorge Ivan Palacio affirmed that the player had been Read More

AITEO Federation Cup kicks off

April 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has directed Football Associations in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory to take charge of registration of teams that will compete in this year’s AITEO Federation Cup competition. In a circular on Wednesday, the Federation directed that the registration of teams for this year’s edition of the country’s most glamorous football championship should commence Read More

3SC prioritise 2021/2022 NPFL season

November 14, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Management of the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan on Friday said the team’s priority is to present a formidable team for the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Addressing a press conference, the team’s general manager, Mr Rasheed Balogun, said the team is now set for 2021/22 season of the NPFL. Mr Balogun stressed that an excellent performance Read More

Sani Lulu, Victor Oyofo: Where are they now?

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Many years after their stewardships, not much has been heard about these former public servants who gave their best in the service of their fatherland and it is not clear where they could be and/or what they are doing presently. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Sani Lulu Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi was the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He was Read More

NFF, CBN All financial institutions tourney kicks-off, Calabar to host final

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Football hostilities at the All Financial Institutions’ Football Competition (AFIFC) sponsored by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in collaboration with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), will kick-off on Saturday, September 11, 2021, with the final billed for the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar, Cross River State on Saturday, September 25, 2021. According to the organisers, the group stages of the Read More

Super Eagles begin quest for Qatar 2022 World Cup as Iheanacho, Ndidi, Iwobi pull out vs Cape Verde

September 2, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will begin their quests to qualify for a seventh FIFA World Cup when the Gernot Rohr side face the Lone Stars of Liberia today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The match will kick-off 5pm Nigerian time. The football governing body,  grouped Nigeria  in Group C,  alongside Liberia, Cape Verde and the Central African Republic (CAR). After the game Read More

Nigeria Vs Liberia: Only 5000 spectators to watch match

August 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Confederation of African Football has approved for the Nigeria Football Federation to have only 5,000 spectators at next week’s FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The NFF had applied to have 12,000 spectators at the venue. “As it is known, we would like to reiterate that the CAF and FIFA Read More

Late ex-NFF President, Dominic Oneya, for burial Sept 10

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

The remains of former Chairman of then Nigeria Football Association (now Nigeria Football Federation), Brigadier-General Dominic Obukadata Oneya, who died in his home in Warri on Thursday, will be buried on September 10, 2021. The funeral rites would begin on September 9. President of the NFF and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who met with the children of Read More

Pinnick reveals positives from Mexico vs Super Eagles friendly match

July 4, 2021 Editor 0

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Fifa Council member Amaju Pinnick have reacted immediately after the Nigeria match versus Mexico that ended 4 – 0 in favour of Mexicans. The NFF supremo revealed that, he was not disappointed by the result rather, he was more impressed by the performance of the boys as there are many positives Read More

NPFL: NFF’s hammer hits FC Ifeanyi Ubah

June 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF have slammed a fine of N2, Million on Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL side, FC Ifeanyi Ubah. The fine was in relation to the aborted Matchday 20 league fixture involving FC Ifeanyi Ubah and MFM which was scheduled to hold at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu. In ordering the replay of the match, the NFF Read More

24 teams battle for honour at maiden Ekofootball Queens tourney

May 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Lagos state Football Association’s quest to develop female football in the state has given birth to a new championship, the Ekofootball Queens Championships with 24 teams set to battle for the giant trophy presented by one of the board members, Prince Ifalade Oyekan. Speaking at the LSFA office on Thursday, the Chairman of the association, who doubles as the 1st Read More

Ebi Egbe congratulates Pinnick on reappointment into AFCON committee

May 19, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Renowned sports facility construction expert, Ebi Egbe, has congratulated Amaju Melvin Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation on his reappointment into the Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of nations.In a chat with Nigeria Sports Centre, Egbe, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Monimitchelle Sports Facility Construction Company, described the reappointment of Pinnick into CAF’s flagship competition committee as Read More

Ekeji thumbs up dissolution of sports federation boards

April 30, 2021 Editor 0

Former Nigeria international and Director-General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Patrick Ekeji, has hailed the dissolution of the National Sports Federation boards by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare. The sports federation boards were dissolved Friday by the Sports Minister and caretaker committees set up to oversee their affairs until after the Tokyo Read More

Breaking: Iwobi tests negative for COVID-19, ready to face Crocodiles

March 30, 2021 Editor 0

Everton forward Alex Iwobi has tested negative to COVID-19 few days after it was reported that his initial test returned positive moments before Super Eagles faced Squirrels of Benin in Port Novo. The negative result was however confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with a hint that Iwobi will be available for selection ahead Read More

PFAN congratulates Pinnick on FIFA council election victory

March 14, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Emmanuel Babayaro, has joined other Nigerians in congratulating the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick on his victory in the CAF and FIFA council elections held in Rabat, Morocco. Babangida described the victory as a testament of Nigeria’s prowess in world’s football, adding that Read More

FIFA/CAF: NFF speaks on Pinnick’s position

March 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has described as untrue, a report in sections of the media that the President of NFF, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick was selected as 5th Vice President of the Confederation of African Football at Friday’s 43rd Ordinary and Elective Assembly in Rabat, Morocco. NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said the report was sheer falsehood as such was never Read More

NFF, supporters club congratulate Dare on installation as Agbaakin of Ogbomosho

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Akin Dare on the latter’s formal installation on Thursday as the Agbaakin of Ogbomosholand, by the Soun of Ogbomosholand, Oba Jimoh Oyedunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III. President of the NFF, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said Dare was deserving of the traditional title given the positive Read More

Pinnick becomes third Nigerian to emerge as FIFA council member

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Delegates at the 43rd General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have elected Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick into the FIFA Council. The election which took place in Rabat, Morocco, happened on Friday. Amaju secured a seat in the FIFA Council following a spate of withdrawals from the race by contestants prior to the election. Gambia Read More

A farewell to Jogo Bonito

January 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian football family is in a long period of mourning following the death of goalkeeper Joe Erico, fondly referred to as Jogo Bonito. Erico died in his sleep on Thursday, January 21, 2021. He was said to have complained of body pains and was admitted at the hospital a week earlier where he was treated for malaria before his Read More

Breaking: Ex-Minister of Sports confirmed dead

January 19, 2021 Editor 0

A former Minister of Sports Bala Ka’oje has been confirmed dead. Kaóje, aged 60 died Tuesday morning and has been buried in Abuja according to Islamic injunction. The news of his death was revealed in a statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a while ago. In a condolence message, conveyed by the media department of NFF said, “The Nigeria Read More

Eaglets are role models – Majekodunmi

January 9, 2021 Editor 0

The leader of the delegation and board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Hon. Ganiyu Majekodunmi has said that the Golden Eaglets are role models and classical example of a team that parades very young players in the tournament. Majekodunmi who is the chairman of Ogun state football association disclosed this while charging the team to put behind them Read More

MRI tests: Golden Eaglets shock WAFU medical team

January 9, 2021 Editor 0

Efforts by the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure that very young Nigerian footballers are the ones considered to feature for the Golden Eaglets received great morale booster in Lome, Togo with the MRI tests results of the players. The WAFU medical team were shocked when they conducted the MRI tests on the Nigerian players to discover that most of the Read More

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