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

CAF presidency: CSOs back Pinnick, set to raise campaign funds

October 14, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of 87 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Civil Society Network for Good Governance on Wednesday declared support for the desire of current President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick to vie for the number one position at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2021. Already, CAF has slated March 12, 2021 for 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

Breaking: Rohr unveils 23-man Super Eagles list ahead Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies… See full list

September 21, 2020 Editor 0

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up 25 players ahead of next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria. Five other players have been put on standby. In the three –time African champions’ first games this year, as a result of the prolonged global coronavirus pandemic, Rohr 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

Uncertainty as NFF counters Ifeanyi Ubah’s election, sets up caretaker committee for Anambra State FA

August 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has set up a Caretaker Committee for the running of the affairs of the Anambra State Football Association, following the expiration of the tenure of the Dr Ifeanyi Ubah-led executive team, and pending the conduct of fresh elections. The tenure of the Caretarker Committee, which will be inaugurated in Awka, the Anambra State capital on 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

Super Eagles’ contract: NFF rolls out fresh conditions for coach Rohr

April 6, 2020 Editor 0

As new contract is anticipated for Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has handed stiff conditions which the German-Franco tactician must agree to and fulfill. President of NFF Amaju Pinnick who revealed this when he appeared before a live programme on Arise television Monday morning lined up the conditions to include; 1. He must stay Read More

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Breaking: After receiving congratulatory messages, NFF denies appointing Amokachi technical director

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

Day after friends and well-wishers called and sent congratulatory messages to former Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied ever offering any job to him. Cateforically, the NFF stated that Mr. Bitrus Bewarang remained the Technical Director of the football –governing body, and that at no time has the body called for applications from Read More

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Presidency washes hands off ‘arrest report’ on Pinnick

January 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

  The Presidency has described as “fake news” reports in the media that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest and prosecution of chairman of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick. A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, said the President’s commitment to the rule of law has Read More

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NPFL: Wikki, Katsina, Lobi beef up as Gata, Effiong return home

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Wikki Tourist have signed Ayo Asekunnowo and Adeshina Gata from Akwa United as well as Ahmed Jimoh( Kwara United ), Franklin Ebuka ( Akwa starlets ) and nine others to beef up their squad ahead of the 2018-19 season. The Giant Elephants missed relegation by the whiskers after it was decided that no team would be relegated last season abruptly Read More

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2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Nigeria Vs Libya Eagles go big to bring down Knights

October 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria will put her strongest foot forward right from kick off against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights in Saturday evening’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. Coach Gernot Rohr underscored the No-Option-To-Victory stance on Thursday, and has instructed his charges to dig deep into their reserves and replicate what they did against African champions Cameroon Read More

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Leicester City, NFF, Eagles stars celebrate Iheanacho @ 22

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation and Leicester City have a sent congratulatory messages to Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho who turns 22 yesterday (Wednesday) Iheanacho who has scored once and provided two assists in seven English Premier League games this term was born in Imo State, Nigeri, on October 3 1996. “22 today Have a fantastic day, @67Kelechi! ,” Leicester City Read More

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Golden Eaglets on break –Ugbade

September 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

As it is customary with national teams after major tournament, the Nigeria Football Federation has directed the victorious Golden Eaglets to proceed on break before re-grouping for next year African U-17 championship after emerging winners in the just concluded playoffs in Niamey, Niger Republic. Assistant coach of the team Nduka Ugbade, disclosed that the players needed some rest to calm Read More

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Why we cleared Maigari- Electoral Committee

September 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

With few hours to the 2018 Nigeria Football Federation election taking place in Katsina state , the NFF Electoral Committee has comes out to gives reasons why they gave, Alhaji Aminu Maigari ‘provisional clearance’ to contest the election The elections into the NFF’s Executive Committee 2018-2022 is expected to hold today in Katsina. Maigari, the immediate past President of NFF Read More

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AFCON U-17 Qualifiers: Fresh doles N1m to Eaglets for beating Niger

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Committee, Chairman Ahmed Fresh Yusuf, has redeemed his pledge of one million naira to the Golden Eaglets team after they qualified for the final of the AFCON U-17 qualifying tournament in Niamey, Niger Republic. The Nigeria U-17s led by Manu Garba defeated Niger 2-1 in their semi-final clash at the Seyni Koutnche Stadium, Niamey on Read More

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Weah lauds Nigerian football model

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

President of the Republic of Liberia, Mr. George Oppong Weah has hailed Nigeria as a great and worthy ally in national development, while describing Nigerian Football as a model that he wants his country to follow. Speaking after Tuesday night’s exhibition match between the Lone Star and the Super Eagles at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia, which Read More

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NFF Aiteo Cup: NPFL top guns handed tricky ties in Round of 32 draw

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria Professional Football League big guns have been handed tricky opponents in the Round of 32 of the NFF Aiteo Federation Cup. The draw took place at the office of the Nigeria Football Federation in Abuja on Wednesday. Holders Akwa United will face Bet9ja Nigeria National League side, Aklosendi of Lafia in one of the round of 32 games. The Read More

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We did not delegate our duties –Magu

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has told the nation to give his organisation two weeks within which they would conclude and report back to the nation the issue of corruption in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Speaking at an interactive session with senior journalists at the new headquarter of the organisation, Magu said, Read More

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CAF Confed Cup: Rayon Sports’ Djabel eyes Enyimba win

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

CAF Confed Cup: Rayon Sports’ Djabel eyes Enyimba win Rayon Sports of Rwanda forward, Manishimwe Djabel, is confident that the club can create a big upset by beating two-time ‘ champions, Enyimba in their CAF Confederation Cup, quarter-final, first-leg fixture at the Stade Nyamirambo, Kigali on Sunday. Djabel penned a new long term contract with the Gikundiro on Tuesday following Read More

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Before these musketeers empty Glasshouse

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

From one bizarre incident to another, Nigeria’s soccer body, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) hasn’t failed to astonish Stakeholders with backward steps geared towards moving the country’s football development to nowhere. Based on reported agreement by NFF’s congressmen, a fresh election is around the corner. In fact, September 20 date, set for the general football administrative poll is less than Read More