Pinnick to Continue as NFF Chairman, Defeats Maigari, Ogunjobi, Others

Amaju Pinnick has been handed a new mandate to lead the Nigeria Football Federation for a new term as its Chairman. He was re-elected on Thursday, after defeating other contenders in an election that saw other experienced football administrators seeking the coveted seat as Nigeria’snumber one citizen in football business. Mr. Pinnick scored a total of 34 votes to emerge victorious. Alhaji Aminu Magari got eight votes; Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi got two votes while Honourable Chinedu Okoye did not have any vote. In all, 44 delegates from states football federation…

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NFF Chairman, Pinnick Sacked

Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick has been sacked. This folowed a memo issued by the the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, directing the NFF to immediately comply with the judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on April 27, 2018, which restored the orders of the Federal High Court, setting aside the purported election into the Executive Committee of the NFF held on September 30, 2014. According to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, the directive came as a rsult of…

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Akhor Will be Valuable to any Foreign Club, Teammates Insist

Former skipper of Bendel Insurance Football Club, Sameki. O. Akhor will be a blessing to any foreign club that is fortunate early enough to pen down his signature, the teammates of the prolific attacking midfielder have said. Akhor was a dependable player for Bendel Insurance FC all through the period he played for the club. His effort lifted the club to the final of the 2017/2018 FA Cup. Eventually, His dribbling and goal scoring capability earned the club the long awaited 2017/2018 FA Cup. While commending the effort of the…

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Zambia 1 – Nigeria 2: My Opinion

By Lanre Akinola It’s been sometime now that Nigerian super Eagles secured and away win in a competitive game, more importantly, scoring two goals. On the basis of this, the result of this match is heart warming. That said, I wish to review the match very briefly: Our first half performance was good, the attack line did very well closing down the defence line of Zambia and denying them the chance to build from the rear. The interplay between the forward player was great and the two goals wonderful. I…

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Double Tragedy Hit Nigeria’s Coach, Oliseh in Belgium

Thursday was not a good day for Nigeria’s national team coach, Sunday Oliseh as he suffered two major losses, back-to-back. First, it was the angry walk-out of the team’s main goal keeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama and a 2-0 loss to the Democratic Republic of Congo in an international friendly played same Thursday in Belgium. Earlier, the goalkeeper, who has been Nigeria skipper since Joseph Yobo quit international football, announced his decision to quit the former African champions, after a reported face-off between him and Coach Oliseh. Enyeama had reportedly…

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Oliseh Invites 23 Home Based Eagles Ahead of Tanzania Clash

By Obamayowa Adeoye Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh has announced a list of 23 home based footballers ahead of next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania. Most of the players on that list were part of the U-23 squad which qualified for the African U-23 Championship finals, after a difficult game in Brazzaville last Sunday. The Super Eagles is planning for Oliseh’s debut match as a coach, -a cracker against Tanzania in Dar-es-Salaam on September 5 in the qualification series for Gabon 2017. Coach Oliseh’s list…

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Amokachi Recalls Ideye, Ujah

By Charles Fashina West Brom hitman and Super Eagles striker, Brown Ideye (pictured below) will make a return to the national team after acting coach Daniel Amokachi included his name in a 27-man squad lined up to face Bolivia and South Africa in separate friendly matches. Amokachi also recalled Anthony Ujah of Cologne as the coach dropped frontman, Emmanuel Emenike for the matches. Team captain and Lille goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, who is widely expected to earn his 100th cap for the country, is in the squad too. Ogenyi Onazi, Hope Akpan…

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CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Kano Pillars in an Impressive Start

Nigeria’s representatives at this year’s CAF Champions League, Kano Pillars on Saturday thrashed their South Sudanese counterparts, Al-Malakia by two goals to none in the first round elimination match played at Juba, the home of Al-Malakia. The goals came through the boots of both Gambo Muhammed and Christian Obiazor in the second 45 minutes of the match. Gambo opened scoring in the first four minutes of the second half while Obiazor made it 2 for the Nigerian side in the 63rd minute to help Kano Pillars secure their second away…

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Flying Eagles, Ghana Friendly Shifted

Due to a CAF Champions League game billed to hold at the Ohene Djan Stadium, the friendly match between Nigeria’s Flying Eagles and their Ghananian counterparts will no longer hold today. The match has been rescheduled for Monday at the same stadium in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The friendly match was designed as a warm-up game for the two teams who are preparing for this year’s African Youth Championship, billed for March in Senegal. According to an official of the Ghana Football Federation who spoke to GoalDotCom, the…

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Clueless Eagles Crash Out of Nations Cup

Defending champions Super Eagles of Nigeria finally crashed out of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations billed for Equitorial Guinea. The Nigerians struggled to play a 2-2 draw with the Bafana-Bafana of South Africa despite the extra five minutes added by the referee. Bafana-Bafana’s Tokelo Rantie opened scoring in the 42 minutes before adding another goal at 48 minute, while Nigeria’s Sonne Aluko also picked a brace for the Super Eagles scoring at 68 and 72 minutes respectively. In the other Group A match played on Wednesday, Congo defeated Sudan…

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