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FIFA approves Stephen Keshi Stadium for international matches
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FIFA approves Stephen Keshi Stadium for international matches

[FILE PHOTO] Stephen Keshi Stadium Amaju Pinnick, the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Sunday said world football body FIFA deserves commendation for approving the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba for international football matches. Pinnick said this at the Asaba International Airport, where Delta’s Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa received the […]

‘Why not?’ FIFA boss says 48 teams ‘feasible’ for Qatar World Cup
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‘Why not?’ FIFA boss says 48 teams ‘feasible’ for Qatar World Cup

President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference on October 26, 2018, after a FIFA Council meeting at the Convention Center in Kigali. (Photo by Cyril NDEGEYA / AFP) FIFA president Gianni Infantino said expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams […]

Infantino confirms FIFA opposed to La Liga plans for game in USA
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Infantino confirms FIFA opposed to La Liga plans for game in USA

President of The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino delivers a speech during the elective assembly of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on October 22, 2018 at the Hilton hotel of Rome's Fiumicino airport. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) FIFA are opposed to La Liga’s plans to […]

CAF endorses Infantino for second term, Nyamilandu elected into FIFA Council
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CAF endorses Infantino for second term, Nyamilandu elected into FIFA Council

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C-L) and Fouzi Lekjaa (C-R), 3rd Vice President of CAF, speak to the press during the 12th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly meeting in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on September 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED The Confederation of African […]

Let’s not lie, my goal was better than Salah’s, says Ronaldo
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Let’s not lie, my goal was better than Salah’s, says Ronaldo

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Bologna on September 26, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO Cristiano Ronaldo believes the overhead bicycle kick he scored for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus […]

Decision on Cameroon hosting Africa Nations Cup delayed
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Decision on Cameroon hosting Africa Nations Cup delayed

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad talks during an interview at his office in Cairo on April 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI A decision on whether Cameroon can go ahead with hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations has been postponed until the end of […]

All The Looks From The 2018 FIFA Best Football Awards
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All The Looks From The 2018 FIFA Best Football Awards

The 2018 FIFA Best Football Awards ended in style and surprises as Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards to become the FIFA’s best player of the year. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder who battled Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah in the awards […]

FIFA president Infantino has doubts about La Liga match in Miami
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FIFA president Infantino has doubts about La Liga match in Miami

FIFA president Gianni Infantino smiles after a meeting of the FIFA Council on October 14, 2016 at the world football's governing body headquarters in Zurich. FIFA executives will make a final decision on World Cup reform in January after weighing up three proposals on Thursday, as president Gianni Infantino pushes […]

FIFA/CAF picks Pinnick to head Ghana FA normalisation team
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FIFA/CAF picks Pinnick to head Ghana FA normalisation team

[File] Amaju Pinnick. PHOTO: YouTube Fresh from a successful outing in Liberia, where he was sent to supervise the country’s football association elections, FIFA has chosen Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick to lead a normalisation committee tasked with getting Ghana’s FA running again. FIFA relayed the latest appointment […]

Nwakali, four new players make Rohr’s 24-man team for Seychelles
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Nwakali, four new players make Rohr’s 24-man team for Seychelles

Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr is expected to arrive in the country today to begin preparations for Nigeria’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Seychelles …on September 7. PHOTO: AFP. Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr yesterday in Lagos picked former Golden Eaglets’ Captain, Kelechi Nwakali, Everton youngster, Henry Onyekuru and four […]

NFF lauds presidency, FEC, others for resolving crisis
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NFF lauds presidency, FEC, others for resolving crisis

Amaju Pinnick. PHOTO: YouTube The board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for stepping in to resolve the federation’s lingering leadership crisis, which helped the country to ‘avert suspension from international football on Monday.’   The NFF […]

Ethiopia fines Nigerian striker over forged documents
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Ethiopia fines Nigerian striker over forged documents

Juneydi Basha of EFF The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has fined Okiki Afolabi after it discovered that the Nigerian striker presented a fake document during his transfer to Egyptian Premier League club, Ismaily. Ismaily recently signed the former Sunshine Stars player from Ethiopian champions, Jimma Aba Jifar. The 23-year-old striker […]

We stand by rule of law, says Dalung
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We stand by rule of law, says Dalung

Nigerian Minister of Sports and Youth development Solomon Dalung leads FIFA President Gianni Infantino and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura to visit Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria, July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Picture Supplied by Action Images The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, on […]

FIFA shelves ban on Nigeria, vows to monitor NFF situation
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FIFA shelves ban on Nigeria, vows to monitor NFF situation

President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick speaks to the media in Abuja, Nigeria, July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde The world football governing body, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), has shelved its plan to ban Nigeria from international soccer, citing the Federal Government’s pledge to abide by the protocol […]