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Okowa hails Pinnick’s re-election as NFF President

Okowa hails Pinnick’s re-election as NFF President Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, on his re-election on Thursday, as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In a statement issued in Asaba on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa said he wasn’t surprised over the overwhelming victory of Amaju...... more

FIFA World Ranking: Nigeria now 48th, 4th in Africa

FIFA World Ranking: Nigeria now 48th, 4th in Africa Nigeria moved one place from 49th position to 48th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as Belgium and France share the top spot for the first time in the table’s 25-year history. According to the rankings posted on the FIFA official website on Thursday, the Super Eagles amassed 1415 points to finish...... more

BREAKING: Amaju Pinnick floors challengers, re-elected NFF President

BREAKING: Amaju Pinnick floors challengers, re-elected NFF President Mr Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as President of the Nigeria Football Federation. Pinnick won the NFF election, held in Katsina State, by securing 34 votes out of 44 possible votes. His closest rival Aminu Maigari got eight votes, while Taiwo Ogunjobi secured two votes. A fourth candidate, Chinedu Okoye did...... more

I won’t recognise outcome of NFF elections: Dalung

I won’t recognise outcome of NFF elections: Dalung Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports, has said that he won’t recognize the outcome of the elections into the Executive Board of the Nigeria Football Federation, holding in Katsina today. Dalung, who spoke in a sports programme on AIT, premised his action on a contentious Supreme Court order that...... more

FIFA, CAF send observers for NFF board election

FIFA, CAF send observers for NFF board election The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 2018-2022. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mudege is FIFA’s Senior Manager for Development Programmes (Africa), while Piazza is...... more

53 more Ghanaian referees banned after bribery probe

53 more Ghanaian referees banned after bribery probe The Referees' Association of Ghana (RAG) has handed life-time bans to six more referees in the wake of an investigation into bribery. It also banned 47 match officials for 10 years each, while another 14 were exonerated. RAG also confirmed the sanctions handed down by the Confederation of African Football (Caf)...... more

National Youth Games: Okowa hails victorious Team Delta, restates commitment to sports development

National Youth Games: Okowa hails victorious Team Delta, restates commitment to sports development Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday congratulated the victorious Team Delta for winning the 4th National Youth Games in Ilorin. Governor Okowa who praised the doggedness and determination of the Team said he wasn't surprised the team came out tops because Delta State is a pacesetter in sports development....... more

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba hold Rayon Sport to goalless draw in Kigali

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba hold Rayon Sport to goalless draw in Kigali Enyimba International FC of Aba, Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, on Sunday held hosts Rayon Sports of Rwanda to a goalless draw in a quarter-final first leg fixture. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the People’s Elephant were drawn with the Rwandan side in the quarter-finals pairings...... more

National Youth Games: Delta makes history by winning 4th edition

National Youth Games: Delta makes history by winning 4th edition Team Delta on Sunday made history by winning the fourth edition of the National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin to make it four wins out of four competitions. The state finished with a total of 67 medals, made up of 27 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze to win the 2018...... more

Nigerian students for 2018 World Robot Olympiad in Thailand

Nigerian students for 2018 World Robot Olympiad in Thailand Some Nigerian students are set to represent the country at the 2108 World Robot Olympiad in Thailand after coming out tops at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Nigeria held in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the WRO Nigeria was held at the Lagos City Hall, Lagos Island,...... more

Cristiano Ronaldo scores first competitive goal for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scores first competitive goal for Juventus Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus in Sunday’s fourth Serie A game of the season, against Sassuolo. The 33-year-old tapped in on the line after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and added a second 15 minutes later to give the reigning seven-time champions a 2-0...... more

Sports star confesses to sleeping with 341 women on live TV

Sports star confesses to sleeping with 341 women on live TV Former Detroit Pistons center Jason Maxiell revealed to a national television audience that he has slept with 341 women before and during his marriage to high school sweetheart Brandi Maxiell. This figure falls 19,659 shy of the number of women NBA legend and lifelong bachelor Wilt Chamberlain claimed to have bedded...... more

Premier League: Liverpool and Chelsea win again, Man City go third

Premier League: Liverpool and Chelsea win again, Man City go third Liverpool and Chelsea maintained their 100% starts to the Premier League season on Saturday, while Manchester City thumped Fulham to move into third place. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool beat an out-of-sorts Tottenham at Wembley, before Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea came from behind to thrash Cardiff and knock the Reds...... more

Perfect Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley

Perfect Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Liverpool continued their perfect start in the English Premier League, recording a fifth win of the season at Wembley, to the chagrin of hosts Tottenham Hotspur. Goals either side of half-time from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino assured a comfortable 2-0 win, but the visitors were rattled in the last few...... more

Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi battle for NFF Presidency

Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi battle for NFF Presidency The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Electoral Committee on Thursday released the list of candidates seeking to contest for positions in the Executive Committee of the body on Sept. 20. Among the candidates vying for the president of the NFF includes incumbent, Amaju Pinnick, who is also the 1st Vice President of...... more

President Weah makes surprise return to football against Super Eagles

President Weah makes surprise return to football against Super Eagles Liberia President and former World Footballer of the Year George Weah made a surprise return to international competition in Monrovia on Tuesday, playing in a 2-1 loss to Nigeria. The match came up a few weeks short of his 52nd birthday and Liberia had arranged the friendly to retire the number...... more

FIFA announces nominees for World XI 2018

FIFA announces nominees for World XI 2018 FIFA on Monday announced 55 nominees to come up with a team of 11 players to be named the squad of the year. Nearly 25,000 professional footballers from about 65 different countries voted for 55 players to select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards for the 2018 World...... more

Nigeria Football Federation inducted into FOI Hall of Shame’

Nigeria Football Federation inducted into FOI Hall of Shame’ Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the agency of carrying out its activities under an institutional cloak of secrecy that has enabled corruption to flourish in the football sector in Nigeria, frequently causing the country avoidable...... more

Serena Williams fined $17000 after US Open final outbursts

Serena Williams fined $17000 after US Open final outbursts The US Open has fined Serena Williams $17,000 for three code violations during her loss in Saturday's women's singles final, the United States Tennis Association said. Saturday's match between Williams and Naomi Osaka in New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium was marred by controversy in the second set after umpire Carlos Ramos...... more

Aruna Quadri wins first African tennis championship

Aruna Quadri wins first African tennis championship Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri on Sunday won the Men’s Singles title at the 2018 ITTF African Championships in Mauritius, the first time in his career. He beat veteran and three time champion, Egypt’s Ahmed Ali Saleh (11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-1). The victory came one month after he won the 2018 ITTF...... more

Rohr lists 5 home-based players for Liberia friendly

Rohr lists 5 home-based players for Liberia friendly Enyimba FC’s captain, Mfon Udoh and four other home-based players have been included in the list of 18 Super Eagles who will play the Lone Star of Liberia in an international friendly in Monrovia on Tuesday. Coach Gernot Rohr has also listed goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa (also with Enyimba FC), defenders Adeleye...... more

Giant killer Naomi Osaka thrashes tearful Serena Williams to clinch New York Crown

Giant killer Naomi Osaka thrashes tearful Serena Williams to clinch New York Crown Japanese Star Naomi Osaka trounced her idol, Serena Williams to lift her first Grand Slam in New York, winning 6-2 6-4. Her victory, the second over Williams, denied the American her dream record-equalling 24th Grand Slam, that would have put her on the same pedestal with Australian Margaret Court. The match was...... more

2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Ahmed Musa leads Nigeria to victory over Seychelles

2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Ahmed Musa leads Nigeria to victory over Seychelles Nigeria got their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track after condemning Seychelles to a defeat at Stade Linite on Saturday. Goals from Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo saw the Super Eagles pick up their first win of the qualifiers, with debutant Samuel Kalu causing havoc...... more

NFF slams one-year ban on Coach Salisu Yusuf

NFF slams one-year ban on Coach Salisu Yusuf The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Committee on Ethics and Fair Play has banned Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf from all football-related activities for one year with immediate effect. The four-man committee’s decision was announced in a statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications and made available to the News...... more

Modric, Salah, Ronaldo in the race for FIFA’s world player, Messi missing

Modric, Salah, Ronaldo in the race for FIFA’s world player, Messi missing Cristiano Ronaldo is locked in a race to be crowned FIFA men’s world player, alongside  former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah. If Ronaldo wins on 24 September, it will his  sixth FIFA award. But Lionel Messi — who has dominated the award along with Ronaldo over the...... more

Man United back to winning ways, Tottenham stumble

Man United back to winning ways, Tottenham stumble Two goals from Romelu Lukaku brought Jose Mourinho a much-needed 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday. In London, Tottenham failed to overcome Watford, losing 2-1. Although Mourinho got some relief at Turf Moor, it was another eventful and controversial afternoon for his Manchester United side. England international Marcus Rashford, only on...... more

U-17 WAFU B qualifiers: Eaglets eye victory over Burkina Faso

U-17 WAFU B qualifiers: Eaglets eye victory over Burkina Faso Mohammed Sanusi, General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Sunday expressed confidence in the ability of the Golden Eaglets to beat Burkina Faso tomorrow. NAN reports that the U-17 West African Football Union (WAFU) B qualifiers gets underway in Niger Republic on Monday. Sanusi told the News Agency of...... more

Arsenal overcome hard-fighting Cardiff to taste victory

Arsenal overcome hard-fighting Cardiff to taste victory Arsenal finally grinded out a win at Cardiff City Stadium, thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s winner in the 81st minute, making the Londoners snatch the crucial three points against a spirited Cardiff City. The game ended 3-2 and Arsenal could have had more goals, as first Lacazette and then Aaron Ramsey tested...... more

NFF election: No plan to disqualify Pinnick, Maigari — Katu

NFF election: No plan to disqualify Pinnick, Maigari — Katu Sani Katu, Chairman, Electoral Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has dismissed concerns that the committee has concluded plans to disqualify top contenders in forthcoming election into the NFF Executive Committee. Katu allayed the fears in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. A source...... more

Premiership: Champions Man City maintain unbeaten run to pile pressure on leaders

Premiership: Champions Man City maintain unbeaten run to pile pressure on leaders Kyle Walker’s brilliant second-half strike preserved Premier League champions Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the season as they secured a battling victory over winless Newcastle. City had seen title rivals Liverpool and Chelsea win earlier on Saturday and had to work hard for three points to keep pace at the top...... more

 

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