Tag: fifa

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Bernard DayoMay 8, 2019

The Big 5: Sack service chiefs to end insecurity – ADP tells Buhari; Kano assembly approves life pension for speaker, deputy | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: Sack service chiefs to end insecurity – ADP tells Buhari The ...

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tosin adesinaAugust 15, 2018

FIFA suspension: A tale of how the NFF has consistently jeopardised the nation’s favourite sport

Unless something drastic is done by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN,) Nigeria will receive a FIFA ban by ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 28, 2018

#WorldCup2018: Here’s all you need to know about the reward for the eliminated teams

As the final round of group matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia ends today, one can look ...

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AzeezFebruary 15, 2018

The Late 5: South Africa gets new president, Nigeria drops in latest FIFA ranking and other top stories

These are the Nigerian stories that drove conversation today. President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take Nigeria to the next ...

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AzeezDecember 13, 2017

NFF sets up panel to investigate error but it’s a hoax

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has set up a four-man committee to probe the error which led to FIFA sanctioning ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 13, 2017

How the error occurred | NFF President, Pinnick reacts to FIFA sanction

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has apologised for the error that led to the sanction by ...

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AzeezDecember 12, 2017

The Late 5: FIFA’s sanction on NFF, Amaechi’s question to Jonathan, and other top stories

These are the top five stories that drove conversation today. Just as we were starting to praise him for his ...

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AzeezDecember 12, 2017

We accept FIFA’s decision | NFF reacts to sanction

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reacted to the sanction against it by football governing body, FIFA. What happened: FIFA ...

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AzeezDecember 12, 2017

2018 World Cup: FIFA sanctions Nigeria, awards 3-0 victory to Algeria

World football governing body, FIFA has sanctioned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Algeria ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 1, 2017

#WorldCupDraw: These are the countries Nigeria is likely to face ahead of tonight’s draw

The draw for the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will hold on Friday, December 1 at the State Kremlin ...

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AzeezNovember 23, 2017

Despite victory against Argentina, Nigeria drops 9 places in FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped nine places to 50th position on the latest FIFA ranking. This is despite ...

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AzeezNovember 4, 2017

FIFA approves Nigeria, Argentina clash in Russia

World football governing body, FIFA, has approved the friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina on November 14 in Krasnodar, Russia. ...

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AzeezOctober 27, 2017

FIFA increases World Cup prize money to $400m

Football ruling body, FIFA has increased the amount to be shared by 32 national teams competing at the 2018 World Cup ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 17, 2017

Russia 2018: Italy to face Sweden | FIFA releases schedule for European #WCQ play-offs

Ties will be played between November 9 and 14. The team listed first will play the first leg at home. ...

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AzeezOctober 5, 2017

FIFA expels Equatorial Guinea from 2019 Women’s World Cup

FIFA’s disciplinary committee has expelled the Equatorial Guinea from the 2019 Women’s World Cup scheduled for France if its team ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 11, 2017

Nigeria moves up in latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria has moved up a spot in the latest FIFA Rankings released yesterday by the world football governing body. This ...

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ToluJuly 8, 2017

700 Boko Haram terrorists surrender; N300,000 reward for N-Power volunteer | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

447 – The number of Boko Haram insurgents killed by the Nigerian Army in the last three months. 10 soldiers ...

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AzeezJuly 6, 2017

Nigeria ranked 39th in latest FIFA rankings

Confederations Cup champions, Germany are number one in the world in the latest FIFA rankings. Victory by a second-string squad ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 27, 2017

World Cup 2022: FIFA publishes ‘corruption’ report

The new chairpersons of the independent Ethics Committee, Maria Claudia Rojas of the investigatory chamber and Vassilios Skouris of the ...

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AzeezMay 11, 2017

FIFA confirms more World Cup slot for Africa

by Azeez Adeniyi The FIFA Council during its meeting in Bahrain has confirmed that Africa could have as many as ...

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AzeezMay 5, 2017

FIFA overturns Messi four-game international ban

by Azeez Adeniyi World football governing body, FIFA, on Friday overturned the four-game ban against Barcelona star Lionel Messi for ...

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ToluApril 8, 2017

N448m cash found in a shopping plaza, 12000 deportees | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

N448 million – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) uncovered this amount worth of cash stashed in several Ghana ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 30, 2017

2026 World Cup: FIFA proposes 9 slots for Africa in new 48-team competition

by Dolapo Adelana Nine African countries may get the opportunity to represent at the 2026 edition of the FIFA World cup, ...

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RoqeebahMarch 28, 2017

The YNaija Cover this evening – the 28th of March

Read these stories and analyses here, here and here now!

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 28, 2017

The Late 5: These are the stories that drove conversations today

by Dolapo Adelana These are the top five stories that drove conversations today. 1. Senate suspends confirmation of INEC RECs ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 28, 2017

FIFA hands Lionel Messi four-match ban

by Dolapo Adelana Football governing body, FIFA has banned Argentina captain, Lionel Messi for four matches. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee ...

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ToluMarch 17, 2017

Who is Ahmad Ahmad? The man who just ended Hayatou’s 29-year reign as CAF President

It only took 29 long years after but the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has witnessed the emergence of a new ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 17, 2017

FIFA bans Mali from international football

by Dolapo Adelana World Football governing body FIFA has suspended Mali from international football due to government interference. FIFA took ...

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AzeezMarch 9, 2017

Trump’s travel ban may affect US 2026 bid – FIFA

by Azeez Adeniyi World football governing body, FIFA has said US President Donald Trump’s travel ban may affect the country’s ...

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RoqeebahMarch 1, 2017

The YNaija Cover this evening – the 1st of March

Read the full stories and analyses here, here and here now!

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