Tag: fifa

YNaijaAugust 2, 2023

President Tinubu Will Send New Ministerial Nominees List Today; FIFA to Pay World Cup Prize Money Directly to Players After Super Falcons’ Allowance Issue | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss President ...

YNaijaNovember 18, 2022

Qatar bans the sale of beer at all World Cup stadiums

Fifa has confirmed alcohol will be banned for World Cup fans in a major and unprecedented volte-face just 48 hours ...

YNaijaNovember 11, 2022

FIFA names Kizz Daniel as one of the musicians performing at the 2022 World Cup

FIFA has announced Kizz Daniel as one of the headliners of the FIFA Fan Festival event in Doha, Qatar. Kizz ...

YNaijaMay 3, 2022

Disqualified PDP presidential aspirants face panel today; Ambode groups says Sanwo-Olu will be sent home | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

CAN declares three-day prayer for insecurity Disqualified PDP presidential aspirants face panel Tuesday FIFA fines Nigeria ₦64m, orders Eagles to ...

YNaijaMarch 31, 2022

After fans’ vandalisation, FIFA bans Abuja Stadium indefinitely

World football governing body, FIFA, has placed an indefinite ban on the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. The ban came ...

Ado AminuNovember 19, 2021

Climate campaigners take South Africa to court over coal policy | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you may have missed out on: Somalia faces ‘rapidly worsening’ drought: ...

Chinedu OkaforNovember 25, 2020

Soccer legend, Diego Maradona leaves a legacy of imperfect glory | #YNaijaSportsExtra

Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona has just passed on after suffering a heart failure. The fabled Argentina attacking midfielder suffered ...

Ado AminuNovember 23, 2020

FIFA is attempting a clean up of the Confederation of African Football, and ‘someone’ is answering for it

The international governing body of association football, Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), is once again forced to ban a ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaJuly 15, 2020

Your bank accounts can now be debited for defaulting on loans and interests | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

In an attempt to reduce non-performing bank loans in the banking sector, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 26, 2020

Playstation 5: Will video gaming become the ‘new normal’ for sports lovers?

by Onakoya Toluwanimi Social media went into a frenzy when Sony released a demo video, earlier this week, displaying sneak peeks ...

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 ...

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 ...

Temidayo 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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