Tag: fifa

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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! RoqeebahCreative mind. Enthusiast. Learner. Multipotentialite. And here, an assistant editor.

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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! RoqeebahCreative mind. Enthusiast. Learner. Multipotentialite. And here, an assistant ...

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AzeezMarch 1, 2017

World Cup: FIFA to give Africa nine or ten spots

by Azeez Adeniyi FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said he would make good his promise to increase the number of ...

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AzeezJanuary 20, 2017

Pinnick appointed into FIFA organising committee

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has been appointed into the FIFA Organising Committee for Competitions. Pinnick ...

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AzeezJanuary 10, 2017

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams

FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to a 48-team tournament in 2026. In a unanimous decision by the ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 9, 2017

Ronaldo wins FIFA World Best Player

Real Madrid and Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the 2016 World Best Player at the maiden Best FIFA ...

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AzeezJanuary 8, 2017

FIFA stops $1.5m grant to NFF over corruption

World football governing body, FIFA has stopped the annual $1.5 million development grant to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over ...

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AzeezDecember 30, 2016

FIFA pays tribute to late Stephen Keshi

World football governing body, FIFA has paid tribute to late Nigerian coach and player, Stephen Keshi in its article about ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 22, 2016

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

These are the top five stories that drove conversations today. 1. ‘How Ibori made governors, senators from prison’ (WATCH) Peter Nwaoboshi, ...

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AzeezDecember 19, 2016

We didn’t misappropriate FIFA grant – NFF

The General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied claims by the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, ...

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RoqeebahDecember 14, 2016

YNaija’s 12 Days of Christmas: The super-duper Falcons

In a lot of ways, 2016 has been a very stressful year. Hopefully, it hasn’t been as stressful for you ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 5, 2016

Sepp Blatter loses appeal against ban

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations. Blatter who led ...

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AzeezDecember 2, 2016

Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann shortlisted for FIFA player award

World football governing body, FIFA on Friday announced the 3-man nominee for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award. Lionel Mess ...

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AzeezNovember 27, 2016

Izu’s murder: Ban Nigeria from football until killer is produced, kinsmen tell FIFA

Relatives of murdered Shooting Stars player, Joseph Izu have called on football governing body, FIFA to intervene in the killing ...

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ToluNovember 26, 2016

N284bn, 9 iPhones | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

50th – Nigeria’s latest world ranking by football body, FIFA. The Super Eagles used to be in the 60th position. ...

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AzeezOctober 19, 2016

Onazi takes Lazio to FIFA over unpaid salaries

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has dragged his former club, Lazio for refusing to pay his 2 months outstanding salary, ...

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YWriterOctober 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Orji Kalu has two media houses – but he still smells like a loser

You know the other day, we were just thinking about it – politicians in Nigeria buy media platforms in order ...

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AzeezOctober 4, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five stories you should monitor today. ‘Even if the government is selling NLNG on credit, I ...

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AzeezOctober 3, 2016

FIFA President, Infantino wants 48-team World Cup

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino on Monday proposed the expansion of number of teams who participate in the World Cup to ...

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AzeezSeptember 20, 2016

This is what the Ballon d’Or will look like now

France Football has announced that the Ballon d’Or award will now have new rules after it ended a six year ...

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AzeezSeptember 17, 2016

FIFA quits partnership with Ballon d’Or award

One of football’s most prestigious individual awards, the Ballon d’Or will not be hosted by FIFA anymore as French publication, France ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 11, 2016

5 Nigerian male referees not fit enough for FIFA

Five Nigerian male football referees who participated at the FIFA Physical Fitness Test held at the main bowl of the ...

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AzeezSeptember 8, 2016

No mercy! Real Madrid, Atletico will serve 1-year transfer ban

FIFA on Thursday dismissed the appeal of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid against a one-year transfer ban for breaking rules ...

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AzeezSeptember 7, 2016

Amaju Pinnick’s nomination for FIFA seat rejected by CAF

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has rejected the nomination of NFF President, Amaju Pinnick to contest for a FIFA council ...

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AzeezAugust 16, 2016

FIFA ex-President, Havelange dies at 100

Former FIFA president, Joao Havelange who helped bring the Olympic Games to Rio, has died at the age of 100 ...

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