Tag: fifa

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 31, 2016

The top 10 stories that made headlines this week

These are the top ten stories that made headlines this week 1. FIFA President visits Nigeria New FIFA President, Gianni ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 28, 2016

Infantino writes NFF, relieves ‘memorable moments’ in Nigeria

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has written to NFF President Amaju Pinnick, to express delight about “many memorable moments” during the ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 26, 2016

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

These are the top five stories to monitor today 1. ‘We will prosecute corrupt APC members’ – President Buhari President ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 25, 2016

Buhari receives FIFA President, Gianni Infantino (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received the president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Gianni Infantino. Present at ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 23, 2016

FIFA President, General Secretary to arrive Nigeria on Sunday

President of football’s world governing body, FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Ms Fatma Samba Samoura will arrive ...

AzeezJuly 18, 2016

Football legend, Pele to visit Nigeria in August

Brazil’s football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimentor, popularly known as “Pele’’ will be visiting Nigeria in August for a two-day ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 15, 2016

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

These are top five stories you should be monitoring today 1. Ihejirika, Minimah, 52 others to face probe Several serving ...

Isime EseneJune 22, 2016

Opinion: Understanding lesbianism in Nigerian football

by Aderonke Bello Arguably most successful team in Nigeria are the female National teams and they experience the most negligence in ...

Oreoluwa PetersJune 20, 2016

Sunday Oliseh ‘turns down three job offers’ – Here’s why

Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has stated he will be staying away from the dug-out for a while as ...

Mazi EmekaMay 14, 2016

Senegalese woman appointed as FIFA Secretary General

New FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has appointed a Nigerian-based Senegalese United Nations diplomat, Fatma Samoura, as the first female secretary ...

Oreoluwa PetersApril 11, 2016

FIFA will ‘sanction’ Nigeria if Amaju Pinnick is suspended

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has threatened to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation if Amaju Pinnick is removed ...

Oreoluwa PetersMarch 31, 2016

Ivorian, Emmanuel Eboue banned from football for 12 months

Ivorian/Sunderland footballer, Emmanuel Eboue has been served a 1 year suspension from the game by FIFA. The world football governing ...

Janeth JJanuary 13, 2016

FIFA secretary general, Jerome Valcke fired

FIFA, has announced the sacking of its Secretary General Jerome Valcke, with immediate effect. This development was disclosed in a statement put ...

OluwapelumiNovember 6, 2015

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets qualify for World Cup finals

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have qualified for the final of the ongoing U-17 World Cup going on Chile. The Emmanuel Amuneke-led ...

Mallam YeroSeptember 3, 2015

Albania, Hungary, and Northern Ireland ranked higher than Nigeria in new FIFA ranking

Time to panic, brothers and sisters.   The latest FIFA rankings are out and our beloved Super Eagles are a ...

Janeth JJune 3, 2015

FIFA Ex-officials wanted by INTERPOL

Looks like we’re still on the FIFA bribery scandal. Investigations are going deeper and more FIFA officials are being implicated. ...

Janeth JJune 3, 2015

THE 2015 TRACKLIST: Ikpeazu Dissolves Cabinet, Promises to Build New Abia, NDLEA serves Kashamu extradition notice, Buhari meets with service chiefs over Boko Haram, Oil Theft, More stories

NDLEA serves Kashamu extradition notice. Leadership Buhari meets with service chiefs over Boko Haram, Oil Theft. ThisDay Moghalu says APC ...

Janeth JJune 2, 2015

THE 2015 TRACKLIST: CCB says it lacks power to reveal Buhari, Osinbajo assets, Fayose extols Buhari over Adeshina, Shehu’s appointments, EFCC question Nyako in Abuja, More stories

Udom appoints SSG, CPS. Leadership CCB says it lacks power to reveal Buhari, Osinbajo assets. Vanguard PSC officials wants Buhari ...

Mallam YeroMay 30, 2015

IRS might bring down Blatter next

FIFA President Sepp Blatter might have won his reelection bid easily, but he might not escape the grubby hands of ...

Janeth JMay 27, 2015

FIFA Vice-President busted for bribery and corruption

by Ranti Joseph Swiss authorities in Zurich have arrested several top FIFA officials in an early morning raid, which is ...

Janeth JMay 27, 2015

THE 2015 TRACKLIST: Top FIFA officials arrested, to be charged with corruption, APC might decide on zoning after inaugurations, Lamido criticizes APC over campaign promises, more stories

APC might decide on zoning after inaugurations. ThisDay Aliyu wants FG to remove fuel subsidy. Vanguard Jonathan says he cant ...

ifrekeFebruary 19, 2015

3 things we learnt from Luis Figo’s bid for FIFA president

by Mark Bassey Former Portugal winger Luis Figo, will contest against Sepp Blatter, Michael van Praag and Prince Ali Bin ...

ifrekeFebruary 4, 2015

West Ham fined £70,000 over Sahko’s no-show at AFCON 2015

by Mark Bassey West Ham will continue to feature in the FA Cup, but will pay a £70,000 fine, for ...

ifrekeFebruary 2, 2015

Champagne pulls out of race for FIFA presidency

by Mark Bassey Jerome Champagne has confirmed that he is no longer in the race to become FIFA president. The ...

Isime EseneJanuary 12, 2015

Today’s Daily Brief: Ronaldo is 2014 FIFA World Footballer of the Year, PDP denies plans to postpone elections, DHQ says 150 people died in Baga, and more

The Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, has addressed a press conference in Abuja denying widespread reports that ...

Isime EseneDecember 31, 2014

Oma Akatugba profiles Vincent Enyeama: He stands head and shoulders above all else (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2014 Nominee)

by Oma Akatugba When you take a critical look at the year 2014 in sports in Nigeria. It leaves mixed ...

Kolapo OlapojuDecember 8, 2014

NFF to return N510 million FIFA money to Federal Government

by Mark Bassey The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is expected to return $3 million (N510 million) to the Federal Government, ...

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