African football’s governing body on Monday fined Nigeria $5,000 (4,400 euros) for overcrowding and lack of security during their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) imposed the fine at a disciplinary meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, threatening “sanctions will be applied” if there was any repeat. More […]
Eight members of the Chelsea Ladies have been called into the England squad for the upcoming CFA International Women’s Football Tournament in China. Drew Spence, Hannah Blundell and Laura Coombs have all been rewarded for their impressive form at club level with first senior call-ups on the international stage, while Gilly Flaherty, Claire Rafferty, Gemma […]
Former Leventis United Chief Coach, Emmanuel Okoh, on Tuesday died in Lagos. Aged 65, Okoh, according to a press statement endorsed on behalf of the family by Charles Okoh, news editor, Champion Newspapers Limited, died after a protracted illness in a Lagos hospital at 4.30 a.m on Tuesday. An ex-footballer, Okoh, in his playing days captained […]
Olorunfemi Ojo Former Nigerian international and member of 1987 FIFA U-20, John Ene Okon has reportedly died. The fearless midfielder who was said to have passed away today (Tuesday) in Calabar according to one of his close associates died exactly on his birthday as he was said to have been born on March 15.
Nelson Ekujumi The Nigerian football fraternity and indeed all lovers of football were thrown into a state of shock but happy only recently following the abrupt resignation of Mr. Sunday Oliseh as the Super Eagles chief coach barely some few weeks to a crucial African nation’s cup qualifier against the pharaohs of Egypt. Like it […]
Adetokunbo Fakeye with agency report A Nigerian residing in India has stabbed another Nigerian to death over an argument about their favourite football player between Ronaldo and Messi. According to BBC report, the deceased, Obina Durumchukwu, 34, was killed after he and fellow Nigerian national Michael Chuckwuma, 21, began fighting at a party over who […]
Olorunfemi Ojo The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the sudden death of one of it’s executive committee members. Alh. Hussain Modibbo. The NFF tweeted at 8:39pm – 2 Mar 16: “We are sad to announce the sudden passing of NFF Executive committee member Alh. Hussaini Modibbo. Our thoughts are with his family”.
Femi Osho The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has taken former Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh to the cleaners on his allegations of lack of support from NFF. Oliseh resigned few days ago accusing the football body of lack of direction in the running of the affairs of the organisation. In its reaction, the NFF through […]
Sunday Oliseh accused Nigeria of contract violations and failing to pay his wages as he resigned as national team coach on Friday, ending a brief but unhappy tenure at the helm of the side “Due to contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, assistant coaches and myself, I resign as Super […]
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has sacked Tijani Babangida, Personal Assistant to Sunday Oliseh, the Super Eagles Head Coach. This is stated in a communiqué of meeting of the NFF Executive Committee issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Ademola Olajire, the NFF Assistant Director of Communications. It said the disengagement of Babangida followed recommendation […]