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AFCON 2019: CAF approves 24-team format
The next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled to hold in 2019, in Cameroon, will have 24 teams on parade instead of the traditional 16 teams. A report on BBC Sports confirmed that the Confederation of African Football’s executive committee approved the proposal on Thursday at a.....
Nigerian company forms football club in South Africa
A Nigerian firm based in South Africa, Soldee Group, has formed an amateur football club in that country. Doris Solarin, a Director in the firm, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pretoria, South Africa on Friday, that the club, Soldee FC, was formed in 2016. The director, however,.....
Pinnick gets new CAF appointment
The Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, has been appointed president of Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, and Media Committees of the Confederation of African Football, CAF. Pinnick’s appointment was made at the ongoing first Executive Committee meeting of the CAF taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain......
NUGA Games suspended over technical hitches
The Nigeria University Games Association, NUGA, has temporarily suspended the national university Games which began on Saturday in Makurdi, over what it called “technical hitches”. NUGA Secretary-General, B. O. Orodele, who announced the suspension on Sunday in Makurdi, said that the action became necessary because “both athletes and contingent officials.....
Nigerian footballer killed in brutal night club attack in UK
A young Nigerian footballer has been beaten to death in a Welsh nightclub. The father-of-two, Henry Esin, was attacked on Dean Street near Peep nightclub in Bangor on Saturday and was taken Ysbyty Gwynedd and then transferred to Stoke hospital for treatment at their special trauma unit shortly before 2am......
CAF election: Nigeria’s Amaju defeats Benin’s Anjorin
Nigeria booked her place at the CAF Executive Committe election ongoing in Addis Ababa on Thursday with Nigeria FA boss, Malvin Pinnick Amaju defeating the his Beninoise counterpart, Anjorin Ayodele Moucharafou with 32 vote to 17 . Anjorin who prides himself as a Nigerian living in Benin had vowed that.....
African football can’t be managed by bandits, says new CAF president
Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign as head of the Confederation of African Football came to an endThursday, after Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad beat him in CAF’s presidential election. Mr. Ahmad picked up 34 votes while Mr. Hayatou polled 20. “I’m not a candidate who will serve his personal interests,” Ahmad said in.....
FIFA Rankings: Nigeria retains position in Africa, World
  Few international matches between the last ranking and this meant that teams were likely to retain positions from last month.   In the latest FIFA Rankings released on Thursday, Africa power house, Nigeria, retained positions in Africa and World which are 7th and 41st respectively.    The ten best.....
Nigerian govt endorses football chief Pinnick for CAF position
The Federal Government on Tuesday endorsed the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amadu Pinnick, to contest for an elective position in the Confederation of African Football, CAF, election. Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports, said this at an emergency meeting of NFF convened by the minister in his.....
FIFA bans Amos Adamu for two years
Nigeria’s former football official Amos Adamu was on Tuesday banned for two years by world governing body FIFA for ethics violations. Adamu, a former FIFA executive committee member and West African Football Union president, cannot take part in any “football-related activity at national and international level” for the next two.....
Okey Ezeh foundation to host Dick Tiger boxing competition in Imo
From Nnamdi Dick Tiger is set resurrect to in Imo State once again as Okey Ezeh foundation,a non governmental organization concludes plan to stage a boxing competition in his honour.  The competition by Okey Ezeh foundation powered by Mr Okechukwu Ezeh, a renowned financial Manager and Consultant would see boxers.....
FIFA stops $1.5m grant to Nigeria
Football’s world governing body, FIFA has stopped the annual $ 1.5 million development grant to Nigeria after discovering “traces of corruption” on  how previous funds were spent by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). AfricanFootball.com reports that FIFA went further to issue the NFF a final warning “to straighten its financial.....

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