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NFF relieves Keshi, to hire foreign coach
Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has relieved Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi of his job. Keshi, his assistants, Ike Shorounmu and Daniel Amokachi have been asked to proceed on any course of their choice abroad to be sponsored by the football body. Rising from its Executive Committee meeting which.....
Siasia appointed U-23 Eagles Coach
Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has appointed former Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia as the new coach of the Under-23 team. The NFF took the decision at its Executive Committee meeting which held yesterday and lasted till the wee hours of Thursday at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The last time Siasia held.....
Falconets down Korea DPR, soar into final
Asisat Oshoala scored four times as Nigeria reached the final with a thumping 6-2 victory over Korea DPR in the highest-scoring semi-final ever seen at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Oshoala also laid on two more goals in a win that leaves the Super Falconets to face either France.....
NFF shops for interim coach
There are very strong indications that the Nigeria Football Federation will this week announce an interim coach for the game against Congo on September 6 in Calabar. The Confederation of African Football replaced Rwanda with Congo on Sunday following their disqualification for using an ineligible player. The PUNCH learnt on.....
FIFA Reinstates Maigari as NFF President
World football governing body, FIFA, on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of impeached Aminu Maigari as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). According to a letter dated August 14 and e-mailed to the NFF Secretary General, Musa Amadu, by the Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, Markus Kattner, the status.....
Team Nigeria celebrates success : Thank God for our women!
As the Glasgow 2014 Com­monwealth Games comes to a close tomorrow, Team Nigeria officials are count­ing their blessings. Much of the accolades no doubts go to the women for etching the name of the country in gold. As it was in the beginning, Nige­rian women have been in the van­guard.....
Brazil appoint Dunga as Scolari successor
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was not renewed after the hosts’ World Cup semi-final thrashing by Germany. Dunga, 50 and Brazil’s 1994 World-Cup winning skipper, takes the reins for a second time having led the Selecao at the.....
FIFA lifts Nigeria Football Federation suspension
FIFA has lifted Nigeria’s suspension from international competition after the country’s soccer leadersreinstated. After Nigeria’s second-round elimination at the World Cup, the country’s government issued a legal order for the sports ministry to appoint new federation leaders. FIFA rules protect its 209 member federations from influence by third parties, including politicians. But.....
Teamwork key to German glory, says Lahm
RIO DE JANEIRO  (AFP) – Germany captain Philipp Lahm hailed his side’s collective ability as they downed Lionel Messi’s Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup for fourth time in Rio de Janeriro on Sunday. WORLD CUP—Germany’s forward Andre Schuerrle (C) holds the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after.....
FIFA fines Argentina £196,380 for breaches of World Cup regulation
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Friday imposed a fine of 300,000 Swiss Francs (about £196,380) on the Argentina Football Association (AFA) and also pronounced a reprimand against it. A statement from FIFA’s Media Office said the fine was in relation to breaches of the Regulations of Brazil 2014 FIFA World.....
Implications of FIFA ban on Nigeria
The FIFA Emergency Committee decided to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, on account of government interference. Article 13, par. 1 and article 17, par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes oblige member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence from third parties. The suspension.....
Germany beat France to reach fourth successive semi-final
Germany reached their fourth consecutive World Cup semifinal after defender Mats Hummels’ first-half header gave the three-time winners a 1-0 victory over France at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana on Friday. Centre back Hummels, who scored in Germany’s first group game but missed the last-16 win over Algeria due to illness,.....

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