No Hayatou manipulation for Eagles – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said the ouster of erstwhile Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou has created a level playing ground for Nigeria and Cameroon as both countries battle for the 2018 World Cup ticket. Hayatou is from Cameroon and the German feared the administrator could have used his position to manipulate things in favour of the Lions who are currently trailing the Eagles in Group B of the World Cup qualifiers. Nigeria and Cameroon will clash in August and September when the qualifying campaign resumes. “The…

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WIFE ASSAULT ALLEGATION: Leicester, NFF, lawyer back Musa

Police free Eagles’ star without charge Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa was on Wednesday freed without any charge after being arrested at his home in Countesthorpe on suspicion of ‘common assault.’ The 24-year-old Nigerian, who cost Leicester City a record £16.6 million, was arrested at 1am on Wednesday. After receiving an allegation of domestic abuse against the Super Eagles player, police spoke to neighbours about the Leicester City player, before he returned home later that night. The Daily Mail reported that two plain-clothed policewoman arrested Musa around 1am on Wednesday…

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Reposition Nigerian football, Dalung tasks Pinnick

The Nigeria Football Federation  President, Amaju Pinnick, has been urged to use its new office in CAF to reposition football in Nigeria. The Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung made the remark on Wednesday when the executive board of the the NFF paid him a courtesy call to thank him for his support during their CAF election campaign. He said: “As a major player, you must bring to bear not only your wealth of experience but you must assert the corporate integrity of Nigeria anywhere you find yourself taking…

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Pinnick to watch league incognito

… promises to wield the sticks against bad referees     The Nigeria Football Federation President and newly-elected CAF Executive member, Amaju Pinnick, has promised to visit league centres across the country in disguise in the bid to check the recklessness and bad officiating of some referees. Pinnick said he wanted to embark on such mission so as to fish out the bad referees in the ongoing league saying the NFF would not hesitate to do what FIFA did to Ghanaian, Joseph Odartei Lamptey, if found guilty. He said if…

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‘No grudge against CAF Committee members’

Newly-elected Executive Member of the Confederation of African Football, Amaju Pinnick, has said that he bears no grudge against Nigerian CAF Committee Members for not pitching tent with him during the election period. Pinnick while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday said the board of the Nigeria Football Federation board would determine their fates. “Most of them are my seniors in the administration of the game and I cannot say I will not work with them because they did not support my candidate. In fact, any decision that I…

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CAF Elections: Dangote congratulates Pinnick

The President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Alhaji Aliko Dangote (GCON), has felicitated with the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick over the latter’s recent election into the Executive Committee of Confederation of African Football. Pinnick handed veteran Beninoise football official, Anjorin Moucharafou a 32-17 thumping at the 39th Congress of CAF in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 16, to earn the seat for West Africa Zone B in the elite club of African football’s supreme governors. In his letter of congratulations dated March 29, reverred billionaire industrialist and…

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Green: Amaju should have his eyes on CAF presidency

The Technical Committee chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Christopher Green, has called on the federation president, Amaju Pinnick, to have his eyes set on becoming the president of the Confederation of African Football after winning a seat in the CAF Executive Committee. Green, who initially criticized Pinnick’s move to bulldoze his way into the CAF Committee when he failed to follow due process in the nomination of candidate, noted that, it is high time Nigeria vies for the CAF presidency after many years of positive development in African…

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