60 coaches apply for NFF’s jobs

Adeolu Johnson   Not less than 60 coaches have applied for the vacant positions of the national teams excluding that of Super Eagles held by German Gernot Rohr. Nigeria Football Federation NFF disengaged the coaches after their contracts expired, citing poor performance of the teams as the reason. The NFF after this threw open these positions but some of the coaches who were relieved of their duties our source at the Glass House said have reapplied to keep their position. “All former head coaches of the national youth teams of…

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NFF budgets N7.5bn for 2020

…to meet minister on World Cup, AFCON qualifiers   Nigeria Football Federation has said it will spend N7.5 billion to prosecute its activities in 2020, New Telegraph can report. African Women Cup of Nations is the only major international competition Nigeria will feature in next year after both male and female teams failed to qualify for the football event of Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Homebased Eagles also could not pick the ticket for the African Nations Championships (CHAN). However, the Super Eagles will also play qualifiers for both 2022 FIFA…

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Integrity: NFF reads riot act to members, match officials

The Nigeria Football Federation has issued a stern warning to its members, and particularly match officials, to guard against acts and practices that could be seen to encourage match fixing and match manipulation in any way or form in the coming football season. With the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season due to kick off on Sunday, November 3, the NFF said it encourages match officials and other workers in football to recognize, resist and report any act, practice or tendency that may appear, remotely or directly, to seek to…

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NFF/Zenith Bank Championship

Almost all the impact players for the Golden Eaglets in Saturday night’s 4-2 defeat of Hungary in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in Brazil are products of the annual NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championships, including the goal-scorers. The competition, sponsored by NFF’s partner, Zenith International Bank PLC, was launched in the year 2016 and has been widely lauded for its vision, with both U-13 and U-15 competitions running side-by-side and right from the states to the zones and then to the national finals. Samson…

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NFF should forget about overseas-born players –Akanni

Former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Waidi Akanni, has told the Nigeria Football Federation to forget about extending invitations to overseas born Nigerians. The former international said instead, the NFF should concentrate on home grown players rather than wooing players born abroad to switch allegiance. Akanni is of the view that it will be better to look inwards for home-grown talents, but admits that has to do with an improved domestic league. Akanni said inviting foreign born players would only mean putting pressure on those who do not have the required level…

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NFF, NWFL mourn death of Police Machine players

The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed shock over the death of two players of Nigeria Women Professional League club, Police Machine Female FC, who were killed by a hit-and-run Jeep driver that ran into about five persons in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Tuesday night. “It is with deep shock and sense of immense loss that we received the tragic news of the death of the players. It is a very, very sad situation for such young ladies to be cut down in their prime in such manner,”…

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Alleged $8.4m, N4b fraud: Court frowns at NFF officials for refusing to appear

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday frowned at the refusal of four officials of the Nigeria Football Federal (NFF) to appear in court over alleged 8.4 million dollars and N4 billion fraud case. News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had on July 1, issued a warrant of arrest for the four men following their repeated refusal to appear in court to answer to the fraud case charges against them. The Federal Government had through the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property charged…

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Eagles’ 4-1 loss to Togo: NFF, LMC under fire

Gara-Gombe, Lawal seek better league   The Nigeria Football Federation and the League Management Company, the organiser of the Nigeria Professional Football League, have come under severe criticism after the Super Eagles Team B 4-1 defeat against the Hawks of Togo in the final qualifying round of the 2020 African Nations Championship in Cameroon. Nigeria was drawn bye in the first round and was expected to defeat Togo or at least get a reasonable result but was disgraced by the Togolese, making the second leg an uphill task for the…

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NFF mourns ex-Falcons star, Ifeanyi Chiejine

The Nigeria Football Federation has said it is ‘terribly saddened’ at news of the death on Wednesday, 21st August of former Super Falcons’ attacking midfielder Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine. Reports on Thursday morning said the effervescent and skilful attacking midfielder passed on in Lagos after a brief illness. General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, was momentarily speechless after being informed of the passing of the former player. “This is huge shock. We had no idea that she was sick. Ifeanyi was one of the most naturally gifted players…

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NFF wary of paying Rohr $1m compensation

Top shots of Nigeria Football Federation are apprehensive of cost implications that they would face should they decide to sack Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach, because it would mean they would have to pay a compensation fee of $1m about 360 million naira to the German gaffer. While Nigerians keep calling for Rohr’s sack, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, stressed at the start of this week that he is not even thinking of sacking the gaffer, but would rather allow him attend a refresher course in Munich, Germany after the…

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