NFF Election: Infantino Congratulates Pinnick

Gianni Infantino, President of World Football ruling body, FIFA has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the polls conducted by the NFF Electoral Committee in Katsina, Pinnick swept aside three other contestants, polling 34 votes. Other contestants, Aminu Maigari got eight votes, with former international, Taiwo Ogunjobi getting only two votes, while there was no votes for club owner Chinedu Okoye. In the letter addressed to the NFF and copied to the…

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Nigeria Escape FIFA’s Ban, As FG Recognises Pinnick As NFF Boss

By Akinwale Kasali For the umpteenth time in less than a decade, Nigeria has escaped FIFA’s dangling hammer for power tussle by the Nigeria Football federation, NFF. The leadership tussle between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa can be traced back to the Goodluck Jonathan administration, before it escalated few months back, forcing FIFA to wield the big stick on the NFF. he Presidency on Monday said it recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executives of the Nigerian Football Federation as the authentic executives of the federation. The Senior Special Assistant to the…

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Opabunmi Sues French Club, Niort FC

Former Super Eagles player, Femi Opabunmi, has sued his former club in France, Niort, over their failure to honour their side of the alleged agreement they had with him before he left the club in 2006. Opabunmi, who at 16 became the third youngest player to appear at the World Cup (Korea/Japan 2002) after Northern Ireland’s Norman Whiteside (17 years and 41 days at Espana ‘82) and Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o (17 years and three months at France ’98), ended his football career in 2006 after he started experiencing vision problems…

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NFF Chiefs Visit Ikeme In UK

The Nigeria Football Federation leaders on Tuesday visited ailing Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme  at Christie Clinic in Manchester. Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July,  and the  Wolverhampton Wanderers  custodian  has been receiving treatment. In a statement, the football house said the NFF president Amaju Pinnick led the delegation consisting of 1st vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi,  as well as  the national team’s administrator  Dayo Enebi,  goalkeeping coach  Alloy Agu and  spokesman for the team  Toyin Ibitoye.  Pinnick said,  “We have come on behalf of the…

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NFF/AITEO Awards: FIFA President, Infantino, To Grace Award Ceremony

By Akinwale Kasali For the first time, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, alongside its top sponsor, Aiteo, will host the maiden edition of the Aiteo/NFF awards where players, teams and coaches that have shone like star over the past years will be honoured. The award ceremony which is scheduled for today, 19th February, 2018, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. For the best Super Eagles player, Chelsea FC midfielder, Victor Moses has Leicester City FC midfielder, Wilfried Ndidi to contend for the award. In the female category, reigning…

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