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Pinnick Comments on Possibility Of Vying For Third Term
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Pinnick Comments on Possibility Of Vying For Third Term

Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has confirmed that he will not run for a third term after his current tenure expires this year. Pinnick, a former chairman of Delta State Football Association took over as NFF President in 2014 and his tenure is expected to end next month. There has been speculation that Pinnick who is equally a member of the FIFA executive council committee nurtures the ambition of seeking a third term. See Also: 2022: U-20 WWC: How Falconets Beat South Korea – Danjuma However, the NFF President in an interview with Arise Television said that he will not interfere with the process to elect a new President.   He said, “There are so many Nigerians capable of being there (NFF boss). I will assist and work with any...
Super Falcons Lament Over Unpaid WAFCON Bonuses
Nigeria, Sports, WAFCON

Super Falcons Lament Over Unpaid WAFCON Bonuses

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is still yet to pay the Women’s National Team their allowances and bonuses from last month’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON. The Super Falcons deliberately missed training before their third-place play-off against Zambia over their unpaid bonuses and allowances. According to The Nations, each player is owed over $10,000 including the bonuses for their three wins which enabled the team to qualify for the WAFCON semi-finals in Morocco. A member of the team disclosed to BBC Sport Africa that they have been told different lies regarding their payments. See Also: NFF to face Potential Sanction by FIFA Over Contract Breach “They said the money had been approved and will get to us in a few days’ time – that was before the game again...
NFF to face Potential Sanction by FIFA Over Contract Breach
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NFF to face Potential Sanction by FIFA Over Contract Breach

The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has been directed by FIFA to pay ex-Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr a compensation fee of $378,000 over a contract breach. The Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, has demanded that Rohr be paid a compensation fee after the former Nigeria National team coach protested to the football governing body about a breach in his contract by the NFF. See Also: ‘Eguavoen Never Supported NFF’s Decision To Sack Rohr’ –Ikpeba The German coach was sacked by the NFF a few weeks before the 2021 African Cup of Nations hosted by Cameroon. The coach was sacked by the NFF over the poor performance of the Super Eagles during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers but the contract agreement between both parties states that the coach was to be...
Why Contract Talks With NFF Broke Down – Peseiro
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Why Contract Talks With NFF Broke Down – Peseiro

Jose Peseiro Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro has offered explanations on why his contract talks with the Nigeria Football Federation fell through. Peseiro was announced as the replacement for German tactician Gernot Rohr last December and was expected to travel to Cameroon for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The NFF however changed its mind and decided to stick with interim manager Austine Eguavoen for now despite the team's early elimination from AFCON 2021. “We acknowledge and appreciate the interest that Mr. Jose Peseiro has shown in Nigeria Football during our very cordial discussions and have absolutely no doubt about his capacity. We believe that perhaps in the future, there could be an opportunity to work with him," the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said in a st...
NFF Congratulates, Dare, Sports Ministry
Nigeria, Sports

NFF Congratulates, Dare, Sports Ministry

The Nigeria Football Federation has felicitated with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the person of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare on Nigeria’s outing at the 32nd Olympics which ended in Tokyo, Japan few days ago. Nigeria earned one silver and one bronze medals from the Games, with a slew of promising performances as a number of athletes reached the final of their events. For the first time since 1996, a Nigerian athlete was in the final of the glamour event of the Games – the men’s 100m sprint. Young hurdler Oluwatobiloba Amusan narrowly missed netting a medal as she finished fourth in the women’s high hurdles final. “The Nigeria contingent may not have returned with the harvest of medals that many hoped for, but there are bright lights all ...
Buhari Applauds Pinnick on FIFA Election
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Buhari Applauds Pinnick on FIFA Election

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick, on his election into the FIFA Executive Council, the highest decision-making organ in world football. The congratulatory message was contained in a statement by presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday. The president expressed belief that by dint of hard work, dedication and consistency, Pinnick had proven to be an efficient football administrator. The statement stressed that the world has taken cognizance of Pinnick’s competency skills by electing him into the FIFA Council and one of the Vice Presidents of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The President said the feat of enhanced visibility and prestige of Nigeria in the internation...
Desire Oparanozie Fumes Over Non-inclusion in Super Falcons’ Team
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Desire Oparanozie Fumes Over Non-inclusion in Super Falcons’ Team

Former Super Falcons captain, Desire Oparanozie, has lashed out at the Nigeria Football Federation following her exclusion from the list of players for the Turkish Women’s Cup, which begins on Monday. The NFF last Thursday released a 23-man list for the tournament, with some stakeholders questioning the inclusion of Onome Ebi, who turns 38 in May and has not tasted competitive football action, alongside Francisca Ordega and Chinwendu Ihezuo, the trio all without clubs. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Henan Jianye striker Ihezuo was unable to return to China to compete in the 2020 Chinese Women’s Super League season despite being under contract for a second season. Both Ihezuo and Ebi, who was also at Jianye before the expiration of her contract, missed the entire campaign due to ...
I Will Continue Applying For Jobs With Nigeria’s National Teams – Finidi
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I Will Continue Applying For Jobs With Nigeria’s National Teams – Finidi

Former Super Eagles winger Finidi George insists he will continue to apply for jobs with Nigeria’s national teams despite being overlooked twice. Finidi has failed to get the nod for the U-17 job twice. “I’m very disappointed but I understand the Nigerian system quite well,” Finidi told BBC Sport Africa. “It’s a matter of having the patience. So I’m open continue to improve myself with the hope of getting a chance to coach one of the country’s youth teams. “When you have the right qualifications, attitude and professionalism, you can only aim for the best and it may even be a chance with the senior side, the Super Eagles, we shall see.” George is not only continuing his search for a coaching role but is also keen to continue improving himself as he splits his time ...
NFF Approves Over N5B For 2021 Budget
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NFF Approves Over N5B For 2021 Budget

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee has approved a budget of the sum of 5.6 billion Naira for the year 2021 in an executive meeting held at Conference Hotel, Abeokuta. Also, the  Executive committee, on Monday, 28th  December 2020 also approved the mooted date of Saturday, 16th January 2021 for the commencement of the Season 2020-2021 of the Nigeria National League, and Wednesday, 10th February 2021 for the commencement of the new season for the Nigeria Nationwide League One. The football apex body also agreed on the participation of the Female National Team, Super Falcons to participate in a tournament in Turkey and two-match tour of Morocco in February 2021 as a way of getting the team busy in a period of long inactivity occasioned by the postponement of the 12t...
COVID-19: NFF Mandates NPFL clubs to Test Players Before Matches
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COVID-19: NFF Mandates NPFL clubs to Test Players Before Matches

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has directed the Nigeria Professional Football clubs to carry out COVID-19 tests on all their players ad backroom staff before every match. This was disclosed in a letter dated December 26, 2020, sent to the chairmen of the League Management Company, Nigeria National League, Nationwide League One and Nigeria Women’s Football League. The directive also involved clubs in the NNL, NLO and NWFL. The NFF also directed league bodies to conduct the tests on match officials before matches to ensure matches are played under a safe environment as the country battles the second phase of the virus. The letter read, “Sequel to the decision of the various Leagues to start the season (NWFL already on), this is to remind you of the need to ensure that play...