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NFF Crisis: Board Concludes Plan To Finally Dump Keshi For Siasia

Siasia & Keshi

Samson Siasia could be in line to replace Stephen Keshi as Nigeria coach unless the National Sports Commission stops the Nigeria Football Federation. Goal exclusively gathered from a top NFF official at the weekend that the Super Eagles’ poor results against Congo where they lost 3-2 in Calabar as well as the goalless draw away […]

NFF: Gladiators jostling for Maigari’s seat

Alhaji Aminu Maigari

The drumbeats of war have been beating at high pitch as the Elective Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation holds next Tuesday in Warri, with a new President set t to succeed Aminu Maigari. In this report, JOHN EGBOKHAN chronicles the agenda of the aspirants bidding to take Nigerian football to the proverbial next level. […]

Mikel isn’t special -Sofoluwe

Siper Eagles Midfielder, Mikel Obi

Ex-international Yisa Sofoluwe is a man of very few words. He seldom speaks. Rather than speak, he allows his action do the talking for him. During his time playing for Nigeria, Sofoluwe was a no-nonsense defender. He was feared by the opposition strikers, most of whom could barely come close to him to contest the […]

PHOTO NEWS: Balotelli arrives Liverpool training in style, driving a £240,000 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Mario Balotelli drove to Liverpool training on Thursday in his £240,000 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta that has been shipped over from Italy. The 24-year-old has now been reunited with his beloved supercar, which was seen arriving at Liverpool’s Melwood training base as Balotelli and his team-mates prepare for Saturday’s Premier League trip to West Ham. The […]

UEFA EURO 2020 hosts: London to hold final

UEFA EURO 2020 hosts

• UEFA EURO 2020 host associations/cities selected by UEFA Executive Committee • London to host semi-finals and final of the ‘EURO for Europe’ after announcement in Geneva • Baku, Munich, Rome and Saint Petersburg to hold the quarter-finals plus three group games • Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels and Glasgow will also host […]

Football: Crisis Leaves NFF with Empty Vault


The protracted crisis at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is having a crunching effect on the football house which cannot meet its obligations for the month because of cash squeeze, THISDAY learnt last night. Investigation revealed that federation workers are fuming because the subvention for last month has been exhausted and is affecting the running […]

South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius, guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius

South African Paralympian gold medallist, Oscar Pictorius, has been found guilty of culpable homicide after Judge Thokozile Masipa accepted his claim of killing girlfriend Reeva Steekamp by mistake. Pistorius was also found guilty of negligently handling a firearm that went off in a restaurant in a separate incident. The judge had on Thursday cleared Pistorius […]

2015 AFCON: Why We Lost To Congo — Keshi

Stephen Keshi may drop Osaze from match-day squad against Bosnia

Following yesterday’s Super Eagles’ 2-3 loss to Congo in the first leg qualifier for 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), head coach Stephen Keshi said he could foresee the outcome before the match end. After the unsuccessful first game in Calabar, Nigeria now occupies the 3rd place in Group A, behind South Africa and Congo […]

‘I saw it coming’- Keshi talks on Eagles defeat

Stephen Keshi

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has said he saw his team’s 3-2 defeat to Congo in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, coming. The African champions are now third in Group A of the qualifiers behind leaders South Africa and Congo while Sudan are last on the log, after […]

BREAKING: Self Acclaimed NFF President, Giwa Whisked Away By EFCC Over Bank Transactions

Chris Giwa

Chris Giwa, who claims to have been the elected NFF president, has been quizzed by Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency EFCC. Giwa was whisked away from his Abuja home Friday by EFCC operatives to answer to the banking transactions of one of his associates. The associate’s banking transactions between January and June this year were put at […]

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