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BRAZIL 2014: Chronology of a Brazilian nightmare

BRAZIL

(AFP) – Brazil’s World Cup dream crumbled in spectacular fashion on Tuesday in a record 7-1 semi-final defeat. Here is is a blow-by-blow account of a Germany’s night of triumph: – ONE (Thomas Mueller 11) Brazilians wondered how their team would cope without the injured Neymar, but the absence of captain Thiago Silva, such a […]

2014 World Cup: Update on Neymar’s health…’He has no chance’ – says Doctor

Neymar

Brazil team doctor Jose Luiz Runco says Neymar has “no chance” of being fit for the World Cup final despite lingering suggestions he could make a miraculous comeback by playing through the pain barrier, Goal reports. The striker injured a vertebra in his back after a challenge from Colombia’s Camilo Zuniga in the quarter-finals, that […]

Ex-Governor Publicly Declares Interest In NFF President’s Vacant Position

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu

Former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu has openly declared his intention to contest for the position of president the board in the next month’s elections of the Nigeria Football Federation. Kalu speaking to newsmen said, “I am interested in becoming the next president of the NFF.” There are some controversies surrounding Nigerian football […]

2014 World Cup: ‘I can’t feel my legs’ – Neymar lamented

Neymar

MADRID (AFP) – Brazil’s star striker Neymar cried “I can’t feel my legs” after a crunch World Cup challenge by Colombia’s Juan Zuniga, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari told Spanish sports daily Marca. Scolari said the whole team panicked after the knee in the back tackle during Brazil’s quarter-final victory over Colombia on Friday. Left back […]

At Last, Jonathan Tackles NFF Crisis – Read What He Plans to Do

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday waded into the crises rocking the Nigeria Football Federation and the Super Eagles. The President earlier met with the Minister of Sports, Tamuno Danagogo, who was said to have briefed him on the developments. There were strong indications at press time that Jonathan would also meet with the coach of […]

World Cup: Read FIFA’s Aggressive Threat And Ultimatum To Nigeria Over NFF Boss Arrest

FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria over Maigari

Nigeria could be suspended by FIFA after the country’s football federation leaders were removed from office and its president was arrested on returning from the World Cup. FIFA warned Nigeria’s government on Friday it must reinstate the federation’s executive committee by Tuesday or risk a ban. “FIFA has also taken note of the detention of […]

Super Eagles Crisis Latest: How Sacked NFF Boss Got Arrested On Returning From Brazil, Whereabouts Unknown

Alhaji Aminu Maigari

Reports reaching our reporter has it that Alhaji Aminu Maigari whose NFF board was sacked yesterday by a high court in Jos has been arrested by Operatives from the Department of The State Security Services of Nigeria. Maigari was reportedly arrested at the premises of the Football Federation office upon his arrival from Brazil in […]

WORLD CUP: Why Keshi should remain the coach of Super Eagle of Nigeria—Ikhana

Keshi

Enyimba coach, Kadiri Ikhana, has said Stephen Keshi deserves to continue his job as the head coach of the Super Eagles. Keshi announced after Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat by France in the second round of the ongoing World Cup in Brazil on Monday that his time as Nigeria coach had ended because his contract was not […]

Revealed: Sunday Oliseh To Be Announced As The New Super Eagles Head Coach

Sunday Oliseh

A top brass of the Nigeria Football Federation Federation (NFF), who lead the panel that interviewed Sunday Oliseh Six years ago for the Eagles job before Amodu Shuaibu was appointed head coach has exclusively, told a sport journalist on the condition of anonymity that most members of the NFF are leaning towards the Ex-Eagles captain […]

2014 WORLD CUP: Why I can never coach the Super Eagles again – Keshi finally opened up

Coach-Keshi

Stephen Keshi left his post as the head coach of the Super Eagles after Nigeria’s loss to France in the second round of the World Cup. He spoke with TheCable at the Brasilia Palace Hotel a day after the ouster. TheCable: Knowing what you know now, what would you have done as regards the preparations […]


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