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Why Nigeria Shouldn’t Have Been Banned By FIFA – Minister Of Sports

The Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo

The Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, on Wednesday in Abuja said government did not unduly interfere in the affairs of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) as being claimed by FIFA. Speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Danagogo said Nigeria was not at risk with the world football body over the crisis in […]

Breaking!!! FIFA Suspends Nigeria Football Federation With Immediate Effect

FIFA Emergency Committee suspends NFF

The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 9 July 2014, to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, on account of government interference. Article 13, par. 1 and article 17, par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes oblige member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence from third parties. The decision […]

World Cup: At Last, Scolari Reacts To Brazil’s Historical Defeat To Germany

Brazil coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari

Brazil coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari took responsibility for Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of his star-studded side that took him to rock bottom in a career that has seen spectacular highs as well as controversy. “I think it was the worst day of my life,” said the 65-year-old. The result, one of the biggest shocks in World […]

BRAZIL: Why I am responsible for the “catastrophic proportions” …’It’s the worst day of my life’- Scolari

Scolari

The 65-year-old took responsibility for his side’s shock semi-final collapse at the hands of Germany, which he described as a defeat of “catastrophic proportions” Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari said he had experienced the worst day of his life after seeing his side lose 7-1 at home to Germany in their World Cup semi-final at […]

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 […]


THURSDAY, 24TH JULY, 2014 EDITION

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THURSDAY, 24TH JULY, 2014 EDITION

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