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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

NFF

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 […]

BREAKING: NFF Crisis – Lawmakers Sack Giwa To Avoid FIFA Ban

FIFA Emergency Committee to suspend NFF

The Nigerian House of representatives committee on Sports have ordered factional president of the NFF, Chris Giwa to vacate the NFF glass house in respect to FIFA directive. During the week, the house committee on sports hosted members of the Maigari-led faction of the NFF, the Minister of sports and Chris Giwa factional president of […]

FIFA gives Nigeria September 8 deadline

FIFA president, Sepp Blatter

The world football governing body, FIFA, has issued a fresh suspension threat to Nigeria. FIFA Emergency Committee on Wednesday warned that Nigeria would be suspended with immediate effect from September 8 should there still be persons claiming to have been elected to the Nigeria Football Federation positions and occupying their offices by the stated date. […]

ALARM! NFF To Be Suspended With Immediate Effect As FIFA Issues Another Ultimatum

FIFA Emergency Committee to suspend NFF

The world football governing body, FIFA, has given a September 8 deadline for the Nigeria Football Federation to resolve its crisis or be suspended from international football. In a letter sent to the NFF on Wednesday, FIFA said Nigeria would be suspended with immediate effect if the factional president of the federation, Chris Giwa and […]

PHOTOS: United sign Angel Di Maria for record fee – read details…

Angel Di Maria

• Argentina international midfielder joins on five-year contract. Manchester United is delighted to announce that Angel Di Maria has completed his transfer for a British record fee of £59.7million. Angel joins on a five-year contract. Di Maria, 26, began his career at one of the most prolific youth academies in Argentinian football, Rosario Central. In […]

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