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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 […]

Maigari formally resigns as NFF President, Keshi’s contract talks resume

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The president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, has formally resigned his position on the NFF Board with effect from August 26, 2014. “The Bauchi-born administrator resigned as NFF President on August 12, 2014 to pave way for a peaceful resolution of the crisis that engulfed the football federation shortly after the 2014 […]

TRAGEDY: Cameroon footballer dies during game…YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW

Albert Ebosse

Cameroonian Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an object thrown by spectators following a game in Algeria. Ebosse, who was 24, was declared dead after being taken to hospital in Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital Algiers. The JS Kabylie striker, who had scored in a 2-1 home defeat by USM Alger, was […]

Manchester United make breakthrough in Di Maria chase

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Manchester United have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Angel Di Maria with the Real Madrid star having decided he wants to join Louis van Gaal’s side. The 26-year-old has emerged as the club’s top transfer target and United are ready to pay in excess of €56million to get their man. An agreement between […]

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