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Pinnick drags FIFA Executive summit to Lagos

FIFA headquarters in Zurich...Pinnick drags meeting to Lagos

*Mark of our global acceptability, visibility and reckoning Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria’s FA chief has succeeded in dragging the World football–ruling body, FIFA to hold its Executive Football Summit (EFS) meeting in Lagos, Nigeria in February next year. “Nigeria has been selected as a member Association to host one of the …

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Match fixing: Inside account of serial master fixer, Wilson Raj Perumal

Wilson Raj Perumal and his team working match fixing Nigerian game at the Safari Park in November 2009

*How Africa is so easy to fix matches Match fixing is a grim reality for football’s governing bodies and after first being unwisely oblivious to it, they have become fully devoted to fighting it. So it seems. We have proofs of how Fifa officials pretend to be fighting match fixing …

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FIFA bans Ghanaian referee, Joseph Lamptey, for life for match fixing

Ghanaian referee, Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life for match manipulation in a World Cup qualifier

*Aftermath of another match fixing allegation FIFA, on Monday said Ghanaian referee, Joseph Lamptey was found guilty of unlawfully influencing a match result following South Africa’s 2-1 win over Senegal in November in the African Group D pairing for the World Cup. FIFA did not give further details but CAF …

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80 referees attend FIFA fitness, medicals in Abuja – Ahmed Fresh

Referees exercise, football is better for it

*We are in good relationship with NRA  By Olaoluwa Aro Chairman Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Referees Appointment committee, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, has revealed the programmes in place for the first quarter of FIFA fitness test for the year 2017. As FIFA referees arrive today, Fresh explains the outline of …

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FIFA slams another two years ban on Adamu

*For breaching their code of conduct World football governing body, FIFA has slammed another ban on Nigeria’s Amos Adamu for breaching their code of conduct. FIFA said the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, decided to ban the former FIFA Executive Committee member, CAF Executive …

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Supreme Court to decide NFF leadership tussle today

*It is high time justice is served – Abuja-based lawyer Nigeria’s Supreme Court will today in what seems like a make or mar decision either set the nation’s football free or help in permanently incarcerate it in the prison of indiscretion, lack of respect for rules and disregard to national …

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Pinnick panics as Dalung insists on corruption probe

*You are the most corrupt government agency in Nigeria These certainly are apparently not the best of times for the leadership of the Amaju Pinnick-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, insists that the body must face the Economic and Financial Crimes …

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Rohr, Ondo FA hail FIFA for expansion of nine slots to Africa

Otunba Sunday Dele-Ajayi...hails Sunshine Stars team

*Current format not fair to Africa By Oluwole Francis FIFA’s new format, to be introduced by giving Africa a total of nine slots in the 2026 World Cup which has just been expanded to 48 teams from its current 32 has received nods from stakeholders in the continent. Super Eagles current …

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Return our money to us, FIFA demands from NFF

Gianni Infantino FIFA President...Oh my God!

*N280,675,150 to be returned to FIFA *To still face EFCC or ICPC in new year *It is in the Treasury Single Account By Olajide Fashikun, Oluwole Francis Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is under immense pressure over how to account for the $1.1m development grant given to the soccer body by …

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EFCC to finally take over NFF Audit fraud in January 2017

*FG gives approval for full investigation, prosecution *Entire NFF Board to face prosecution? By Oluwole Francis If feelers from the corridor of power is anything to go by, the advent of the new year is going to be very rough for the members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as …

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