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11 wrestlers, 5 officials for Commonwealth Championship in S/Africa


Eleven wrestlers and five officials departed Nigeria on Wednesday for South Africa for Commonwealth Championship ahead of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Secretary-General, Wresting Federation, Ahmed Abdullahi, has said. Abdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday that the championship was part of preparation for the Gold Coast, Queensland,Australia Commonwealth Games. He said that the championship ...

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Oyo SWAN Week 2017: Football Semi Finalists Emerge


IBR  maintain 100 percent record to lead way for semi final berth of the Oyo SWAN 2017 football championship. The team picked nine maximum points scoring 12 goals and conceding Just one goal to lead group A. BCOS bounced back after losing their first game, winning the remaining two games to place second behind group leader IBR in group A. ...

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FIFA Sanction: Appropriate punishment should be meted out-Gaiya

Super Eagles

Godfrey Gaya, a former lawmaker, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure disciplinary measures are taken against erring officials following FIFA’s sanction on Nigeria for using an ineligible player. FIFA had on Tuesday said NFF was to pay a fine of 6,000 Swiss Francs for fielding an ineligible Shehu Abdullahi against Algeria. The Nov. 10 match in Constantine ...

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FIFA sanction: NFF sets up 4-man committee

Seyi Akinwunmi

NFF’s 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, has been named head of a 4-man panel to unravel the issues behind the slip that led to Nigeria forfeiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Constantine on 10th November 2017. The concluding match of Group B of the African series for Russia 2018 ended in a 1-1 draw, but FIFA on ...

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Kwara plans boosting schools sports with academicals football tourney

Midas Football Team

The Kwara State Government on Wednesday in Ilorin said it would boost the development of sports in schools with the introduction of a secondary schools football championship. The state’s Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Musa Yeketi, said this while declaring open a one-day seminar on schools sports, which was organised by the ministry. He said the championship would ...

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World Cup Ticket: Falconets Hit Abuja Camp Next Week

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By Dozzy Samuel.                Determined to pick one of the two tickets to represent Africa at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup final in France next year, the national U-20 women’s football team, Falconets will resume camping in Abuja on December 17, 2017. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had a fortnight ago granted the ...

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Ambassador hopes for Nigeria, Russia World Cup final

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Nigeria, Nikolay Udovichenko says he is looking forward to Nigeria and Russia clashing in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday, 15th July 2018. “I want to congratulate the NFF and the Super Eagles for Nigeria’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup. Please be assured ...

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NFF apologises, raises inquiry as FIFA sanctions Nigeria

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ABUJA – World football –ruling body, FIFA, has rejected Nigeria’s defence on the use of an ineligible player during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine on Friday, 10th November 2017, thus awarding the match to Algeria.  However, the sanction does not in any way hurt Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, as the Super ...

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NCC doles out N17m to winners of tennis championship


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given out N17 million to winners of its Tennis Cup 2017 competition. The Executive Vice-Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said at the grand finale of the tournament in Lagos that the competition had given the commission satisfaction and fulfillment. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tournament which started in July featured ...

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Three Nigerians in CAF’s Think-Tank for Club competitions

CAF logo

In yet another marker of the growing influence and visibility of Nigeria in global football administration, three Nigerians are members of a 14 –man Think-Tank put together by CAF to brainstorm over two days on ideas and strategies to rebrand the continent’s club competitions from both technical and commercial perspectives. To this end, a two –day intensive workshop on how ...

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