Aderonke Ogunleye (Reporting from South Africa)

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Warri Wolves register 23 players for Confederations Cup

The officials of the Nigeria Premier League side, Warri Wolves FC, have disclosed that they sent the names of 23 players to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, for registration ahead of next season's CAF Confederation Cup. The club have also asked 12 players formerly on their books to look…

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Golden Eaglets camp opens in Abuja on Sunday

Nigeria’s U17 national team, the Golden Eaglets, will resume camping in Abuja on Sunday. This was disclosed by officials of the team. The head coach of the team, Emmanuel Amuneke, said fresh opportunities would be given to new players as the Eaglets intensify preparations ahead of the African cadet championship…

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Siasia vows to sack U23 players who offer bribe for shirts

As the battle to make it into the Nigeria U23 team gets more intense, the head coach, Samson Siasia, has sternly warned his players not to make any attempt to offer him bribe because he would only select his final squad based on their talents. In a chat with the…

Amaju Pinnick , The newly elected NFF chairman

NFF Crisis: Amadu confirms receipt of FIFA letter

The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Musa Amadu, has debunked a report he denied receiving a letter from world football governing body, FIFA, which supported the majority decision of the NFF 2014 Electoral Appeals Committee. “How can I deny receiving a letter that was addressed directly to me?…

Amaju Pinnick , The newly elected NFF chairman

NFF Electoral Crisis: Again, FIFA wades in to determine Pinnick’s fate

The world football governing body, FIFA, has again been forced to intervene in the Nigeria football administration crisis. The intervention is coming months after the country was threatened with a ban over its inability to agree on a new leadership for the running of football in the country. FIFA will…

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Siasia invites Iheanacho, 46 others for Dream Team VI trials

The head coach of the U23 National Team, Samson Siasia, has invited 47 foreign-based players to camp for trials. Amongst the invitees are Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success, Taiwo Awoniyi, Musa Yahaya, among others from the World Cup winning Golden Eaglets team. All the players are expected to…

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Siasia clears the air on Eduok’s age controversy

The embattled Dolphins FC Striker, Emem Eduok, has received the backing of the coach of the Nigeria U23 team, Samson Siasia, concerning the age controversy he is currently enmeshed in. Siasia absolved Eduok of any blame as he fingered Dolphins FC and the League Management Company, LMC for improper handling…

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Sunshine Stars FC Boss, Mike Idoko, quits

The Sunshine Stars chairman, Mike Idoko, has resigned from the club after five years of service. He disclosed to journalists that he had to resign because his contract with the club was not renewed when it expired and his next destination would be revealed soon. “I have resigned from Sunshine…

Amaju Pinnick , The newly elected NFF chairman

NFF Electoral Appeal Committee chair ‘nullifies’ Pinnick’s victory

Barely 24 hours after the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Electoral Appeals Committee upheld the September 30 polls that produced the Amaju Pinnick-led executive, the Chairman of the Committee, Okey Ajunwa, has nullified the same elections. Mr. Ajunwa’s ruling contradicts the ruling of three other members of the committee who upheld…

Amaju Pinnick , The newly elected NFF chairman

NFF Electoral Appeal Committee chair ‘nullifies’ Pinnick’s victory

Barely 24 hours after the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Electoral Appeals Committee upheld the September 30 polls that produced the Amaju Pinnick-led executive, the Chairman of the Committee, Okey Ajunwa, has nullified the same elections. Mr. Ajunwa’s ruling contradicts the ruling of three other members of the committee who upheld…

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Electoral Appeals Committee upholds Sept. 30 NFF elections

The Nigeria Football Federation Electoral Appeals Committee has upheld the September 30 elections held in Warri, Delta state, albeit with some level of controversy trailing the decision. In a rather intriguing manner during a final deliberation which was made at an undisclosed venue in Abuja on Wednesday, the bulk of…

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CAF Awards 2015: Enyeama, Musa, Oshoala make final list

The Super Eagles duo of Vincent Enyeama and Ahmed Musa are amongst the final five players nominated for the 2014 CAF African player of the year award. The other players in the five-man list are Yaya Toure of Cote d’ Ivoire, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Asamoah Gyan of the…

The Nigerian U-20 women beat a hard fighting Mexican team to qualify for the semi-final of the world cup.

NFF delegation set for Canada 2015 draw

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, delegation to the Canada 2015 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals draw ceremony, will depart from Abuja on Thursday morning. Coach Edwin Okon, who led the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, to clinch a seventh African title in Namibia in October, will be joined…

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Stephen Keshi to sign new Super Eagles contract

The out-of-contract Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, the federation ha said. Confirming the plan, an executive member of the NFF board, Emeka Inyama, also told journalists on Friday that based on the recommendations of the Technical Committee…

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Bosso renews contract with Aba warriors

Former Flying Eagles coach, Issa Bosso, has officially extended his contract as the club’s Technical Adviser with Umuahia based Abia Warriors Football Club for another season. Speaking to journalists during the signing ceremony at the club’s modern secretariat in Umuahia, the Chairman of Abia Warriors FC, Emeka Inyama, said the…

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Victor Moses out of action for the rest of 2014 — Club

Nigeria and Stoke City forward, Victor Moses, will be out of action for the rest of the year due to a thigh injury, club officials have disclosed. The announcement was made on Stoke City FC's website on Wednesday that he will be out for at least six weeks, meaning there…

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Dolphins FC responsible for own failure at Federations Cup – Coach

The Head Coach of Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, Stanley Eguma, has blamed the team for making it impossible to beat Enyimba FC at the final of the Federations Cup in Lagos. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, the coach said poor preparations and the in-house problems especially…

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Ex-administrator accuses Nigeria football leadership of sabotaging Keshi

The current leaders of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, have been accused of sabotaging the efforts of the technical crew of the Super Eagles leading to the team’s failure to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations billed for Equatorial Guinea. Iyke Igbokwe, an ex-committee member of the NFF,…

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Federations Cup Final: Dolphins FC to face defending champion, Enyimba

Federations Cup finalists, Dolphins and Enyimba will slug it out between themselves Sunday at this year's Federations Cup final at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Both clubs will feature in CAF's continental competitions next year; Dolphins will represent Nigeria at the CAF Confederation Cup, while Enyimba will feature in…

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AFCON Qualifiers: Aaron Samuel confident ahead of Nigeria, South Africa clash

Nigeria’s rave of the moment, Aaron Samuel, is high on confidence that the Super Eagles will make it to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in grand style, beating South Africa on Wednesday in their final qualifying match. The Guangzhou R&F player who made his debut for the Super Eagles…

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AFCON 2015: CAF picks Mauritian referees for Nigeria, South Africa Match

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has picked Rajindraparsad Seechurn of Mauritius as referee for Wednesday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and South Africa in Uyo. Seechurn will be assisted by his countrymen, Balkrishna Bootun as the Assistant Referee 1, Vivian Vally as the Assistant Referee 2…

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Shooting Stars celebrate return to Nigeria Premier League

There is excitement in the camp of Shooting Stars of Ibadan following their promotion to the Nigeria Premier League after they defeated Akwa Starlets 1-0 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan on Saturday. Shooting Stars were relegated to the lower division last season but the Oluyole Warriors have made…

Hamza Al-Mustapha leaving Kirikiri prison

Alleged Jonathan’s Election Killer Squad: Al-Mustapha replies Obasanjo

Hamza Al-Mustapha, an army major and former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, recently floated a non-governmental organisation, Al-Mustapha Unity and Development Initiative. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, he speaks on the mission of the organisation and its source of funding as well as…

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AFCON 2015: Super Eagles can beat any African team – NFF Vice President

The First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Seyi Akinkunmi, Thursday said that the Super Eagles has the capacity to beat any African team. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, the Football administrator said the Super Eagles have the skills and the means to defeat any African team…

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NFF Crisis: Amaju Pinnick’s election faces fresh scrutiny

There are indications that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Elections Appeal Committee may nullify the September 30 polls that saw Delta State FA boss, Amaju Pinnick, emerge as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF. At the renewed sitting of the committee in Abuja on Thursday, it accepted testimonies…