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Drogba returns to Chelsea, signs one-year deal

 Drogba says returning to Chelsea was an easy decision. (more…)

Commonwealth Games

Nigeria wins first medal in women’s weightlifting at Commonwealth Games

India’s Sanjita Chanu won the gold with 173 points. Team Nigeria on Thursday in Glasgow…

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi

Mikel resumes Chelsea duty on Monday

The player's agent said, “Mikel has contract with Chelsea and he intend to respect that…

Man City Coach hails Iheanacho, predicts bright future

Iheanacho scored in City's 4-1 friendly win over Sporting Kansas City. After watching Kelechi Iheanacho shine like a million stars on his Manchester City debut late Wednesday night in the friendly against Sporting Kansas, Coach Manuel Pellegrini has predicted a bright future for the Nigerian youngster. Iheanacho scored in City's…

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Dolphins FC Whip Lobi Stars 4-2 in Federation Cup Quarter-finals

Giwa FC, Prime FC advance Dolphins Football Club of Port Harcourt on Wednesday in Enugu whipped Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi 4-2 to reach the semi-final of the 2014 Federation Cup competition. Amem Eduok gave Dolphins FC the lead in the 22nd minute after wasting many opportunities in the match…

NFF President, Aminu Maigari

BREAKING: NFF Sacks Aminu Maigari Over “Financial Misappropriation”

Mr. Maigari was sacked on allegations of “financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration” The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari, has been impeached. Mr. Maigari was removed from office after a vote of no confidence was passed on him by members of the executive committee of the NFF at…

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2014 Federation Cup: Enyimba, Dolphins secure semi final ticket

Enyimba scored two goals against Sharks FC. Former champions, Enyimba International FC and Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, are through to the semi finals of the 2014 Federation Cup having secured victories in their quarter final games on Wednesday. Aside the two former champions, the duo of Giwa FC and…

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Messi, Pirlo, Zidane, Baggio to participate in Vatican-sponsored charity match

Tickets for the match will go on sale Friday (more…)

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Dunga named new Brazil coach

Dunga was the 1994 World Cup-winning captain for Brazil Brazil's football federation, CBF, has confirmed Dunga as the new coach for the country senior national team, popular football website, Goal.com, is reporting. Dunga succeeds Luiz Scolari, who left the post after failing to claim Brazil's first World Cup on home…

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Steven Gerard retires from international football

The 34-year-old midfielder has earned 114 caps since his first appearance for the national team in the year 2000. England Midfielder and Liverpool FC’s captain, Steven Gerrard, announced his retirement from international duties on Monday. The skipper said he has enjoyed every moment shared in the English team. “I have…

Aminu Maigari

UPDATE: NFF meeting ends with no concrete resolution

Another meeting would be held next week. (more…)

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Nigeria’s Brown Ideye joins West Brom

Ideye signed a three-year deal. (more…)

Rumson Baribote, club president, Nembe FC

FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria

“The lifting of the suspension means that all of NFA’s membership rights have been reinstated, as defined in article 12 of FIFA Statutes”. The world football governing body, FIFA, on Friday lifted the suspension imposed on Nigeria on July 9. In a statement issued by Ademola Olajire, the Head of…

Aminu Maigari

Nigerian Football Crisis: Maigari, NFF board members hold crucial meeting

There is also a large presence of security officials from the police and the Department of State Security, DSS, at the venue. A crucial meeting of the ‘board’ of the Nigeria football Federation, NFF, is currently on at the federation’s secretariat in Abuja. The embattled chairman of the NFF, whose…

Philip Lahm

Germany captain, Philip Lahm, retires from national team

Lahm played 113 times for Germany. Barely one week after returning victorious from the Brazil World Cup, Germany captain. Philip Lahm, has announced his retirement from international football. The defender said he had been pondering the decision over the past season. "I decided that the World Cup in Brazil would…

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Diego Costa joins Chelsea, Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid

Costa helped Athletico win their first Spanish league title in 18 years. ‎ Chelsea FC have concluded the signing of Spanish forward, Diego Costa, from Atletico Madrid for a reported fee of £32 million. “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Diego Costa has today completed his transfer from Athletico…

Bayelsa United FC

Federation Cup: Bayelsa United, Gateway to clash in Abuja, Friday

The match was earlier scheduled for Thursday. The Nigeria Football League clubs, Bayelsa United of Yenagoa and Gateway FC of Abeokuta, will now trade tackles on Friday at the FIFA Goal Project, Abuja, in the 2014 Men Federation Cup Round of 16 match. Earlier scheduled for Thursday, the game was…

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FIFA Suspension: CAF postpones Nigeria Eaglets, DR Congo clash

CAF cited Nigeria’s suspension and ongoing efforts to resolve the dispute as reason for postponing the qualifier. The Confederation of African Football, CAF, on Thursday postponed the 2015 African U-17 Championship qualifying match between Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, from July 20 to July 27. CAF’s decision comes…

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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria climbs to 34th position

Germany is now number one in the world. The Super Eagles' performance and eventual qualification for the Round of 16 at the just-concluded World Cup in Brazil has impacted on the July FIFA ranking as Nigeria now occupies the 34th position. In the rankings table released by the world football…