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CAF qualifiers: FIFA ban knocks out Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone may have gifted Ghana Black Stars six points in two African Nations Cup qualifiers scheduled for Kumasi on Thursday and Freetown next Monday. Sierra Leone are barred from the two matches after the country’s football association failed to

FIFA suspends Sierra Leone FA over government interference

FIFA has suspended the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) with immediate effect, due to government interference in soccer affairs, the sport’s world governing body said on Friday. FIFA’s decision came after it wrote to the African country’s sports minister expressing

FIFA congratulates Pinnick on re-election as NFF President

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Gianni Infantino, President of World Football ruling body, FIFA has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In the polls conducted by the NFF

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria now 48th, 4th in Africa

Super Eagles Nigeria moved one place from 49th position to 48th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as Belgium and France share the top spot for the first time in the table’s 25-year history. According to the rankings posted on the

FIFA, CAF name Observers to NFF Elections 2018

Amaju Melvin Pinnick, vying to become NFF president again World football–ruling body, FIFA on Monday named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee 2018-2022. Mudege is FIFA’s

FIFA to regulate transfer fees, player loans

Infantino A FIFA task force has proposed the use of an algorithm to calculate transfer fees as well as a luxury tax and a limit on the number of players who can be loaned in a report on possible reforms

FG Recognises Pinnick As NFF President To Avoid FIFA Ban

Pinnick   The Federal Government has announced its recognition of the Amaju Pinnick-led executive as the authentic leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation. In a tweet on Monday, minutes before the 12 pm deadline given by FIFA for the resolution

FIFA Only Recognises Pinnick As NFF President – Infantino

(File) FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference prior to the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament in Moscow. Photo: Alexander NEMENOV / AFP   FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the world football governing

2018 FIFA World Cup Set To Kick Off In Russia

People walk past a football billboard displaying (From L) Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi, Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil, Brazil’s striker Neymar and Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi./ AFP   All is set for the 2018 edition of

29 Nigerian referees get FIFA badges

World football governing body, FIFA has presented badges to 29 Nigerian referees. Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Referees Association, Kelechi Mejuobi, said 22 men and seven female referees received the badges. They are 14 centre referees and assistant referees, four

Nigeria falls heavily in latest FIFA ranking [See top ten]

The Nigerian senior national team, has been ranked 51st in the world in the latest FIFA month grading. The ranking was released by FIFA on Thursday. The Super Eagles also dropped to 9th in Africa. Germany, Brazil and Portugal retained

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid report Barcelona to FIFA over Griezmann chase

Atletico Madrid has reported Barcelona to FIFA for approaching Antoine Griezmann ilegally. Last weekend, Barca’s director of institutional relations, Guillermo Amor, admitted it was “possible” president Josep Maria Bartomeu had held talks with Griezmann’s family. FIFA’s rules clearly stipulates that

FIFA threatens to throw Spain out of 2018 World Cup

Former World Cup winners, Spain, could be banned from next year’s tournament in Russia, after FIFA warned against alleged government involvement in their federation. El Pais reports that the world governing body sent the Spanish Football Federation a letter, threatening

Russia 2018: How FIFA almost kicked out Nigeria’s Super Eagles from World Cup

On Tuesday, the Super Eagles of Nigeria escaped being kicked out of the 2018 World Cup, after FIFA awarded three goals and three points to Algeria. What was Nigeria’s offence? Fielding Shehu Abdullahi. The fullback was ineligible to feature in