FIFA Has Not Written To NFF Over Ban Threat, Giwa Says

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Giwa, has said that FIFA, the world soccer governing body, has not communicated its threat to ban the NFF. “The alleged FIFA ban threat is a creation of the media. FIFA has not written to lodge any complaint with us. We only read all these things in the media,” […]

Nigeria climb to 41 in latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria moved up to the 41st position in the World and retained the fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings. The rankings released by the World Football governing body showed that Nigeria moved up three places from the 44th position in September, but maintained the fifth spot in Africa. It said that […]

Former Lagos Attorney General, Ayo Phillip gets FIFA appointment

Dayo Emmanuel Former Attorney General of Lagos State and ex-Chair of the state’s Independent Electoral Commission, Justice Ayotunde Phillip, has been appointed into the newly-constituted FIFA Ethics Committee. The appointment took place at the Congress of the world football governing body taking place in Manama, Bahrain. Phillip, 68 was the fourth female Chief Judge of […]

FIFA confirms nine World Cup slots for Africa

Africa could have as many as 10 teams competing at the 2026 World Cup after the allocation for places at the expanded 48-nation competition was ratified by the FIFA Council during their meeting in Bahrain, ESPN reports. Africa is guaranteed nine places, up from the current five, while a 10th nation will enter a six-team play-off tournament […]

Nigeria Football Federation, best on the continent

  The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been enlisted on the Premium Services of the world governing body, FIFA DTMS (Domestic Transfer Matching System) and Intermediary Regulations Tool, spokesman of the Federation, Ademola Olajire has confirmed through a statement. According to the statement issued yesterday in Abuja, the NFF had become the first governing body […]

If not football, I would have been gospel artiste-Onazi

  Nigerian international and 23 year old midfielder, Ogenyi Eddy Onazi has disclosed that if not for football, he would have been a gospel artiste. Onazi who recently moved to Turkey from Lazio FC of Italy declared his love for music while he disclosed the secret behind the customised Bible verse on his boots. “Well, […]