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Pinnick Appointed As Member Of FIFA Organizing Committee For Competitions

World football ruling body, FIFA, has named the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, into one of its most important committees – the Organising Committee for Competitions. 

Hitherto, the world body had different committees for organization of its several competitions, including the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup, FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA U20 World Cup, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, FIFA U17 World Cup, FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. 

NFF Rejects Offer To Host CAF U-17

                
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may have turned down a request from the Confederation of African Football, CAF to bail it out and host the 2017 edition of the African U-17 Championship. 

Charity Cup: Dumnodi Okonta Lashes Dalung, Questions NFF

Top sports reporter and producer Dumnodi Okonta lashed Solomon Dalung over the poor state of the Abuja National Stadium football pitch. The pitch looked bumpy and weedy was described by Dumnodi as Shameful. 

Gabros Chief In Move To Petition Ifeanyi Ubah Over Unpaid Fees

Money tussle between Chief Gabriel Chukwuma and Chief Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah over the ownership of Gabros International that later changed to FC Ifeanyiubah, Gabros Stadium at Beverly Hills of Nnewi (now FC Ifeanyiubah Stadium) took a very dangerous dimension a few days ago.

The alleged failure of Chief Ubah to keep to payment agreement in line with the latest peace move/dialogue brokered last October by prominent Anambra indigenes, which included renowned industrialist, Chief Tonimas and an Nnewi business mogul/community leader, Austin Emmanuel.

FIFA Pegs Annual Grant To NFF Over “traces of corruption”

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have been hit by the hammer of world football governing body, FIFA announced they have stopped their annual $1.5 development grant after they found “traces of corruption” in how previous monies have been spent by the NFF. FIFA went further to issue the NFF a FINAL warning “to straighten their financial records”.

Nigeria Can Win 2018 World Cup Says Akinwunmi

Vice President of NFF Seyi Akinwunmi has boasted that Nigeria can win the World Cup in Russia in 2018.

According to him,”We are entering the new year with the spirit of optimism. I believe that this year will be a good one for us.

“We have a few plans for the New Year. We’ve been blessed that we have a coach who shares our views. We are also lucky that even though we won’t be in Gabon for the Nations Cup, we have the coach there to check on our World Cup qualifying opponents which we believe will be a blessing for us.

Australian Open 2017: Day Five Highlights    

These are the latest news from the five day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Friday (all times GMT):

0705 WAWRINKA RALLIES TO REACH FOURTH ROUND

 

Wolverhampton Manager Praises Carl Ikeme   

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, Paul Lambert has praised Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme and the team's defenders for their remarkable feat in the season.

 

ESPN Sacks Commentator That Called Venus Williams A 'Gorilla'   

Sports media giant, ESPN said it had relieved tennis commentator Doug Adler from its Australian Open broadcast after he generated controversy with a comment during Venus Williams's second round match against Stefanie Voegele.

 

West Brom Make Move For Odion Ighalo   

Super Eagles and Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has been linked with a seventeen million pounds switch from Watford to West Bromwich Albion.

Ighalo could hope to resurrect a rather wretched season with a move to The Hawthorns.

 

EL Kanemi 2-1 Wikki Tourists: Samuel Mathias's Brace Downs Visitors   

The last match of NPFL week two fixtures saw EL Kanemi Warriors defeat visiting Wikki Tourists 2-1.

 

Pinnick Appointed As Member Of FIFA Organizing Committee For Competitions   

World football ruling body, FIFA, has named the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, into one of its most important committees – the Organising Committee for Competitions. 

 

Rangers Home Ground Not Ready For CAF Competition - NFF   

Director of Competitions, Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Bola Oyeyode, says the current state of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium is below standard for Africa Football Confederation competitions.

 

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal In easy win over Marcos Baghdatis   

Ninth seed Rafael Nadal saw off veteran Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 6-1 6-3 in Thursday night's final match at the Australian Open.

Nadal breezed past the world number 36, dropping only seven games, and will now face up-and-coming German Alexander Zverev, seeded 24th, in the third round.

 

Over 400 Rams Set To Do Battle At Ram Sports Promoter Association   

Over four hundred rams from six South-West states will participate in the eleventh edition of Ram Sports Promoter Association, Ram Owners, billed for next Sunday at Jalisco Sport centre, Oshodi.

 

NPFL: Today's Match Fixture   

El Kanemi will host Wikki Tourists today by 4pm at the EL Kanemi Stadium in Boko-Haram infected Borno State as match day 2 rounds up in the NPFL today.