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NFF Mourns Foremost Broadcaster, Fabio Lanipekun

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Nigeria Football Federation has described as “most sorrowful” the death of sports broadcasting pathfinder, Adesola ‘Fabio’ Lanipekun which occurred last Sunday, 6th March 2022, four days after the latter’s 80th birthday anniversary. NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, said: ‘To read about the death of Mr Fabio Lanipekun, only days after we celebrated him for ...

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NFF Celebrates The Whistle Man, Linus Mba, at 81

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has felicitated with one-time FIFA referee, one-time FIFA advisor on refereeing and the Federation’s Consultant on Refereeing for many years, Mr Linus Mba, as the erudite man-of-the-whistle turned 81 yesterday. General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, extolled Pa Mba’s endearing and lasting contributions to Nigeria Football, saying the one-time ...

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Airport Incident Was Beyond Us’ NFF Apologises to Falcons

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has apologised to the players and officials of Super Falcons over the incident that left them stuck for hours at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA). The federation described the incident as “unfortunate,” adding that the delay happened due to circumstances that were “beyond us.” Fides learnt that the Falcons were ...

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ANAMBRA INDEPENDENT FOOTBALL LEAGUE (AIFL) SEASON 6 (2021/22) GOAL

ANAMBRA INDEPENDENT FOOTBALL LEAGUE (AIFL) SEASON 6 (2021/22) GOAL SCORERS CHART AFTER MATCH DAY 14 (FOURTEEN ), FEBRUARY 25, 2022 *7 GOALS* ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽ OKEKE JOHN CHINAZA (DOSAD)  *6 GOALS* ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽ TOHEEB MAKINDE (HOPELAND) *5 GOALS* ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽ ADINA ODINAKA (GP WORLD) *4 GOALS* ⚽⚽⚽⚽ ALAGBOSO BROWN (OZALLA) ADINDU SOMTOCHUKWU (HOPELAND) MICHAEL MAKUO (OZALLA) CHRISTOPHER ODINAKA (MEKON) OBIEFUDO MOSES OBIOMA (MEKON) *3 ...

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Ex-Super Eagles player, Kingsley Obiekwu, Reveals New Plans After Receiving Donations

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Kingsley Obiekwu, a former Nigerian football player, says he is overwhelmed by the show of solidarity by Nigerians during his time of need. Mr Obiekwu, a member of the Nigerian team which won the men’s football gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, told the News Men he was extremely grateful. He said he was forced ...

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Over 80 Football Fans Escape Explosion in Kaduna Beer Parlour

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Residents of Ungwan Romi, Abuja Road junction of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State were subjected to panic and apprehension on Sunday evening and Monday morning following a discovery of an object suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) planted in the area. The Kaduna popular beer parlour near Nnamdi Azikiwe Bypassed by Abuja ...

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Over 200 Athletes Set for ND Western/MoC Trials at UNIBEN

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Over 200 athletes and secondary school students are expected to compete at the ND Western/MoC Trials on Friday, March 4, at the University of Benin Sports Complex, Edo State. The event, aimed at discovering a new generation of Nigerian athletes, is the first major talent hunt organised by Making of Champions (MoC) since 2018. In a ...

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Nigeria vs Ghana World Cup Play-off Gets New Dates

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Confederation of African Football last Monday informed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that the Super Eagles will now take on Ghana’s Black Stars on new dates. Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, disclosed in a statement that the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off round fixture between Nigeria and Ghana would not hold on the earlier ...

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Iwobi Needs Self Belief – Lampard

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh After posting a sterling performance for Everton in their 3-0 win over Leed United at Goodison Park last Saturday, Toffees manager, Frank Lampard, says Alex Iwobi needs to believe more in himself to thrive at the club, Fides reports. Captain Seamus Coleman scored the opener, heading in a rebound from Donny van de Beek’s cross before ...

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NFF Rolls Out New Qualification Criteria for Match Commissioners

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Match Commissioners’ Appointment Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has rolled out new criteria for interested football stakeholders to meet in order to be considered for the role of match commissioners in Nigeria’s domestic game. Rising from its inauguration and inaugural meeting in the Federal Capital, Abuja on Wednesday, Chairman of the NFF Match Commissioners’ ...

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