NFF Fire: Security Operatives question Key Players

NFF Fire: Security Operatives question Key Players

True to their word, Nigeria’s security operatives have begun interrogating key officials of the body that controls Nigeria’s football affairs in order to unravel the mystery behind the fire that engulfed the Abuja headquarters of the Nigerian Football Federation early last Wednesday. The fire inflicted significant damage on the building popularly called the Glass House. […]

FIFA has no cause to ban Nigeria – Minister

Just as the reality of the world wide ban slammed on Nigeria by FIFA is sinking in, the National Sports Commission has claimed that the suspension order was not a reflection of the event that led to the removal of the Aminu Maigari led board of the Nigeria Football Federation. The NSC said in press […]

Keshi can go – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not stop Coach Stephen Keshi from vacating his post as Super Eagles coach, after the ‘Big Boss’, as Keshi is fondly called expressed his desire to step down following Nigeria’s ouster from the World Cup. Vice president of the NFF, Mike Umeh spoke about Keshi’s impending departure and confirmed […]

South-South Football rejectS 15-year ban placed on Victor Rumson Baribote

The South-South Football Stakeholders has rejected the 15-year ban placed on Victor Rumson Baribote by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), declaring that the action was a witch-hunt of members from the zone. This decision was reached during an extra-ordinary meeting of the body which held in Benin City on Friday. The stakeholders noted that the […]

Rangers face more suspension trouble

Rangers of Enugu faced more sanctions concerning their players, after reliable duo Seun Taro and Pierre Coly were suspended by the Nigeria Football Federation’s appeals committee for unruly behavior. The League Management Company (LMC) had handed a season long ban to both players for alleged assault on match officials in a Week 3 game against […]

146 Goals Scandal: NFF Vows To Enforce Life Ban

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has assured Nigerians that it would enforce the life ban verdict on players and match officials involved in scandalous football scores in Bauchi. NFA’s Director of Competition, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, made the promise after the recommendations to sanction players and officials involved in the scandalous goals scandal were approved by […]

Obuh’s resignation accepted

Obuh’s resignation accepted

The resignation of John Obuh as coach of Nigeria U20 team has been accepted, officials have said. “We have accepted the resignation of John Obuh, but he is not the only one going,” said chairman of the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Green. “We have relieved all members of the technical […]

Bonus ‘war’ not over – Enyeama

Bonus ‘war’ not over – Enyeama

Super Eagles appear to have adopted a maxim which says that a man who fights and runs away lives to fight again in their quest for higher match bonuses. Standing-in captain and goalkeeper of the team, Vincent Enyeama, told international media in Belo Horizonte that the battle would resume after the Confederations Cup. “I don’t […]

Football house of commotion

It is an old dictum that what you love most is likely to be your albatross. Nigerians love football to no end and often, it is their worst source of heartache. Hardball cannot seem to count any two consecutive weeks without a rumpus in Nigeria’s football house. Recall that no sooner did the national football […]

U-17 Tourney: Agents Barred From Seeing Eaglets

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has, for the umpteenth time warned unscrupulous persons parading themselves as soccer agents from distracting the Golden Eaglets. Scores of agents are in Morocco particularly Marrakech to pluck new cash cows but the NFF has stated unequivocally that they would not have access to the Nigerian youngsters. “For the avoidance […]