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Pinnick appointed into CAF Emergency Committee

Pinnick appointed into CAF Emergency Committee

The Confederation of African Football on Friday appointed Mr. Fouzi Lekjaa, the president of the Federation Royal Marocaine de Football, as its 3rd Vice President. Lekjaa, who is also Chairman of the CAF Finance Committee, joins Ghanaian Kwesi Nyantakyi and Omari Constant Selemani of DR Congo as President Ahmad’s deputies. At the same meeting on

CAF increases Exco membership, prunes committees , Ahmad seeks support for ‘vast project of change’

The CAF Congress on Friday in Rabat, Morocco put a seal on a number of changes proposed at a two – day symposium on African Football and which the Executive Committee approved on Thursday. The symposium that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday at the International Conference Centre in Skhirat, outside Rabat crystallized a plethora

CHAN Eagles to tackle qualifiers opponents in Kano

Nigeria’s senior home –based professionals will camp for their 5th African Nations Championship qualifying fixture against either of Benin Republic or Togo in the ancient city of Kano. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, stated on Wednesday that the Kano State Government has given approval for the camping, which will start on Monday, 24th July

Why we’re proposing 24 –team AFCON-Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation and President of AFCON, Amaju Pinnick on Wednesday in Rabat told the gathering of African football’s decision makers why CAF’s flagship tournament should be expanded. “This proposal is hinged on sporting, commercial and infrastructural reasons, and we believe that sooner than later, everyone would come to appreciate the position

African football symposium ends on a high in Rabat

A two –day symposium on African football with the theme, ‘African Football: Our Vision’ ended in Rabat, Morocco on Wednesday with high hopes for the future of the African game. Presidents and General Secretaries of CAF’s 55 Member Associations were joined by Chairmen of Leagues, top –notch club owners, marketing gurus, media luminaries, broadcast partners,

American soccer coaches, Odegbami, Rufai, Adepoju others for Cowbell/Multisports summer football camp

. Top five participants to receive American university scholarship The 2017 edition of the Cowbell Football Academy Summer Camp for youngsters organized by Multisports Services and Entertainment Limited, will be taken a notch higher than previous editions, organizers have disclosed. Godwin Dudu-Orumen, CEO of Multisports, says the 2017 will feature the participation of leading soccer

Pinnick to open FIFA MA Elite Programme in Abuja

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick will on Monday declare open this year’s FIFA Member Association (MA) Elite Programme for Nigerian referees, assessors and physical fitness trainers in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This year’s programme will run between 3rd and 8th July 2017. Last year, more than 230 Nigerian referees,

How culture, passion and genetics are fueling a Nigerian takeover of U.S. sports

Nigerians are making waves in the U.S. due to their intensity, intelligence and athleticism It wasn’t just coincidence to Bobby Burton. The 47-year-old Houston native had been covering college football recruiting for more than 20 years. With increased frequency, the best players he saw were more Americanized than American. Burton lives in a Houston recruiting

Ex-Nigeria international, Kelechi Emeteole, dies after battling throat cancer

Former Green Eagles player and veteran coach Kelechi Emeteole is dead. Emeteole, aged 66, succumbed to the throat cancer that saw him recently undergo an operation in India. Toyin Ibitoye, media officer of the Super Eagles, announced his death on Wednesday. “Gone but can never be forgotten. Former @NGSuperEagles assistant coach, ex Heartland FC, Rangers

Sunshine Stars coach Egunavoen quits

There is a strong indication that the coach of the Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure, Austine Egunavoen has resigned following the non-impressive performance of the club in the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League. The Sunshine lost at home to the visiting Plateau United of Jos 1-2 in their last NPFL Week 23 match played