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NFF pays Eagles full bonus, begins preparations for Zambia

NFF pays Eagles full bonus, begins preparations for Zambia

The Nigeria Football Federation has opted to pay players and officials of the Super Eagles the full match bonus for Monday’s crunchy 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against the Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde, even though the tie ended in a draw. NFF President Amaju Pinnick disclosed this to the team on board the ARIK

Pinnick excited by current Eagles squad

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has spoken glowingly of the youthfulness of the new Nigeria senior squad, with a clutch of new faces joining a few experienced and still –combative performers to take Nigeria pretty close to a 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket. “This team has not only shown capacity to go very far, but the

Serena Williams Welcomes First Baby Girl

Serena Williams welcomed a baby girl on Friday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach with fiancé Alexis Ohanian, according to reports in the United States . “Tennis star Serena Williams gives birth to a baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Mom and baby doing well,” WPBF-25 news producer Chris Shepherd announced

Nigeria’s D’Tigress emerge African Champions

The Nigeria Senior Women’s Basketball team, D’Tigress, have been crowned African champions again following their 65-48 win over Senegal on Sunday in the final of the 2017 Afrobasket Championship. D’Tigress, who last won the biennial championship in 2005, came to Sunday’s final prepared; and they delivered the prize. This is the third title Nigeria will

More football officials on NFF’s integrity radar

The Nigeria Football Federation has identified more football officials who must drop one of two or more hats in administration as the football body’s Integrity Initiative Reforms’ juggernaut rumbles on. In a letter signed on Tuesday by NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the body stated: “The Nigeria Football Federation in furtherance to her Integrity

Godwin Dudu-Orumen: An Edo born lawyer’s passion for football and grassroots sports development

By Nnamdi Okosieme To millions of Nigerians he is known as the Football Afficionado. That appellation underscores his love for football, the beautiful game. From the moment he burst onto national consciousness in the early 1990s as a presenter of the hugely popular television programme, ‘The Best of Football’, Godwin Dudu-Orumen’s love for football and

Awards up for grabs as Cowbell Football Academy summer camp nears end

The Cowbell Football Academy summer football camp, which opened on July 24, is inching toward a close. In the last three weeks, youngsters of different backgrounds have been taken through basic football rules, skills and tactics by a team of dedicated in-house coaches and guest trainers comprising former Nigerian international including former Green Eagles( now

Former Super Eagle, Franklin Howard predicts bright future for youngsters at Cowbell Football Academy

A former Nigeria international, Franklin Howard has predicted a bright future ahead for the youngsters taking part in the Cowbell Football Academy 2017 Summer Camp currently ongoing at the Main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Howard who was the pioneering captain of the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles was on hand on

Kelechi Iheanacho in legal row over his ‘relationship’ with an agent, faces up to two years in jail

MANCHESTER CITY striker Kelechi Iheanacho is facing problems in the US after allegations were made against him that he may have misled a court in Pennsylvania. Iheanacho, 20, is embroiled in legal battles with his previous representatives, American-based First Eleven Management, after pulling out of a contract with them two years ago to sign with