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Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos governor, says the state is proud of the achievements of Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker. The governor said this during a town hall meeting on Thursday. Oshoala, who plays for Dalian Quanjian of China, recently won the aiteo/CAF African women’s footballer of the year award for the third time. The Lagos governor

NFF inaugurates Technical and Development committee

The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday inaugurated its newly –composed Technical and Development Committee, just as the committee held its inaugural meeting at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who represented NFF President Amaju Pinnick and the Executive Committee, hailed the calibre of the membership, before charging them to bring their

Minister apologises for Buhari’s goof on board appointments

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has apologised for one of the errors committed by President Muhammadu Buhari in his recent controversial board appointments. The appointments of 209 board chairpersons and 1,258 board members were announced on Friday. PREMIUM TIMES reported some of the controversies surrounding the appointments such as the inclusion of

BREAKING: Former AC Milan, Chelsea star, George Weah, elected President of Liberia

Former AC Milan, Manchester City and Chelsea striker George Weah has been elected president of Liberia. Weah – the first African to win the Ballon D’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year – won comprehensively, clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the West African country. His opponent Joseph Boakai, who has been vice-president

FIFA sanctions Nigeria for using ineligible player, deducts three points

World football ruling body, FIFA, has fined the Nigeria Football Federation 6,000 Swiss Francs (approximately N2,175,660.00) for fielding an ineligible player in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match between Algeria and Nigeria on November 10, 2017. A statement by the (NFF) noted, however, that the sanction does not in any way hurt Nigeria’s qualification

BREAKING: WORLD CUP DRAWS: Eagles land in group with perennial foes, Argentina

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been group alongside perennial foes and two-time champions, Argentina. In the draws on Friday in Switzerland, Nigeria was drawn alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D. This will be the fifth time Nigeria and Argentina would be meeting at the Mundial. Their first meeting was in 1994 when the South