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AFCON Qualifier: Sport Minister blames Rohr for Super Eagles poor outing against Sierra Leone
AFCON Qualifier: Sport Minister blames Rohr for Super Eagles poor outing against Sierra Leone

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, SUNDAY DARE, has criticized the performance of the Super Eagles in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone. SUNDAY DARE blamed the Technical Adviser of the national football team, GERNOT ROHR, for the poor outing of the Super Eagles. DARE said the Super Eagles’ draws in the two…

Super Eagles Camp open for CAF Qualifiers
Super Eagles Camp open for CAF Qualifiers

Some foreign based players of the Super Eagles of Nigeria have returned home for the first-leg of the African Cup of Nations qualifier against the national football team of Sierra Leone on Friday. Those who have reported at the Super Eagles camp in Benin City, Edo State, include AHMED MUSA, KELECHI IHEANACHO, OKOYE MADUKA, OGHENEKARO ETEBO, and…

NFF receives $1M FIFA palliative
NFF receives $1M FIFA palliative

The Nigeria Football Federation has received the sum of one million US dollars as Covid-19 palliative from the world football governing body, FIFA. NFF President, AMAJU PINNICK, confirmed receiving the money in a series of messages on Twitter. PINNICK said FIFA equally sent six hundred thousand dollars for the FIFA Forward projects in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, and…

Former IAAF Head, Lamine Diack, jailed for Four years
Former IAAF Head, Lamine Diack, jailed for Four years

The former head of the International Association of Athletics Federation, LAMINE DIACK, has been jailed for four years. Eighty-seven-year-old DIACK was found guilty of corruption and money-laundering charges linked to the Russian doping scandal. He was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and letting them continue competing, including in…

FIFA puts cost of Covid-19 pandemic at $11B
FIFA puts cost of Covid-19 pandemic at $11B

The football world governing body estimates that the game has lost about eleven billion US dollars to the Covid-19 pandemic. FIFA noted that the revenue losses caused by the pandemic had forced about one hundred and fifty football associations to look for help. The associations are targeting FIFA’s one point five billion dollars’ emergency relief fund for…

Buhari rules out Forex for Food, Fertilizer imports
Buhari rules out Forex for Food, Fertilizer imports

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria not to provide foreign exchange for the importation of food and fertilizers. President BUHARI gave the order as the Federal Government rolls out its Economic Sustainability Plan, which aims to strengthen food security in Nigeria. He gave the directive during a meeting of the National Food Security…

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