Tag: FIFA

NFF President Pinnick elected into FIFA Executive Council

President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has been elected into the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) council after a landslide victory. Pinnick defated Malawian FA president Walter Nyamilandu by 43 votes to eight during the Caf General Assembly held in Rabat, Morocco on Friday. Following several withdrawals[Read More…]

Nigeria drops to 36th position on latest FIFA global rankings

Nigeria have slipped to 36th position on the latest FIFA global rankings for February, dropping one place from their previous position. Gernot Rohr’s side remain the fifth- best country in Africa with Senegal retaining the no. 1 spot, followed by Tunisia , Algeria and Morocco in the second , third[Read More…]

FIFA cancels World Cups in 2021

World football governing body, FIFA has announced the cancellation of the U-17 and U-21 world cups that were scheduled to be held in 2021.  The federation said it made this decision because of the novel Coronavirus that has disrupted the world in the past 11 months.  The U-17 World Cup[Read More…]

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by two spots in FIFA’s ranking for September to place 29th after more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the ranking placed on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1493 points during the period under[Read More…]

‘I was wrongly banned by FIFA’, -Samson Siasia laments

Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has stated that he has been wrongly accused, banned and fined by FIFA for an offence he never committed, Sports Extra reports.  Siasia was fined $50,000 and banned for life by FIFA for allegedly agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches’ for betting purposes. In a media statement[Read More…]

FIFA Threatens Worldwide Ban On Nigeria

World football governing body, FIFA at the weekend warned that it would not consult with any of the parties fighting for the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) before throwing the country out of the game if it found that a third party had been meddling in the nation’s[Read More…]

Joao Havelange, Man Who Made Fifa A Global Powerhouse Dies At 100, Neither Drank Nor Smoked

Joao Havelange, who has died at 100, was the man who made FIFA a global powerhouse, only to resign under a cloud of corruption that has darkened the world footballing body’s reputation. His death was confirmed Tuesday by the Samaritano Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He had been treated there[Read More…]

FIFA Warns An Impending “Suspension” Should Amaju Pinnic Be Removed

Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has warned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) of an impending “suspension” should Amaju Pinnick be removed as president. In a letter to Pinnick dated April 11, 2016, FIFA warned that last week’s decision of the federal high court in Jos, if implemented, would likely[Read More…]

Sepp Blatter And Michel Platini Suspended For Eight Years From All Football-Related Activities

The President of FIFA, Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss, Michel Platini, have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation. They were found guilty of breaches surrounding a $2 million “disloyal payment” made to Platini in 2011. The FIFA ethics committee said that Blatter and[Read More…]

Thabo Mbeki, Others Approved Alleged $10m ‘Bribe’ For FIFA

The highest levels of South African government approved a $10 million dollar payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup, media reports said Friday. Then president Thabo Mbeki and foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma approved the payment which the authorities again insisted Friday was for[Read More…]