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Protester throws paper money at Blatter

A British comedian on Monday interrupted a press conference by FIFA president Sepp Blatter throwing paper money in front of Blatter just as he was about to speak. As Blatter says he will not stand in new FIFA election The 79-year-old Blatter was about to give details of a special election for a new president when he was interrupted by…

FIFA’s election for Blatter’s successor on Feb 26

FIFA will hold a special election on February 26 to replace president Sepp Blatter, football’s scandal-tainted world body said Monday as French football great Michel Platini moved closer to launching a campaign. The FIFA executive, including rivals Blatter and Platini, agreed the date at a meeting in Zurich where the “exraordinary elective FIFA congress” will be held. Blatter announced on…

Kano Pillars sacks Coach Emordi over poor performance

Kano The Management of Kano Pillars FC on Monday announced the sack of the club’s technical adviser, Okey Emordi, with immediate effect. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the sack of Emordi is contained in a statement by Malam Kabiru Baita, the Chairman of the club. It stated that the sack of the technical adviser was as a…

FIFA to press for tougher checks after scandal

The FIFA executive will press for tough checks on new executive members and term limits on top officials, a statement said after a meeting. The measures will be put to a special congress to be held on February 26 next year to elect a new president of football’s world body. “The reform topics proposed include enhanced centralized integrity checks for…

Olympic Qualifier: Nigerians urge Dream Team to be more focussed

Pretoria (S/Africa) – Some Nigerians living in South Africa have observed that even though the National U-23 team, also known as the `Dream Team V1’, emerged victorious, they failed to convert from the many scoring chances that came their way. The Nigerians, who watched the Olympic qualifying match on Super Sport television, said nonetheless, that the team deserved the victory,…

Danger looms for Siasia’s Olympic Eagles

Nigeria’s hopes of playing at the CAF U-23 Championship hang on a cliffhanger following yesterday’s slim 2-1 victory over Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. The result has left this CAF U23 Championship qualifier wide open with the second leg in Pointe-Noire in a fortnight set to decide which team progress to the maiden edition of the…

We’ll succeed with Oliseh – Ayansi

BY JUDE OPARA, ABUJAApparently basking in the euphoria of the accolade that greeted the appointment of former national team captain, Sunday Oliseh as the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Felix Ayansi-Agwu says the country will win laurels with the new gaffer. Oliseh “We worked as a team and…

Enyimba beat Rangers 2-1

A 2-1 win against fierce rivals, Rangers, their first since 2007 helped six-time Glo Premier League Champions, Enyimba keep in competition with Sunshine Stars at the top rung of the log yesterday. Sunshine Stars claimed the honour of mid- season leaders courtesy of a hard fought 2-1 home win against basement side, Taraba United, but the Peoples Elephants will go into…

Siasia blasts wasteful team

Nigeria’s Under-23 team head coach, Samson Siasia has admitted that his side were wasteful against Congo in Sunday’s game at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stasium in Port Harcourt. The Dream Team V1 managed a 2-1 win against their Central African opponents in the 2016 Olympic qualifying clash. NOT A LAUGHING MATTER – Siasia “We missed lot of chances in the 2-1…

Siasia out to stop Devils

The national Under-23  team coach Samson Siasia has his hands full today in Port Harcourt as his team faces its toughest test in the qualifying campaign for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Siasia Siasia, successfully steered the team to bag a ticket for the Africa Games billed for Congo, Brazzaville in September after a slippery game against Zambia. Ironically, the Nigerian…

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