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FIFA ban: Nigeria beats deadline

A Jos High court on Thursday vacated an order which restrained the Nigeria Football Federation from functioning pending the hearing of a suit challenging the validity of the Aminu Maigari-led Nigeria Football Federation. Nigeria has therefore  met FIFA’s conditions to avoid being   banned   after   the Maigari board was reinstated following the ruling. The board was […]

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Drogba, Eboue face fines over Mandela tributes

The two Ivory Coast internationals unveiled their personal messages after Galatasaray’s game against Elazigspor on Friday, their first game after the death of South African icon Mandela.   Chelsea legend Drogba peeled off his shirt at the 2-0 win to reveal a tribute which said: ‘Thank you Madiba’ and former Arsenal defender Eboue’s vest said: […]

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Goodluck Jonathan’s gift to the Golden Eaglets…

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday announced a cash gift of N2m each for all the players of the nation’s Under-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, who won the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Soccer Championship on Friday in Abu Dhabi, United Emirates. The players, their handlers and key members of the Nigerian Supporters’ Club, according to the […]

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