Football is more than a religion in Nigeria, FIFA president says
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has described Nigeria as a country with unquantifiable passion and love for football, and where football is more than a religion.
Infantino, FIFA bigwigs arrive in Lagos as NFF/Aiteo Football Awards holds today
An array of prominent global figures, including FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and CAF President Ahmad, political chieftains, football stars, renowned administrators past and present, captains of industry...
Dalung says he’s still waiting for report of NFF’s committee on FIFA sanction
Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, says he is still waiting to act as may be necessary over Nigeria being sanctioned in November by world football governing body FIFA. Dalung, while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, said he was still waiting for the reaction of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to the…
FIFA chief sets VAR ruling for next month
FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday said football's governing body will decide next month whether to officially endorse the video assistant referee, a move that could see the controversial technology used at the World Cup.
Fans request for 4.9m tickets ahead random selection draws
More than 4,905,169 tickets had been requested by fans from all over the world before the random selection draw sales period concluded yesterday, FIFA has disclosed. Since December 5, 2017, supporters have had a great opportunity to apply for tickets exclusively at FIFA.com/tickets, and anticipation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer…
Eagles maintain 51st position in FIFA’s ranking
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have maintained their 51st position in the latest Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Coca Cola World Ranking released yesterday.
Five African Player of the Year facts
Five African Player of the Year facts ahead of 2017 award ceremony in Ghana Thursday:
African awards contenders
Contenders for 2017 Confederation of African football awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in Ghana Thursday (alphabetical order):