• Eagles will continue to take the race one match at a time- Amaju Pinnick

    Eagles will continue to take the race one match at a time- Amaju Pinnick

    NFF President Amaju Pinnick celebrated three precious points but insisted that the Eagles will continue to take the 2018 World Cup qualifying race one match at a time.

    “This victory is very, very sweet. But as I said after the match in Zambia, this is a marathon. We have now won two matches out of six, and as a result of the draw between Cameroon and Zambia, we are looking very good on top.

    “The best approach is to keep focus, to […]

  • NFF officials forfeit extacode for Super Eagles allowances – Pinnick

    NFF officials forfeit extacode for Super Eagles allowances – Pinnick

    President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said he and his colleagues in the executive committee, have forfeited their extacode and allowances for the Super Eagles’ sake.

    The federation is facing financial challenges at the moment and needed a N100 million bailout from the government last month, to prosecute the team’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Zambia.

    Pinnick has now claimed they have now made personal sacrifices for the Eagles, ahead of this Saturday’s clash against Algeria in Uyo.

    “We […]

  • Pinnick assures Nigerians of victory over Algeria

    Pinnick assures Nigerians of victory over Algeria

    The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has assured Nigerians that Super Eagles would defeat their Algerian opponents in the November 12 World Cup qualifying match in Uyo.

    Pinnick told newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja that the federation was satisfied with the team’s preparation for the encounter.

    Pinnick said: “We are very happy with the preparations.

    “The coach, Gernot Rohr, is on top of his game.

    “He speaks to the players all the time. We believe very firmly that we are going to […]

  • NFF mourns with family of slain Izu Joseph

    NFF mourns with family of slain Izu Joseph

    The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserated with the family of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan defender, Izu Joseph, who was killed on Sunday, reportedly by a stray bullet from a member of the Joint Task Force.

    NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, was much grieved when he learnt of the incident, and immediately put a telephone call through to the father of the late footballer, who agonizingly narrated the tragic circumstances in which the young Joseph was killed.

    Pinnick said afterwards: “I am […]

  • Adama blasts Pinnick for claiming NFF is broke

    Adama blasts Pinnick for claiming NFF is broke

    A former marketing officer of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Idris Adama, has slammed current president, Amaju Pinnick, for claiming the federation is too broke to fly the Super Eagles to Zambia for Sunday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier.

    On Tuesday, Pinnick told the Senate Sports Committee, that they are yet to pay for the team’s chartered flight and hotel in Ndola, because of financial constraints.

    Adama, in his reaction, claimed that it is fraudulent for such things to be said.

    He revealed that […]

  • NFF waiting for funds from FG for Zambia match – Pinnick

    NFF waiting for funds from FG for Zambia match – Pinnick

    President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that they are yet to get funds, to handle logistics for the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola this weekend.

    Although he had initially denied claims they are facing financial challenges, but he has now opened up to the Senate Committee on Sports about the true state of things.

    “The draw was done for 20 teams that we qualify for the final phase of the World Cup […]

  • Nigeria’s World Cup group worse than ‘Group of Death’ – Pinnick

    Nigeria’s World Cup group worse than ‘Group of Death’ – Pinnick

    Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying group is worse than ‘Group of Death’ according to the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

    The three-time African champions will have to go past Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia to qualify for a sixth World Cup.

    “Nigeria have been drawn in a group beyond ‘Group of Death’,” said NFF boss Amaju Pinnick.

    “Algeria are Africa’s leading team, Cameroon have won the African Cup of Nations four times and have featured at the World Cup seven times, and Zambia […]

  • Pinnick says current economic realities hindering payment of coaches, players’ allowances

    Pinnick says current economic realities hindering payment of coaches, players’ allowances

    Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has pleaded with players and coaches of the Super Eagles to exercise patience over their outstanding bonuses as the federation is currently in financial crisis.

    Pinnick added that he is doing all he could to avoid a dispute ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia on October 9.

    Speaking in a Youtube interview, he said, “I believe that if you work you should earn your dues, but the current economic situation has put us […]

  • CAF reject Amaju Pinnick’s nomination for FIFA seat

    CAF reject Amaju Pinnick’s nomination for FIFA seat

    Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick will not contest for a FIFA council seat later this month after CAF did not endorse his nomination.

    The elections into the FIFA Council are slated for on September 29 with seven possible candidates have already been announced by CAF – Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea); Suketu Patel (Sychelles); Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana); Ahmad (Madagascar); Augustin Senghor (Senegal); Hamidou Djibrilla (Niger) and Chabur Goc Alei (South Sudan).

    The seven shortlisted candidates will undergo the FIFA integrity test, […]

  • Pinnick clarifies on Japanese’s cash reward to Dream Team

    Pinnick clarifies on Japanese’s cash reward to Dream Team

    The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has offered insights into why the federation initially rejected the $390,000 cash gift by Japanese surgeon, Katsuya Takasu, to the national U-23 team for winning the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Brazil.

    Takasu travelled to Belo Horizonte, where he gave two cheques to the team in the names of Coach Samson Siasia and John Mikel Obi, after Nigeria defeated Honduras 3-2 to finish third at Rio2016.

    NFF had blatantly refused to […]

  • AHEAD NIGERIA/TANZANIA AFCON QUALIFIER No winning bonus for Eagles – Pinnick

    AHEAD NIGERIA/TANZANIA AFCON QUALIFIER No winning bonus for Eagles – Pinnick

    The  President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that Super Eagles will not be paid match bonus, rather the players will be given daily camping allowance and return tickets due to the cash crunch facing the federation.

    He made this disclosure in a chat with SportingLife at the Glasshouse where he stated categorically that the football house has been surviving on borrowing to carry out national assignments especially the qualifiers.

    Pinnick also revealed that the federation has applied for […]