• NFF signs deal for Eagles coach’s salary

    NFF signs deal for Eagles coach’s salary

     

    The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday signed a deal for the payment of the new Super Eagles coach’s salary by a consortium of private firms mainly in the oil sector of the Nigerian economy.

    It was learnt that the signing was carried out by top officials of the football governing body.

    Earlier on Wednesday the NFF officials released a statement informing the public that they had no agreement with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on payment of Eagles coach.

    They were reacting to a […]

  • NFF denies agreement with NNPC on payment of Eagles’ coach

    NFF denies agreement with NNPC on payment of Eagles’ coach

    The Nigeria Football Federation has refuted the report that the Federation has secured the sum of $1.5 million from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation as sponsorship for salaries of the incoming Super Eagles’ Head Coach.

    Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, said: “The story is the figment of the imagination of the writers. Nobody in the NFF or NNPC discussed the matter of salary of Eagles’ Coach and there is no iota of truth in it.

    “Of […]

  • Super Eagles arrive Swaziland ahead of their match today … See more photos

    Super Eagles arrive Swaziland ahead of their match today … See more photos

    Super Eagles players arrived Swaziland yesterday evening ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against the Swaziland national football team this evening. On their arrival, they trained at the the Somhlolo Stadium, Lobamba, venue of the match. See more photos

  • NFF to stop paying Super Eagles players cash

    NFF to stop paying Super Eagles players cash

    Beginning with next month’s World Cup qualifier, players of the Super Eagles will no longer be paid their bonuses by cash.

    The squad members have been ordered to open accounts with a particular local bank, where the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), will pay their bonuses into.

    “We have been asked to open foreign currency accounts with a bank where our bonuses will now be paid,” a player informed AfricanFootball.com
    The direction is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s new financial policy as it […]

  • John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses return to Super Eagles

    John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses return to Super Eagles

    Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has listed goalkeeper and skipper Vincent Enyeama, midfielder John Mikel Obi and forwards Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo among 24 players for next month’s friendly internationals against Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon in Belgium.

    Enyeama is joined by England–based Carl Ikeme, who in his debut kept clean sheets against Tanzania and Niger Republic in two internationals earlier this month, as well as home –based stars Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Femi Thomas.

    Former junior international defender Abdullahi […]

  • Leave Me Alone, Stephen Keshi Tells Nigerians

    Leave Me Alone, Stephen Keshi Tells Nigerians

    Sacked Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has told Nigerians to leave him alone after being relieved of his duties by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the weekend.

    Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi with Home Based Super Eagles at a News Conference at the Eagles’ Camp in Abuja
    Sacked Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi with Home Based Super Eagles at a News Conference at the Eagles’ Camp in Abuja File Photo
    Speaking yesterday, the former Togo and Mali coach begged soccer […]

  • Eagles happy with Bafana draw, says South Africa coach

    Eagles happy with Bafana draw, says South Africa coach

    A sport report gathered that South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba believes Nigeria left Sunday’s match venue the happier of the two sides.

    Bongani Zungu’s stoppage time goal secured a 1-1 draw for Bafana Bafana at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

    The hosts had dominated most of the game, but failed to take their chances with Andile Jali missing a penalty just after the hour mark.

    Ahmed Musa opened the scoring with a spectacular effort with five minutes remaining before Zungu pounced.

    Mashaba explained that […]