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Blatter set to learn ban appeal

Sepp Blatter, former FIFA President

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will learn Monday whether his appeal against a six-year ban from football has been successful, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday. Once the most powerful man in football, Blatter is serving a ban for ethics violations relating to a suspect $2 million payment he authorized in […]

African teams to increase from 5 to 7 at the World Cup – Infantino

Gianni Infantino, FIFA president

Africa will get an additional two World Cup finals places should the tournament be expanded to 40 teams from 2026, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino. Infantino proposed the expansion from 32 teams before he was elected by world football’s governing body in February. Africa is currently allocated five places at World Cups. “My proposal has […]

FIFA big wigs will no longer visit Lagos – NFF

(L-R) Fatma Samoura, Amaju Pinnick and Gianni Infantino

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday released the itinerary of FIFA President Gianni Infantino who is due in Nigeria on Sunday, indicating he would now visit only Abuja. A statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Assistant Director of Communications, indicated that Infantino would no longer visit Lagos as earlier expected. The statement indicated that the […]

FIFA starts probe of ex-official Makudi

FIFA

The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee on Friday said it has opened proceedings against former Thailand football supremo and former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi who faces a lengthy ban. A statement said that no further details would be published and that Makudi has the right to request a hearing. Meanwhile, the ethics […]

Super Eagles:NFF names Yusuf as Le Guen’s replacement

Salisu Yusuf

The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Salisu Yusuf as the new Super Eagles Head Coach following Frenchman Paul Le Guen’s rejection of the job. The Technical and Development Committee of the NFF on Monday recommended to its executive committee that Le Guen be appointed Super Eagles Technical Adviser. The Frenchman […]

FIFA gets new World Cup sponsor

FIFA

FIFA, which has struggled to find commercial partners since it was battered by a corruption scandal last year, named a Russian bank as its first regional World Cup sponsor. The global soccer body on Monday said Alfa Bank would “activate sponsorship initiatives” around the 2018 World Cup, which is being hosted by Russia. FIFA said […]

Sports writers welcome FIFA president’s visit to Nigeria

Gianni Infantino

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo, says the expected visit of FIFA’s President, Gianni Infantino to Nigeria will open a new vista for the nation’s football. Sirawoo made the assertion in a statement by the association’s Secretary-General, Olawale Alabi, on Sunday in Ilorin. The statement said the visit underscored the regard […]



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