FIFA Emergency Committee suspends Nigeria Football Federation

The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 9 July 2014, to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, on account of government interference. Article 13, par. 1 and article 17, par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes oblige member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence from third parties. The decision […]

Kelechi Iheanacho: Nigeria’s Next Goal Machine

FIFA.COM: Kelechi Iheanacho raced to the corner flag, the entire Nigerian team chasing after him. He raised and pumped his arms, extending his fingers to the heavens. His knees followed along in rhythm. He was conducting the crowd, a massive throng of fellow Nigerians, and they mimicked his movements. A whole stand at the Khalifa […]

Falconets edge into semis past brave Mexico

FIFA.COM:  Nigeria have won their way into a second successive FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup semi-final with a hard-fought 1-0 extra-time victory over a resilient Mexico in Tokyo. Nigeria, beaten finalists in Germany two years ago, were dominant throughout the first hour, but were unable to make the breakthrough on the scoreboard until Desire Oparanozie’s […]


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