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Nigeria Ranked 50th in Latest FIFA List

Nigeria Ranked 50th In Latest FIFA List

Nigeria Ranked 50th In Latest FIFA List

The Super Eagles moved one place up to 50th spot in the latest FIFA monthly ranking. According to FIFA’s website on Thursday, the Nigerian side reached 619 points in December and gained one step on the list. Despite failing to qualify for the African Cup of Nations in Gabon, Nigeria is seventh in Africa, behind

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Why FIFA Council Votes In Favour Of 48-teams

Fifa has voted unanimously in favour of expanding the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, with the changes set to be introduced at the 2026 tournament after being approved at a Fifa Council meeting in Zurich. The Fifa council confirmed on Tuesday morning that it had unanimously voted in favour of the new format,

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Riyad Mahrez  Crowned African Footballer Of  The Year

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has been named African Footballer of the Year for his part in the club’s stunning Premier League title triumph last season. Mahrez was chosen ahead of 2015 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool winger Sadio Mane in a poll of African national team coaches. The result was announced at


CAF Releases African Player Final Shorlist

Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Algeria Winger Riyad Mahrez and Senegalese Winger Sadio Mané have made the final top three for the 2014 African Player of the Year.   The trio made the cut following votes from Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, Media Committee, Technical & Football committee and


Chelsea Fires Mourinho

After enduring a torrid time this season, losing 9 of its 16 league matches so far, Chelsea Football Club of England’s management finally wielded the big stick against the team’s manager, Jose Mourinho Thursday. A statement by the club’s management said Mourinho is no longer incharge of the club. “Chelsea Football Club and José Mourinho


Issa Hayatou Replaces Blatter As FIFA’s Acting President

Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of AfricanFootball, CAF has been named as replacement for Sepp Blatter whose reign as FIFA president was cut shot yesterday by ethics committee of the organisation. Blatter, 79, was handed a 90-days suspension and stripped of all duties by the ethics committee for allegedly making an over bloated two

Nigerian Sports Award: Nominations Closes September 26

Nigerian Sports Award: Nominations Closes September 26

  Unmissable Incentives Limited, organizers of the prestigious Nigerian Sports Award, has announced that the nominations of outstanding sportsmen and women for the different categories of awards for the 2015 edition would close on Saturday, September 26. Briefing journalists on the 2015 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award in Lagos on Monday, Kayode Idowu, executive