Amazing! See Pictures of First Ever Nigeria National Team
The Nigeria national football team, the Super Eagles clock 69 this Thursday and are one year away from milestone 70th anniversary.
What has become a global brand, featuring in six of 21 World Cup editions and being three time African champions and four –time runners up have an unchattered course on August 16, 1949 when 18 largely barefooted footballers boarded an Elder Dempster ship, MV Apapa heading to Liverpool in England.
FIFA releases Nigeria’s latest ranking in world football
The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped one place from 48th position to 49th in the latest FIFA world ranking. The latest ranking was released on Thursday on the website of the football governing body. In Africa however, the Super Eagles moved to 5th place from the 6th position.
At the global scene, Uruguay moved to 5th place sending Argentina to 11th place in the world, while Croatia have moved up to 4th place from 20th. Read more: http://dailypost.ng/2018/08/16/fifa-releases-nigerias-latest-ranking-world-football/
FIFA can’t ban Nigeria, Giwa’s lawyer says
A lawyer, Ardzard Habilla, has said that the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) cannot ban Nigeria over the lingering leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which needed to be sorted out internally by the country’s judiciary.
Habilla, who is counsel to Chris Giwa, an NFF factional President, said this in Abuja on Thursday while addressing newsmen on the threat by FIFA to ban Nigeria from all football activities following intervention by the court. Giwa had dragged the Pinnick-led board to court over forceful takeover of the NFF secretariat following Pinnick’s emergence as president in an election conducted on Sept. 30, 2014.
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/08/fifa-cant-ban-nigeria-giwas-lawyer-says/
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Nigeria may escape Fifa ban as Presidency intervenes in NFF crisis
Nigerian football may escape the looming international ban from Fifa following the intervention of the presidency, Goal understands.
Reports say that acting president Yemi Osinbajo met with sports minister Solomon Dalung behind closed doors moments after their Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday. Read more at http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/nigeria-may-escape-fifa-ban-as-presidency-intervene-in-nff/32j4ny3qswzr130rks8kolmbh