THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that it has no plans to contract a foreign technical director for the national teams. This is coming at the heels of an earlier disclosure by a Board member, Emeka Inyama that “there was no going back on its plan to hire a foreign technical director for the national teams.”
The Ghana Football Association has maintained Kwasi Appiah as Coach for the senior national football team, the Black Stars. Ghanaweb.com reports that the team performed poorly and finished 4th at the just ended AFCON tournament in South Africa, falling short of set target of lifting the trophy. But addressing the media at the GFA Secretariat on Friday, FA President Kwasi Nyantakyi said the FA will keep Kwasi Appiah as Head Coach of the team, adding that firing coaches is not the panacea to the team’s poor show.
Mikel Obi has revealed that winning the AFCON trophy brought back sweet memories when he won an historic Champions League with Chelsea in May.
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP, Delta North has hailed the Nigerian Super Eagles on their victory in the African Cup of Nations tournament saying they point to the renaissance of the Nigerian spirit.
Keshi is staying on - Minister ... Report reaching us from South Africa says the glorious Super Eagles handler, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has withdrawn his resignation, after a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi.
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At a time that South Africa and indeed the whole continent are engulfed in football, Rape cases are threatening to overtake and score more headlines than football itself.
Sunday Mba A goal on the 40th minute by Sunday Mba gave Nigeria a goal advantage over Burkina Faso in the finals of the AFCON 2013 being played in Soweto, South Africa. Mba had slotted in the winning goal for Nigeria against Ivory Coast in the quarter finals. Game now at half time
Nigeria’s D”banji to be the star attraction during the Afcon grand finale Africa’s hottest emcee.
Clemens Westerhof, the Dutch coach who won the Nations Cup for Nigeria in 1994, Qualified Nigeria for their first ever World Cup finals in USA ’94 and the man who made Nigeria the best football country in Africa before the plunge started when he left, has spoken on the final with Burkina Faso today.
Finidi George is one of the heroes of the revolution Clemens Westerhof launched in Nigerian football, a tremendous effort that saw Nigeria rank the 5th best football country in the world. It was a feat many doubt if it can ever be achieved again in this millennium. We called Finidi’s house in Spain and asked him what he thought of the two teams, advice to the Eagles and what it feels like playing in a cup final of this nature.
Nigeria Football Supporters Club members are not likely to watch the final of the Nations Cup this evening because they have been unable to get match tickets. President-general of the club Rafiu Ladipo alleged on Saturday that the Local Organising Committee of the tournament had failed to honour its agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation to issue about 2000 tickets to its supporters for the match.