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South Africa In Trouble As FIFA Cancels World Cup Match

South Africa In Trouble As FIFA Cancels World Cup Match Just a day after suffering a humiliating home defeat against Cape Verde in a World Cup qualifying match, FIFA compounded  South Africa’s misery when it cancelled an earlier match in November last year involving  the country and Senegal which the former won 2-1 . Some

Falcons Last Chance

He walked into the press conference at the Winnipeg Stadium on June 12, shortly after the match against Australia which his team, the Super Falcons, lost 0-2, betraying no sign of worry. But once the interview with journalists got underway and he was asked by the TELL reporter what strategy the Super Falcons will adopt

Blatter Resigns

After much prodding, Sepp Blatter, on Tuesday, quit his job as President of the Federation of International Football Associations, FIFA, the world’s football governing body. While announcing his exit from the position to which he just won another re-election, the 79-year-old Swiss said his interest in the smooth running of the affairs of FIFA informed

Top FIFA Officials Arrested for Corruption

Seven top officials of FIFA were arrested on Wednesday in connection with alleged corruption. The arrests were made by the US Department of Justice over two criminal investigations into allegations of corruption involving the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids scheduled to be hosted by Russia and Qatar respectively. The seven were among 14 high-ranking

What’s The Hold up on Keshi?

The drama surrounding the long-running negotiations between the Nigeria Football Federation and Stephen Keshi, the coaching candidate for the Super Eagles, is unprecedented in the history of football-contract negotiations anywhere in the world. Since both parties indicated interest in working together again we have been regaled in the media with varying statements and positions by

Nigeria Drops in Latest FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped four places in the FIFA ranking for the month of April. According to the ranking released on Thursday, Nigeria dropped from 41st position to 45th position as a result of a run of poor form. A total of 135 Grade A international games, including 2018 World Cup qualifiers

FIFA Says No apologies for Timing of 2022 World Cup

The World Football governing body, FIFA, has said that it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about its plan to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December. Jerome Valcke, FIFA secretary general, speaking at a news conference in Doha on Wednesday, said, “There will be no compensation and no

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