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FIFA Clears Switzerland Player Ukoh For Nigeria

FIFA Clears Switzerland Player Ukoh For Nigeria

The Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, has cleared a former Switzerland U-20 international, Steven Archibong Effiong Ukoh to represent Nigeria at full international level. The Nigeria Football Federation announced this on Thursday. The player, described as a versatile midfielder, was born on June 19, 1991 to Nigerian parents in Berne, Switzerland, and currently plays

I Received FIFA’s Letter – Amadu

Musa Amadu, General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has debunked a report that he denied receiving a letter from world football governing body, FIFA that upheld the majority decision of the NFF 2014 Electoral Appeals Committee. “How can I deny receiving a letter that was addressed directly to me? I don’t know where

Why Indian Footballer Died While Celebrating His Goal

Peter Biaksangzuala, an Indian player, who plays for Bethlehem Vengthlang FC, a club based in north-east Indian state of Mizoram, died while celebrating his goal for his club in a football match. His acrobatic goal celebration ended in a tragedy as he landed with his head. The 23-year-old landed awkwardly and suffered a serious spinal

FIFA Bans Player For Match Fixing

FIFA has imposed a worldwide life ban on Yaroslav Dmitriev, a Russian player implicated in fixing Estonian top-division matches. FIFA says it expelled Dmitriev from all football activities and the Estonian Football Association bans for 12 other players up to six months during an ongoing investigation. FIFA says the case alleges fixing in 2011, when

FIFA Offers Alternate kickoff dates for 2022 WC

FIFA has offered January and November in 2022 as alternative kickoff dates for the World Cup in Qatar. FIFA said it presented the two options on Monday when its consultation group first met to seek ways to avoid playing in the desert heat of June-July. FIFA’s executive committee will confirm the 2022 World Cup dates

NFF: Giwa Steps Aside To Avoid FIFA Sanction

 In a move to forestall an impending FIFA ban on Nigerian football, Christopher Giwa, the factional leader of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Monday, relinquished his position as the president of the nation’s football governing body.  In an interview with the British Broadcasting Company, BBC, Musa Adamu, Secretary General of the NFF during Maigari’s

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