A mission to change the narrative: Ibrahim Gusau’s continuous vision on transforming Nigerian football from the domestic league

December 1, 2023 Michael Obasi 0

The Phrase “changing the narrative” is a very productive and positive words which simply means to change the way one looks at things or life in general. This was exactly the message of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation Ibrahim Gusau when he was privileged to declare open the Nigeria Premier Football League Retreat for staff in Abuja . Read More

NFF President drums support as Super Eagles kick-off 2026 World Cup qualifier

November 14, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Ibrahim Gusau has called on all stakeholders within the country’s football fraternity to rally round the Super Eagles as the team officially begin its 2026 FIFA World cup qualifying series. Super Eagles, three times African Champions will open their campaign this week with a double header against Lesotho and Zimbabwe for the sole Read More

The NFF’s suspension of errant referees

November 12, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Recently, the Refereeing Development Committee/Unit (RDCU) of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), wielded the big stick. At the receiving end of the disciplinary actions were 14 whistle men and their assistants whose poor handlings of matches in the ongoing Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) were believed to be capable of bringing the elite competition into disrepute. The Committee/Unit followed up Read More

Football development: Again, NFF board visits Sports Minister

October 12, 2023 Editor 0

The federal government has called on the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to, as a matter of urgency, build sufficient will for the development of football in the country Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, gave the charge on Wednesday in his office at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja when he engaged the board Read More

Pictures: Elegbeleye storms 6th Sheroes Cup as Naija Ratels, Edo Queens win again, RSDF gifts balls to clubs

October 10, 2023 Editor 0

The Chairman of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, was a Special Guest on Monday morning at the ongoing 2023 Sheroes Cup tournament in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Hon. Elegbeleye who is the 2nd Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was on ground early on Matchday 3 of the 6th edition of the tournament at Area Read More

NFF congratulates Morocco for securing 2030 World Cup hosting right, backs Saudi Arabia’s 2034 quest

October 6, 2023 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated the Government and people of the Kingdom of Morocco over Wednesday’s decision by FIFA that the North African country will co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup finals with Spain and Portugal. Morocco first threw her hat into the ring more than three decades ago, with a bid to host football’s biggest showpiece in 1994, Read More

Reps kick against Sports Minister, NFF’s move to push Nigeria host 2027 AFCON amidst economic downturn

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Sports Honourable Ekene Adams has revealed that Nigeria was not positioned to host 2027 African Cup of Nations due to hardship occasioned by the present economic realities. The Kaduna state-born lawmaker who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja said in as much as it was a good thing for a country to host major championships, Read More

Sports Minister sad, summons NFF over exclusion of Nigerian referees from AFCON

September 15, 2023 Editor 0

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has expressed his displeasure over the non-inclusion of Nigerian officials amongst the match officials listed for the 2023 African Cup of Nations, holding in Cote D’Ivoire next year. Enoh stated that given Nigeria’s population and pedigree in football, the country should not be in such predicament, as he promised to engage Read More

SWAN hails members’ inclusion into NFF standing committees 

August 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has congratulated its members who have been included into the list of standing committees of the Ibrahim Gusua led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). A press statement by SWAN Secretary-General, Amb. Ikenna Okonkwo, on Tuesday, while conveying the Association’s President Mr. Isaiah Benjamin’s uttermost delight in the calibre of members who are choosen to Read More

Super Falcons’ bonus row: Coach slams NFF

July 12, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ex-Kwara United coach Samson Unuanel has pleaded with the Nigeria Football Federation to sort out Super Falcons’ bonuses before the Women’s World Cup. Nigeria Women’s National team is not happy with the way they have been treated by the NFF regarding their bonuses. With the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup set to begin on July 21, the former Kwara United Read More

Pictures: NFF board member inaugurates new football council chairmen in Benue

May 29, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The newly elected chairmen of the entire 23 local government football councils in Benue state have been inaugurated. At the inauguration in Makurdi, Benue state capital, incumbent Chairperson of Benue State FA, Rt. Hon. Mrs Margaret Icheen, told the new chairmen and their board to forge developmental ways of uplifting football in their domain.  While wondering why few individuals recently signed Read More

Warri Wolves battle Lobi stars as NPFL clubs tango in NFF Federation Cup quarter-final clash

USE NFF LOGO Sunday’s quarter-final matches of this year’s men’s edition of NFF Federation Cup competition will put the cities of Awka, Ijebu-Ode, Abuja and Akure on edge, with all eight teams eyeing tickets to the semi-finals. Rangers International FC of Enugu, champions on several occasions, must watch it carefully against giant-killers Doma United of Gombe in what promises to Read More

NRA elections: In search of NFF’s neutrality

April 24, 2023 Tolulope Oguntimehin 0

I was still trying to understand the games being played by some Football Associations (FA) chairmen in a bid to remain in office while some government officials have usurped the role of FA chairmen in a bid to put their stooges in office. In the process of still trying to come to terms with the whole scenario only for me Read More

FCT FA election: No extension of nomination forms, no screening by proxy – Official  

April 22, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

 The FCT FA Electoral Committee has resolved that there would not be extension date for the purchase of nomination forms as the electoral body intend to follow the election time -table strictly as announced.  In a press statement released by the Committee Secretary, Barrister Audi Mohammed Lawal, the electoral body will ensure guidelines for the election is based on NFF,  Read More

NWFL: Yakmut preaches improved commercial value as Fame Foundation stages women, sports dialogue

March 27, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Former Director-General of National Sports Commission (NSC) Mallam Alhassan Yakmut, has advocated an improved commercialisation and visibility strategy the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL). Mallam Yakmut who spoke as a keynote speaker during 2023 edition of women and sports dialogue, organised by Fame Foundation in Abuja at the weekend said the current composition and operations of NWFL can’t guarantee viable Read More

After shocking AFCON loss, NFF tables fresh condition for Super Eagles

March 25, 2023 Admin III 0

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, announced on Saturday that visible total commitment implying patriotic fervour will now be a key factor, apart from competence and current form, for any football player who wishes to wear the nation’s green-white-green jersey at any level. Gusau’s words, spoken to players of the Super Eagles on Saturday morning, was a Read More

NFF yet to pay 19 match bonuses to Eagles as Musa shuts exit talk

March 25, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles, are yet to be paid bonuses for up to 19 matches, investigation has revealed. This is by far the biggest backlog of outstanding bonuses to hit the Super Eagles. Top sources told SCORENigeria that the new NFF leadership of Ibrahim Gusau has been locked in meetings with the Super Eagles senior players led by captain Ahmed Musa Read More

NFF loses top admin official

March 25, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Football Federation is in mourning following the death on Thursday night of its Head of Administration, Mallam Magaji Abdullahi. Abdullahi died after a brief illness at 54. A native of Bakori, Katsina State, Magaji Abdullahi joined the employee of the Nigeria Football Federation in May 2000, and rose to the position of Deputy Director in the Federal Civil Read More