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FIFA appoints Pinnick into Organising Committee for Competitions

World football –ruling body, FIFA, has named the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, into one of its most important committees – the Organising Committee for Competitions. Hitherto, the world body had different committees for organization of its several competitions, including the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup,

FIFA agrees on 48 countries for World Cup

FIFA says it has unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams in 2026. FIFA also says it will introduce a format of 16 groups of three nations. "The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups of 3 teams," a tweet

Super Eagles move up in latest FIFA ranking

A 2-1 away victory over Zambia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier has seen the Super Eagles rise four places in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday. Goals by Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho gave Nigeria a 2-0 first half lead before Zambia pulled one back through Collins Mbesuma in the

Camara, Nyantakyi elected into FIFA Council

A Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, Almamy Kabele Camara and the President of Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi have been elected into the FIFA Council. The duo were elected at Thursday’s Extraordinary CAF General Assembly at the Marriott Hotel Zamalek, Cairo, ahead of two other candidates who showed

‘Pinnick never filled form for FIFA Council’

The Nigeria Football Federation has reacted a story in an African football website claiming that the Confederation of African Football has rejected the nomination of NFF President Amaju Pinnick for a seat on the FIFA Council (formerly known as FIFA Executive Committee). NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, categorically stated that at

CAF rejects Pinnick’s nomination for FIFA Council seat

The Confederation of African Football has rejected the nomination of Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick for a seat at the FIFA Council. Ahead of the election into the FIFA Council on September 29, CAF shortlisted seven candidates, with no Nigerian represented. On the shortlist are Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea); Suketu Patel

FIFA bans ex-German football boss Niersbach over World Cup bid

FIFA's ethics committee on Monday banned Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association (DFB), for one year over misconduct surrounding the country's successful 2006 World Cup bid. "Mr. Niersbach has been banned for one year from all football-related activities," a statement from FIFA's in-house court said, noting that the

FIFA’s Infantino, Samoura to meet Buhari on Monday

President of football’s world governing body, FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Ms Fatma Samba Samoura will arrive in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja on Sunday for a two –day working visit. The duo, to be accompanied by a couple of aides, will be received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International