Author Archives: harry awurumibe

FIFA referee’s first-quarter fitness test and badging hold in Abuja

The first-quarter FIFA fitness test for Nigerian international referees will take place at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, 20th February 2024. Medical tests were conducted on the referees on Monday, 19th February 2024. Special Assistant to the NFF General Secretary and Coordinator of Refereeing Development in Nigeria, Mr. Mohammed Adebayo Ameenu said the 30 Nigerian referees listed ...

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NFF General Secretary, Sanusi, becomes Legend’s Ryde Ambassador

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in -Chief, Abuja Rave-making e-hailing ride company, Legend’s Ryde has appointed the General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, MON as its Ambassador. At a modest but colourful ceremony inside the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Monday, Vice Chairman of Legend’s Ryde, Hajia Raolah Usman said the company opted for Dr. Sanusi based on the NFF ...

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Nigerian player, Ginika Ikeh starts life in CSST Temara with 4-1 win

By Harry Awurumibe,  Africa’s No.1 Women Football Journalist Super Falcons invitee, Ginika Ikeh has started live in Rabat with a resounding victory as her new team, Club Solidarite Sportif Temara (CSST) thrashed rivals Raja Ait Iazza 4-1 in the Moroccan women’s premier league with the midfielder providing two assists in the match. The victory was the modest club’s first win ...

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S/Africa’s coach, Hugo Broos calls Peseiro “weak coach”, faults his AFCON tactics 

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief, Abuja Fresh from the 34th edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Cote d’Ivoire, head coach of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Hugo Broos has criticised Super Eagles gaffer, Josè Peseiro, saying that he was surprised Nigeria played defensive football throughout the competition especially in the semi-final clash against his team. Speaking on cable ...

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Paris 2024: CAF names match officials for Cameroon, Nigeria Olympic qualifiers double-header

**As NFF invites 21 Falcons for camping By Harry Awurumibe, Africa’s No.1 Women Football Journalist                Ahead of the Paris 2024 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament African qualifiers double-header between Cameroon and fierce rivals Nigeria, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Ugandan official Shamirah Nabadda as Center Referee for the first leg of ...

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AFCON 2023 Fallout: How  Cote d’Ivoire Outfox Nigeria for 4th CAF Title 

**As Troost-Ekong wins ‘TotalEnergies Man of the Competition’. By  Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief, Abuja It is no longer news that the host of 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Cote d Ivoire on Sunday, February 11, 2024 defeated West African rivals, Nigeria in the epic final of the 34th edition of the continental football fiesta played at the newly built Stade ...

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AFCON 2023 Fallout: Senator Izunaso calls for total overhaul of Super Eagles 

** Makes case for indigenous coaches By Harry Awurumibe,  Editor, Abuja Bureau Disappointed by the overall performance of the Super Eagles against host, Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the epic final of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 at the Alassanne Quattara Olympic Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan on Sunday night, a ranking Senator of the Federal Republic, Distinguished Senator ...

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AFCON 2023: Gusau pays condolence visit to family of late Chief Angus Nwoye

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor- in- Chief, Abuja President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Musa Gusau has paid a condolence visit to the family of Chief Angus Nwoye, the Nigerian multi-millionaire businessman who slumped and died at the Stadium de la Paix in Bouake during the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa on Wednesday. “We ...

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SV Awards join Nigerians to celebrate Eagles

As awardees look forward to this year’s  Awards Ceremony in Lagos, there is a detour today  in the daily countdown as organisers join millions of Nigerians in  routing for the Super  Eagles in this evening’s AFCON final  fixture billed for 9pm. Frank Ilaboya, the Chief Executive Officer of Sportsville Communication Services Ltd, the Organisers of the annual awards, says today’s ...

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