Fifa Finally Confirms Adamu’s Ban

The Fifa Appeal Committee, under the chairmanship of judge Larry Mussenden has confirmed the decisions taken by the Ethics Committee on 17 November 2010 regarding the bans on Reynald Temarii and Amos Adamu. Both men who were at the time Fifa vice-president and Fifa Executive Committee member – for a breach of the Fifa Code of Ethics. In addition, the Appeal Committee has partially upheld the appeals of Slim Aloulou,…

February 5, 2011

Enyeama Voted The Sport Person Of The Year

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was on Sunday voted the Sports Person of the Year at The Future Awards in Lagos. Nigeria’s under 20 women’s team, the Falconets claimed the Team of the Year award. The increasingly influential awards ceremony, which is in its sixth iteration, recognises outstanding young Nigerian people in all fields of endeavour. Enyeama was Nigeria’s stand out performer in an abysmal year for the Super Eagles, winning…

February 1, 2011

Legendary Sam Ibiam:Nigeria’s First Goalkeeper

With the death of Skipper Richard Etim Henshaw just four days after Nigeria, against all odds, qualified for the 2010 World Cup, perhaps the only surviving member of the pioneer Nigeria national team, the famed 1949 UK Tourists, is Goalkeeper Sam Ibiam Henshaw. Henshaw is a man of history, who was not just the first national skipper, but also the first skipper to lift the national cup. He died on…

January 18, 2011

Nigeria Football Federation Announced Siasia Officially

After several weeks of wait, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) finally unveiled its new head coach for its men’s national team, Samson Siasia, in a ceremony held at the Abuja National Stadium on Wednesday. President of the football federation, Aminu Maigari, told the gathering of administrators and journalists that the process that threw up Siasia as the country’s national team coach was transparent. “We adopted the best process to make…

December 2, 2010

Oruma retires from football

RENNES, France (AFP) – Former Nigerian international Wilson Oruma has announced his retirement from football at the age of 33, his French club Guincamp announced on Friday. Oruma made his breakthrough on the international scene when he played for the Nigerian side that won the under-17 world title in 1993 and three years later he was part of the Nigerian side that won the Olympic title in Atlanta. He played…

November 26, 2010

Obinna Nsofor joins Osaze in England

Premier League club West Ham signed Nigeria striker Victor Obinna Nsofor on a season-long loan from Inter Milan on Friday. Nsofor passed a medical earlier this week before sealing his move, which contains the option of a permanent transfer next year if he make a good impression during his spell at Upton Park. The 23-year-old, who spent last season on loan with Spanish side Malaga, will compete with Frederic Piquionne,…

August 29, 2010