Category Archives: FIFA

FIFA RANKINGS: Nigeria, Cameroon move up

WORLD Cup rivals Nigeria and Cameroon have both moved a spot up in the latest FIFA Rankings released yesterday by the world football governing body. The Super Eagles are 38th in the world and sixth in Africa, while Cameroon are 37th and fifth on the continent. Both teams will clash next month in crucial World Cup qualifiers. […]

FIFA and UEFA vice-president, Villar resigns

Deposed Spanish football boss Angel Maria Villar, in custody on corruption charges, has resigned as vice-president of both FIFA and UEFA, the two governing bodies announced on Thursday. Villar The 67-year-old’s near three-decade tenure as head of the Spanish federation ended this week when he was suspended following his arrest on July 18. “Mr Villar […]

FIFA suspends Sierra Leone FA congress

A Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) congress due to take place Friday has been suspended pending “integrity” checks related to match-fixing allegations against the national side, as the nation’s football crisis deepens. Fifteen Sierra Leonean players and officials were suspended in July 2014 over suspect matches including a 2010 World Cup qualifier against South Africa, […]

Don’t let FIFA ban us, Ogba begs Osinbajo

Chairman of the Senate committee on sports, Senator Obinna Ogba has declared that it would be a disaster if the nation incurs the wrath of world soccer governing body,  FIFA,  on account of the legal battles the NFF is facing in civil courts. Ogba who spoke yesterday said the only way the nation can be […]

FIFA suspends Sudan for ‘government interference’

FIFA said Friday it had suspended Sudan with immediate effect due to government interference in the Sudan Football Association (SFA). The decision bans the Sudanese national team from playing international matches and bars the country’s clubs from all continental competitions. Al-Hilal, Al Merreikh and Al-Hilal Obeid won’t be able to participate in Africa’s two top […]

Sudan faces FIFA ban

FIFA has warned Sudan that it faces an international ban from football unless it overturns a governmental order to install a new football association president. Fifa President, Gianni Infantino The ban is set to begin on 1 July after two rival group claimed control of the country’s association. On 2 June, Sudan’s Ministry of Justice […]