President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the senior women’s national football team, (Super Falcons), for winning the 2019 WAFU Women’s tournament, which ended in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, over the weekend. Nigeria won the championship after defeating the competition’s hosts, Dame Elephantes, on a 5-4 penalty.
English Clubs have once again proved to be a force to be reckoned with in Europe by taking all four final in Europe major competitions. Arsenal and Chelsea have cemented a place in the Europa League final, while Liverpool and Tottenham will face off in what is said to be the last game of the 2018/19 football season at the Champions League Final.
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has named a 27-man provisional squad the final camp in Austria ahead of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place in France from 7th June to 7th July 2019. The bulk of the group is from the team who won a record 11th African women’s championship in Ghana last year.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four others have been charged by the Federal Government with alleged mismanagement of the sum of $8,400 which belongs to the federation.
The charges were filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday the 7th of May, 2019 alleging that the money was paid to NFF by The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as appearance fee in the group stage of the Brazil 2014 World Cup.