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By ESPN Staff
1 day ago

Nigeria out, Ivory Coast and Ghana in ANC

The ESPN FC crew discuss the last of the teams to qualify for the African Nations Cup tournament which will be hosted by Equatorial Guinea in January.

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Nov 3, 2014

FIFA won't ban Nigeria over elections

ABUJA, Nigeria -- FIFA said Nigeria won't be banned from international football after a court order nullifying federation elections was withdrawn.

FIFA said Nigeria met a deadline to show that elected football officials are able to work again without any interference.

FIFA gave Nigeria until midday Friday to prove the court order challenging the recent election of NFF President Amaju Pinnick had been withdrawn.

FIFA had threatened Nigeria with a ban until at least May, which would have ruled the...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Oct 30, 2014

Nigeria avoid 'lengthy' FIFA suspension deadline after court case is dropped

Nigeria have avoided the deadline for a "lengthy suspension" from FIFA after a court case against the nation's football federation was dropped on Thursday.

After months of uncertainty, Amaju Pinnick was elected as president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Sept. 30, with FIFA confirming its recognition of the elections on Oct. 2.

However, a group led by Chris Giwa took the matter to court -- despite statutes forbidding football issues to be deliberated in a civil court -- as he alleges...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Oct 29, 2014

Deadline looms for Nigeria amid threat of ban from FIFA

Nigeria have been given until Friday to avoid a "lengthy suspension" from football, FIFA has warned.

After months of uncertainty, Amaju Pinnick was elected as president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Sept. 30, with FIFA confirming its recognition of the elections on Oct. 2.

However, a group led by Chris Giwa has taken the matter to court -- despite statutes forbidding football issues to be deliberated in a civil court -- as he alleges he was elected NFF president on Aug. 26.

FIFA secretary...

 By Colin Udoh
Oct 21, 2014

Why Stephen Keshi had to go as Nigeria head coach

Stephen Keshi guided Nigeria to the second round of the World Cup, but is now out of a job.
Stephen Keshi guided Nigeria to the second round of the World Cup, but is now out of a job.

It was always going to happen. Stephen Keshi's forced departure as Nigeria coach had always been a matter of when, not if.

As a matter of fact, were it not for the crisis which engulfed the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) immediately post-World Cup, where the body was split in two leading to a FIFA ban that was later lifted, the former Super Eagles captain would have been relieved of his job way earlier.

Outsiders will be taken aback at the firing of a man who delivered Nigeria the African...