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Nigeria President Buhari Appoints Amokachi As Football Ambassador

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Nigeria President Buhari Appoints Amokachi As Football Ambassador

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed 47-year-old super eagles legend Daniel Amokachi as Nigeria’s football ambassador.  He will assist the ministry of youth and sports development in scouting and mentoring players in its quest to revive the development of football in the country.

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Amokachi was a member of the 1994 super eagles squad that won Nigeria’s first African Nations Cup title in Tunisia.

Upon his retirement, Amokachi managed Nasarawa United and Enyimba. He also served as Nigeria’s assistant coach to Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi.

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Court Frees Pinnick, Sanusi From Being Joined In Financial Misappropriation Case

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The Federal Capital Territory high court has cleared NFF president Amaju Pinnick and secretary general Mohammed Sanusi of a case of financial misappropriation brought against the pair by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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Justice Peter O. Affen refused the amendment sought by the EFCC to include Pinnick and Sanusi to a trial of misappropriation of an eight-million-dollar FIFA grant.

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This is the second time the court has thrown out financial allegations against both parties.

Pinnick and Sanusi say the charges were borne out of envy, malice, victimization and vendetta.

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IFAB Rules Out Immediate Change To Offside Law After Wenger Floats VAR Proposal

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IFAB Rules Out Immediate Change To Offside Law After Wenger Floats VAR Proposal

International Football Association Board (IFAB) has ruled out the possibility of Arsene Wenger’s proposed changes to the offside law making it in time for this summer’s European championships.

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The former arsenal manager’s proposals would mean a player would be deemed onside if any part of his body is level or behind the last defender.

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However, IFAB general secretary Lukas Brud told Sky Sports news there will be no law change regarding offside at this month’s annual general meeting.

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Rangers Protest Against Referee Jacob Gwatsa

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Rangers Protest Against Referee Jacob Gwatsa

Rangers football club management have appealed to the League Management Company, LMC, against the decisions of over referee Jacob Gwatsa’s handling of match day 20 NPFL fixture with Akwa United in Enugu.

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Rangers say the referee intentionally ignored two clear penalty calls which cost them the victory.

Rangers wondered if it was a coincidence that the same referee, whose decision was reversed by the LMC barely a year ago, could be found culpable again

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The ‘Flying Antelopes’ are appealing to LMC for justice.

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