Igbokwe gives FIFA three days to annul Pinnick election before court action

Nigerian Football Federation logoBy Mark Baber
December 18 - Barrister Leo Iyke Igbokwe, one of the aggrieved losing candidates in the disputed September 30 elections which saw Amaju Pinnick win the Presidency of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), told journalists Tuesday that if FIFA did not annul the elections within three days, he would take the matter to court.

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Anonma calls for AFCON cancellation over Ebola fears

Genoveva AnonmaDecember 18 - Equatorial Guinea's former African women's footballer of the year Genoveva Anonma has called for next year's Africa Cup of Nations to be cancelled to avoid the Ebola virus spreading to her country.

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Risen from the ashes, Somalia's Jeenyo triumphs in Super Cup

Somali Super CupBy Paul Nicholson
December 16 – Somalian football took another major symbolic step forward this weekend with a Super Cup final that was packed with passion, historic significance, a penalty shootout, and hope for the future in front of a packed crowd at the recently refurbished Banadir Stadium in Mogadishu.

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Namibia: New federation president installed, warnings of trouble ahead

Namibia president MbidiBy Mark Baber
December 12 - The new Namibia Football Association (NFA) leadership including the new President Frans Mbidi (pictured left) elected last week have been congratulated by FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF) - although the manner in which the vote was held and a walk-out by the main rival candidate and his supporters may spell trouble ahead.

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FIFA throws weight behind Pinnick in Nigerian election saga

Amaju PinnickBy Mark Baber
December 10 - FIFA, in an email signed by secretary general, Jerome Valcke, has come down on the side of the "majority" of the members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Electoral Appeals' Committee who rebelled against their chairman to uphold the disputed September 30 election of Amaju Pinnick (pictured).

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Nigerian crisis needs application of law, but who's law?

Nigerian Football Federation logoBy Mark Baber
December 8 - In the wake of Barrister Okey Ajunwa's Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Appeals Committee 80-page report which concluded the election of Amaju Pinnick was flawed and should be rerun, and the refusal of the NFF to accept that report, FIFA is now faced with a choice.

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Al Ahly fans storm stadium but leave to allow team to take CAF Cup win

Al Ahly vs Sewe SportDecember 8 - About 2,000 fans stormed Cairo's main stadium at the weekend ahead of a rare match that supporters were allowed to attend. Egyptian fans have been barred from attending domestic league matches for the past four seasons after political violence by organised fan groups have led to riots and deaths.

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Nigerian chaos as now Pinnick is stripped of presidency but refuses to go

Amaju PinnickBy Mark Baber
December 5 - The day after members of the Nigerian Football Federation Electoral Appeals Committee (NFF) broke ranks with their own chairmen to issue "decisions" purportedly upholding the legitimacy of the disputed September 30 elections which produced the current Amaju Pinnick-led (pictured) executive, the committee chairman, Okechukwu Ajunwa, has ruled that those same elections are nullified and Amaju Pinnick should cease to parade himself as NFF president.

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Nigerian chaos as NFF says all appeals quashed, but no-one tells chairman

Nigerian Football Federation logoBy Mark Baber
December 4 - Hopes the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Electoral Appeals' Committee would return football in the country to at least a semblance of rational rule-based administration were dashed on Wednesday as members of the committee broke ranks with their Chairman, Barrister Okey Ajunwa, failing to publish a report but signing a press statement "deciding" to dismiss all appeals against the highly disputed elections of September 30 which brought the current leadership of the NFF to power.

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