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NFF Accepts Finidi’s Resignation

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has officially accepted the resignation of the head coach of the Super Eagles, Finidi George.

The decision came after an initial hesitation due to procedural issues with the resignation letter, which was reportedly unsigned at first.

The resignation process faced a hiccup when Finidi George’s initial resignation letter was found to be unsigned, leading to delays in its acceptance by the NFF.

However, the matter was promptly resolved as the letter was subsequently signed and made available to all members of the executive committee.

The official acceptance of his resignation was confirmed following the Sallah holidays, as reported by

Finidi decided to step down following the NFF’s decision to appoint a foreign technical adviser to oversee his work.

In his resignation letter addressed to NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau, Finidi expressed his concerns about the changes to the technical crew, which included several appointments made without his input.

He stated that under these circumstances, he preferred to resign from his position.

With Finidi’s departure, the NFF is now faced with the task of finding a suitable replacement before the commencement of the 2025 AFCON qualifiers, which are set to begin in the first week of September.

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2023 WWC: We’re Broke – NFF Gives Conditions To Pay Super Falcons Outstanding Monies

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has admitted that it has gone “broke”.

The NFF made this admission as their standoff with the women’s national team over outstanding monies continues.


The football house says it could only disburse the funds if they get additional payments from FIFA.

This was revealed by a former media officer of the Super Eagles, Colin Udoh, via his Twitter feed.

According to him, the NFF has already written to the federal government asking for funds to be approved.

Udoh wrote: “Late last week, I had a chat with NFF president @IbrahimMusaGus1. Among the many questions I asked him was the Super Falcons’ outstanding payments.

“He told me the NFF is flat broke, but would pay them from the federation share of the FIFA World Cup funds. He also mentioned that they had requested for funds from the FG, which had been approved, but had not been disbursed yet.

“Btw, anyone who has dealt with the Nigerian govt (state or FG) will know the term “approval is not the same as release”.

“I also spoke with another senior NFF official today after seeing the @FIFPRO statement. And he told me that their involvement changes nothing.

“The players would get paid their outstanding once either of those two monies come in first.

“He explained that the NFF had not received any funding since and their last payment from FIFA was used to settle part of the national teams’ coaches wages (Peseiro and Waldrum). And that the FIFA funds had already been earmarked for paying the players outstandings.”

Randy Waldrum and his ladies have been at odds with the NFF over unpaid salaries and bonuses.

This led to the global players’ union, FIFPRO, releasing a statement on Tuesday in solidarity. The body noted that “it is regrettable that players needed to challenge their own federation at such an important time.” 

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NFF To Install VAR In Regional Stadium In Nigeria

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced plans to install Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in regional stadiums across the country.

It also disclosed that plans are underway to train and retrain referees to achieve the purpose.

The President of the federation, Malam Ibrahim Gusau, disclosed this on  in Ilorin at the National Elective Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Referees’ Association (NRA) over the weekend.

Gusau, represented by an NFF official, Malam Muhammed Ameenu, charged the incoming leadership of the association to come up with development plans, to forecast, organise and ensure the future of Nigeria referees are properly nurtured and watered towards the growth of the game.

While reiterating the unflinching support of the NFF to NRA in its quest to change the face of football in the country, Gusau said the installation of VAR is to ensure the growth and development of football.

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NFF sack Gernot Rohr appoint Augustin Eguavoen as interim head coach, Okocha and Kanu to provide technical support

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed they have sacked the German in a publication released by the general secretary of the federation Mohammed Sanusi on Sunday.

gernot rohr
gernot rohr

Former Super Eagles captain and coach Augustin Eguavoen has been appointed immediately as interim with Okocha and Kanu set to support the team in technical and ambassadorial roles.

augustin Eguavoen
augustin Eguavoen

The statement reads ;


 “The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Mr Augustine Eguavoen, currently its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis. This is with immediate effect, and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the three–time African champions for the past 64 months, and is Nigeria’s longest–serving manager.

“Following a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday, it was decided that Eguavoen will work with Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach); Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach); Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach); Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach) and Aloysius Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer). Former Nigeria captains Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal have been appointed to provide technical and ambassadorial support for the crew.

 “The relationship between the Nigeria Football Federation and Mr Rohr has come to an end. We thank him for his services to the Super Eagles and Nigeria.

“We also want to thank the federal ministry of youth and sports for their collaboration and guidance all through.”

Gernot Rohr was appointed by NFF in August 2016 and he led the Super Eagles to a third place finish at the 2019 African Nations cup