Posts Tagged ‘FIFA’

Switzerland Files Bribery Charge Against Former FIFA Head

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 20, 2020
Switzerland’s Attorney General office has charged former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke with accepting bribes, several counts of aggravated criminal mismanagement, and falsification of documents in connection with the awarding of media rights. Looking into media rights related corruption at FIFA, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has also filed an indictment against […]

Nigeria loses bid to host U-20 Women’s World cup

by Chuks Azotanion December 23, 2019
Nigeria has lost its bid to host the U-20 Women’s World cup in 2020, following FIFA’s decision to go with Costa Rica and Panama as joint hosts.  The decision came after the proposed facilities to be used for the global women’s tournament in Nigeria was visited by a FIFA inspection team. The world cup matches would have been […]

FIFA 20 Ultimate Team: Team of Week 11 is packed with stars!

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 30, 2019
For FIFA Ultimate Team addicts 20, the weeks go by and we have a new Team of the Week already active. TOTW 11 brought us a list Stuffed with stars, able to perfectly fit the most varied type of team. The stars are so many that it becomes impossible to choose a single outstanding player! […]

Golden Eaglets Apologies to Nigerians after U17 WC Ouster

by Breaking Timeson November 6, 2019
Captain of the Nigeria’s U17 team Samson Tijani has apologized after the side’s exit from the FIFA World Cup in the round of 16. Nigeria fell 3-1 to the Netherlands on Wednesday to see their campaign in Brazil come to a halt. “We are very sorry; We as a team to the entire Nigerians. We […]

FIFA celebrates first hat-trick Hero, Nigeria, Ibrahim in Brazil

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 30, 2019
Federation of International Football (FIFA) has saluted Nigeria’s Ibrahim Said for becoming the first player to score a hat-trick at the on-going FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. Said’s goals against Ecuador sent the Golden Eaglets into the Round of 16 along with Brazil and Angola who edged out Canada 2-1. Say hello to the […]

Born an intersex, this ex-Nigerian player’s dream was cut short by discrimination

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 6, 2019
James Johnson, a former Nigerian footballer, who is intersex, is now opening up on his story over a decade after his dreams of a successful career went away with the discovery of his orientation. Johnson told the BBC that although he was born with both male and female sex organs, he was raised as a […]