Sports minister Solomon Dalung has ordered an audit of the accounts of the Nigeria Football Federation after FIFA suspended further grants to the body until the NFF properly accounts for the $1.1m it (FIFA) had given the NFF. “I received a report from the NFF intimating me of FIFA’s audit report, which queried the management of $1.1m FIFA’s

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Struggling French Ligue 1 side Marseille may have succeeded in convincing out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi to shun big-money move to the Chinese Super League to help revive the club. Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who bought Marseille in October, had promised to invest heavily in the January transfer window to help

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European champions Real Madrid progressed to the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup final after defeating Mexico’s Club America 2-0 at the Yokohama International Stadium in Japan on Thursday. Karim Benzema bagged a late first-half goal, while Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the victory with a second goal in second-half injury time, the News Agency of Nigeria

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Bayern Munich have announced that Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract until 2021. The 28-year-old, who joined from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, has been in talks with the club in recent weeks over the renewal of a deal that was due to expire in 2019. Bayern president Uli Hoeness stated last week that he was “pretty sure” that

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The Super Falcons are scheduled to be paid their entitlements on Friday. The team defeated hosts Cameroon 1-0 in the final of the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Yaounde on December 3 to win the title for the eighth time. However, the players were not paid their allowances, a development which forced them to embark on a sit-in

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has confirmed that he has accepted his charge for drink-driving, but insists he did not intentionally consume alcohol. The 33-year-old was charged with the offence after he was stopped and tested by police while driving in Dagenham, London. It is reported that the former Barcelona player has been given an 18-

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The Super Falcons will reportedly march to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday to protest against the non-payment of their entitlements. The eight-time African champions, who are owed bonuses and allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation, have been protesting since they won the African Women’s Cup of Nations in

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