Connect with us


NFF elects new president, Alhaji Musa Gusau



Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).


He had a total of 39 votes to defeat other contestants in the race and was declared winner. 


Musa Gusau who won through the second ballot after the first ballot could not produce a clear cut winner.


Alhaji Musa Gusau

New NFF president Musa Gusau

In the earlier ballot, Musa Ibrahim Gusau scored the highest votes cast. He had 21 votes but could not be declared winner because he did not have 50 percent plus one vote of the total votes cast, which amounted to 22 votes and had to go into second ballot according to FIFA regulation.


Other contestants were Dr. Chris Emeruwa, Amaze Uchegbulam, and David Doherty who couldn’t put up a singular vote. 


However, before the second round of voting, Abiodun Akinwunmi and Abdullahi Yola and Shehu Dikko withdrew from the race, thereby paving way for Peterside and Gusau to slug it out in the new ballot to determine a clear winner.


At the end, Gusau scored 39 votes while Peterside had just one vote.


See also  Int'l Friendly :We are ready to face the Desert Foxes - Peseiro
Continue Reading
Click to comment
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Ligue 1: Moffi’s Winning Goal Secures Victory for Nice Against Toulouse



Securing a 1-0 victory for OGC Nice in their Ligue 1 clash on Sunday, Terem Moffi scored the decisive goal of the game.

With both teams unable to create clear-cut chances, the first half ended goalless.

Moffi found the back of the net in the 54th minute after an assist from Morgan Sanson.

It marked the 24-year-old’s first goal in seven league outings for Les Aiglons.

Having scored four goals and provided two assists in 13 league appearances for Les Aiglons this season, the Nigeria international continues to impress.

See also  Ogun state governor receives Tobi Amusan in his office

With 29 points from 13 games, Nice maintains their second position on the table.

Francesco Farioli’s side is set to face Nantes in their upcoming game.

The post <article>
Ligue 1: Moffi’s Winning Goal Secures Victory for Nice Against Toulouse
appeared first on NewsNow Nigeria.

Continue Reading


Just In: Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Helenius With One Punch



Heavyweight Anthony Joshua spectacularly knocked out Robert Helenius with one punch in round seven, after boxing tentatively in the first half of the fight at London’s O2 Arena.

The 33-year-old Briton – who was jeered by fans during the fight – landed nothing of note until an overhand right ended Helenius’ night.

The win – Joshua’s first stoppage win in two and half years – sets up a blockbuster fight with American Deontay Wilder in January.

“It’s a fickle sport, you’ve got to be real about this industry and not get caught up. I’ve done my job tonight,” Joshua told BBC Radio 5 live.

When asked in the ring about the potential fight with Wilder, Joshua joked: “My back’s gone, is there a doctor in here? I want to carry this heavyweight division to the top.”

After the knockout, an emotionally charged and smiling Joshua climbed out of the ring, high-fived fans and shared a beer with Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor.

Helenius needed oxygen after the heavy knockdown, but recovered and left the ring unassisted after congratulating Joshua.

Joshua extends his record to 26 wins – with 23 stoppages – and three defeats.

Finland’s Helenius – who took the fight on a weeks’ notice after Briton Dillian Whyte failed a voluntary drug test – loses his fifth pro fight in 36 outings.

From cautious start to vintage ‘AJ’ finish

Joshua struggled to find any rhythm but the manner of the finish may just be the confidence-boosting win he so desperately needed, and a gentle reminder to other heavyweights he is not yet done.

Helenius made his way to the ring in a packed out arena at the late time of 23:10 BST. Fans were offered a full refund when Whyte was withdrawn from the card but such is the draw of Joshua – there were no empty blue seats once the main event started.

See also  John Obi Mikel retires from active football

The Briton confidently strode to the ring to a medley of a violinist playing the title song from the film ‘The Godfather’ and then the more upbeat ‘Insomnia’ by Faithless.

The 2012 Olympic gold medallist – fighting at the O2 Arena for the ninth time – kept his eyes firmly locked on Helenius during the introductions, who mockingly clapping back.

Anthony Joshua punches Robert Helenius

Helenius stepped in on Monday for the heavyweight bout
Helenius took the middle of the ring and swung a wild left in the first few seconds. The ‘Nordic Nightmare’ looked unfazed by the hostile atmosphere but neither man landed anything of note in a cagey opener.

Joshua was moving freely, looking to set traps but throwing single shots and not imposing himself on the stand-in fighter.

Fans started to become restless as early as the third. Boos echoed around the arena. The crowd wanted to see combinations, not this tentative approach.

Joshua had not knocked out an opponent in the first half of a fight since beating Eric Molina in 2016, a staggering statistic for someone once considered one of the heaviest hitters in boxing.

The Watford-born fighter landed a solid left in the fourth which sent Helenius backpedalling, but there was no sustained attack to follow.

Helenius grew in confidence, landing jabs to mark Joshua under the eye in the fifth. There were more jeers from a bored crowd at the halfway stage.

“It’s hard to find the right hand,” Joshua told trainer Derrick James. The American replied: “Keep trying.”

Joshua adhered to the instructions. Those fans who left their seats missed what promoter Eddie Hearn described as the “knockout of the year”.

A double feint followed by a right sent the Finn to the canvas, with referee Victor Loughlin halting the contest.

‘We hope Wilder fight is imminent’ – Hearn

See also  Prize Money: FIFA Will Still Pay Falcons Through NFF – Aisha Falode

Anthony Joshua celebrates

Joshua is in talks to fight Deontay Wilder in January
Representatives from Saudi Arabia were in attendance, keen to conclude negotiations for a Joshua-Wilder mega-fight in the Middle East early next year.

All Joshua had to do was avoid a potential banana skin in Helenius. Fortunately for him and Wilder, there was no slip-up.

“We hope it’s imminent,” Hearn said. “That’s why he wanted the Dillian Whyte fight, it’s hard for him to get up to fights like this.

“If he hits Wilder on the chin then it’s over. This is about Anthony Joshua now, it’s not about pleasing others. He’s given everything to British boxing.”

Joshua-Wilder is a fight which has been mooted several times before, notably when the two heavyweights collectively held all four world titles.

Boxing politics starved it from happening then, but it appears the money offered for a Middle East showdown will be too good for either fighter – or their promoters – to turn down.

The winner will be propelled back towards world-title contention, the loser consoled by a career-high purse.

Alabama’s Wilder is one of the most ferocious punchers in heavyweight history. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ stopped Helenius in under three minutes in October, and Joshua was under pressure to deliver an equally devastating, statement win.

Despite the sensational finish, there are still plenty of question marks surrounding Joshua’s performance. The same cautious approach may not be wise against Wilder.

“I just want to see AJ fight someone of the calibre of Robert Helenius and treat him like Wilder,” former world champion David Haye said on BBC 5 live.

“He can’t just stand there and jab, it doesn’t work against Wilder. He will run through him.”

The post Just In: Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Helenius With One Punch appeared first on Jomog.

Continue Reading


Prize Money: FIFA Will Still Pay Falcons Through NFF – Aisha Falode



Chairperson of the Nigerian Women’s Football League, Aisha Falode, has clarified that FIFA will still pay the 2023 Women’s World Cup prize money through the country’s federation.

FIFA secretary-general, Fatma Samoura following the qualification of Super Falcons to the second round of the Mundial, reportedly said the world’s football governing body would send unpaid allowance to the country’s women’s football team to the players directly.

FIFA had announced that every player participating in the World Cup group stage will earn $30,000.

See also  Which new faces could make a big impression?

The match bonuses will increase to $60,000 in the second round of the competition.

The post Prize Money: FIFA Will Still Pay Falcons Through NFF – Aisha Falode appeared first on Jomog.

Continue Reading


× How can I help you?