Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


NFF to decide on US base for Eagles

06 February 2014, 10:32

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will decide on Friday which city in the US the Super Eagles will be based for its preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

Ademola Olajire, the NFF’s head of media, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja the decision was delayed to enable the association’s agent conclude all arrangements.

NAN reports that the 2014 FIFA World Cup will hold from June 12 to July 13 in Brazil.

Olajire said it would have been improper for the NFA to announce the camp site when the agent was yet to conclude the camping arrangements.

"It is obvious that the Eagles will camp in the US but we will announce the city by the end of this week.

"I am in touch with the agent and he will finalise the arrangements by Friday," he said.

On the Eagles' involvement in an eight-nation tournament in the US, Olajire said the NFF had no financial commitment to the tournament.

He said the Major League Soccer (MLS), the organisers of the tournament, had already communicated the NFF on the national team's involvement.

Olajire said the Eagles were among the invited teams by virtue of being the African champions.

NAN reports that Cote d' Ivoire and Nigeria as well as one of the Eagles' World Cup Group F opponents, Bosnia-Herzegovina, are part of the tournament.

Other participants are Spain, Greece, Honduras, Bolivia and El Salvador.

The tournament is expected to hold between May 27 and June 10.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...