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Mamelodi Sundowns' billionaire owner Patrice Motsepe to contest CAF presidency election in March
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Mamelodi Sundowns' billionaire owner Patrice Motsepe to contest CAF presidency election in March

He owns Pretoria-based Mamelodi Sundowns, who have been among the top 10 clubs in Africa for some years and completed a South African treble last season.

Nigerian authorities seize 12 properties belonging to senior Football Federation officials, including president Amaju Pinnick
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Nigerian authorities seize 12 properties belonging to senior Football Federation officials, including president Amaju Pinnick

NFF bosses led by Pinnick are currently under three separate corruption probes, including a 17-count charge in courts ranging from failure to declare assets and embezzling $8.4 million (7.5 million euros) paid to the federation by world football governing body FIFA

Nigerian government storms football federation headquarters, replaces group in control with FIFA-backed chief
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Nigerian government storms football federation headquarters, replaces group in control with FIFA-backed chief

The Nigeria Football Federation says officers from the state intelligence agency have "stormed" its headquarters, removed a group who claimed to be in control, and restored the FIFA-backed head of Nigerian football to office.

International Friendlies: Tammy Abraham says he sees himself being a long-term England player after call-up
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International Friendlies: Tammy Abraham says he sees himself being a long-term England player after call-up

New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation.

Our meeting with England U-21 starlet Tammy Abraham was positive, claims Nigerian football chief
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Our meeting with England U-21 starlet Tammy Abraham was positive, claims Nigerian football chief

19-year-old Abraham, who is on loan from Chelsea to Swansea City, is one of the many British-born Nigerian players the NFF have been trying to persuade to switch allegiance to Nigeria.