The Nigeria Football Federation has announced the appointment of Mr. Babafemi Raji also known as the Topmost striker as the new Media Officer of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles. He takes over from Mr. Toyin Ibitoye who has been in the post for five-and-half years.

Raji, according to the statement by the NFF media department, presently the Group Manager, Programmes and Contents in Brila Media Group, started sports journalism as a freelancer with NTA Ile-Ife between 2003 – 2006 while studying at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife. On graduation with Bachelor of Arts in English, he joined Radio Brila, Nigeria’s first all-sport radio station in 2008. He was a member of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Media Committee set up by the tournament sponsors, and is a certified management consultant and a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants.

Also on Tuesday, the NFF announced the appointment of Mrs Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu as the Media Officer of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons. She takes over from Miss Jane Onyinye Nweze.

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu, popularly known as tobexSports, is an astute women football advocate and a writer with passion for domestic women’s league. A Federal Government scholar as the second best graduating student in mass communication at the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, she holds a master’s degree in the same discipline from the Lagos State University. She’s a former footballer herself, having played for clubs like Hamza Queens, Flamming Flamingos and Ibom Angels before pursuing her education further.

NFF’s Director of Media and Communications, Ademola Olajire, praised Mr Ibitoye and Miss Nweze for excellent services rendered while they were with the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons respectively, and wished both of them good fortune in their future endeavours. “Mr Ibitoye and Miss Nweze were superb to work with. They demonstrated excellent people skills and acuity, and were diligent, energetic and knowledgeable. We wish them the very best in their endeavours going forward.”


All-Africa Games: Falcons to face host Nation

Nigeria_champions-falcons1African champions Nigeria will tackle host nation Congo-Brazzaville, Tanzania and Cote d’Ivoire in Group A of the Women’s Football Tournament of the 11th All-Africa Games, set for Brazzaville in September this year.

At Thursday morning’s Draw Show inside CAF’s imposing headquarters in Egypt, Cameroon’s Lionesses, who reached the Round of 16 at the just –ended FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Canada, will play South Africa’s Banyana Banyana, Ghana’s Black Queens and Egypt’s Lady Pharaohs in a fierce Group B.

The Super Falcons defeated the Ivorian Lady Elephants 4-2 in the opening match of the 2014 African Women Championship, which the Falcons won in Namibia.

Host Congo will take on Nigeria in the opening match, while Tanzania clash with Cote d’Ivoire. All matches will be played in Brazzaville.






Cote d’Ivoire



South Africa



Canada 2015: Super Falcons in Toronto

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have landed in Toronto, venue of their training tour with high hopes ahead of the World Cup kicking off in June .

The team left Abuja on wednesday night aboard an Air France airline and landed in Paris around 5:45am local time after a five and half hour trip. The team transitted at the Charles De Gaulle airport for 5 hours before connecting their flight to Toronto.

On arrival at the Toronto Pearson International airport, Falcons were welcomed by Nigeria Deputy High Commissioner, Charles N. Onianwa who charged the girls to make Nigeria proud.


” I must first and foremost welcome you to Canada because the tournament we are all looking forward to is a very important one. Last year, the Falconets did us proud here and now we have the Super Falcons, so expectations are high and we have no doubt that you are going to clinch the cup” said Onianwa.In his response, Coach Edwin Okon said that Super Falcons’ arrival heralds the coming of the champions. “Our arrival is that of champions. We are ready and I look forward to the finals and getting the cup here in Canada” Okon enthused.

Team captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku and Francisca Ordega, who were already in Toronto, received their teammates at the Novotel Hotel lodge. The team is expected to commence training on Thursday morning.