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NFF To Review FIFA Life Ban On Siasia

The Nigeria Football Federation has disclosed that its lawyers have started to review the decision against former Nigeria player and coach Samson Siasia by the FIFA Ethics Committee.FIFA on Friday announced that it had placed a life ban from all football-related activities on Siasia for allegedly being guilty of accepting to receive bribe and fix matches.Acting President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, himself a lawyer of more than three decades at the bar, said on Monday that the Federation had already reached out to the former U20, U23 and Super Eagles head coach and is aware that he is receiving appropriate legal advice.“The NFF was shocked to learn of the investigation and subsequent decision by the FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Chamber) placing a life ban on Mr. Samson Siasia. But we have however now received documents, including one known as the Motivated Decision, and we have handed them to our lawyers to study and provide legal advice to the Federation,” Akinwunmi told nff.com.“It is a massive sanction on one of our legends. Siasia is a fooball legend but most importantly he is a Nigerian. We must therefore be interested in the matter and…

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Nigeria U17 World Cup-Winning Defender Joins La Liga Side Real Betis

2015 Nigeria U17 World Cup-winning defender Lukman Zakari has completed a move to La Liga side Real Betis from Latvian top flight club Metta.On Monday, August 19, the highly-rated central defender committed his future to the Andalusian club until the end of the 2021-2022 season, having penned a three-year contract following a successful medical.Zakari was set for a big move following a string of fine performances for Metta, making the Team of the Week on several occasions.Speaking to allnigeriasoccer.com shortly after signing the contract, Zakari said : '' I am very happy to get this opportunity to play for Real Betis, all I need to do is to work hard and achieve my aim of coming here.''I never expected to come here but football is about giving your best and you will see the result.''I am very happy about this move and I want to thank my manager, parents and everybody that supported me in this journey. ''The deal that took the 20-year-old to Real Betis was brokered by his agent, John Chibuzo Nwankpa of JCN-Johnson Sports Management & Marketing Agency Poland.Zakari will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Finidi George,…

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Benfica confirm Tyronne Ebuehi out of Super Eagles friendly against Ukraine with injury

Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica have confirmed defender Tyronne Ebuehi out of Nigeria’s September 10 international friendly against Ukraine at the 31,000-capacity Dnipro Arena in Kyiv, Ukraine, following a muscle injury copped by the former ADO Den Haag of Holland righ back last week in training.According to A Bola, Portugal’s highly authoritative newspaper, Ebuehi is expected to be out for between three and six weeks and may not be match fit for the game.The newspaper however revealed that the Benfica medical team will have to compare notes with the Nigeria Football Federation before any decision can be made over the availability of the player but says it is almost certain that the player who has not played more than 28 minutes of football in about a year will be risked for a friendly game.Ebuehi’s highly promising career has been slowed down since he joined Benfica from Dutch side ADO Den Haag before the start of last season. He spent the whole of last season nursing a cruciate ligament injury he copped in the Portuguese side’s training session.The full-back recovered to join Benfica’s pre-season program ahead of the current season and played some friendly games. He was…

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Bluetooth has a Serious Flaw that Exposes Millions of Devices Vulnerable to Attacks

Cybersecurity researchers have detailed a report that showcases a flaw in Bluetooth dubbed KNOB (Key Negotiation Of Bluetooth). KNOB allows an attacker to break the security mechanisms of Bluetooth for any standard-compliant device. So that means nobody is safe! “We found and exploited a severe vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification that allows an attacker to break […] The post Bluetooth has a Serious Flaw that Exposes Millions of Devices Vulnerable to Attacks appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Xiaomi, Oppo, And Vivo Collaborate On A New File Transfer Protocol

Three of Chinese biggest smartphone makers are pulling resources together to work on a new wireless file transfer protocol that will work among their devices. Xiaomi revealed the news via a WeChat Post about their upcoming file transfer protocol. The new protocol will still rely on Bluetooth and promises to offer maximum transfer speeds of […] The post Xiaomi, Oppo, And Vivo Collaborate On A New File Transfer Protocol appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Ndidi makes up for early error to ruin Lampard’s Chelsea homecoming as Leicester snatch a point

WILFRED NDIDI ruined Frank Lampard’s Stamford Bridge homecoming as he spoiled the party late on to claim a point for Leicester.The Nigerian midfielder was caught in possession with just seven minutes on the clock by Mason Mount as the Chelsea youngster stole the ball to fire the hosts into the leadIt was the dream start for Lampard in his first home game in charge, as former captain John Terry and tennis legend Boris Becker watched on.But his side failed to build on their lead and they were punished in the second half.Ndidi rose highest from a James Maddison corner to rifle home a header and earn a draw to leave Lampard still looking for his first win as Blues boss.

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Huawei Founder says the UK won’t say no to them on 5G Rollout

Huawei Founder and Chief Executive officer Ren Zhengfei in an interview with Sky News stated that the UK “won’t say no to us” in matters of 5G deployment. This comes after the US banned the Chinese tech firm from trading with US tech firms. But, the UK is considering ways to have Huawei on-board in […] The post Huawei Founder says the UK won’t say no to them on 5G Rollout appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Discover and Verve Launch Verve Global Card

Verve, a payments technology and card business in Africa, and Discover Global Network, the payments brand of Discover, have launched the Verve Global Card. Cardholders will now have the ability to use their new global cards on the Discover Global Network which provides acceptance in more than 190 countries and territories. This will expand Verve’s […] The post Discover and Verve Launch Verve Global Card appeared first on TechTrendsKE.