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FIFA Awards Holds In London

17 hours ago /

World football governing body FIFA is set to honour outstanding players and coaches in an award ceremony in London Football stars past and present started arriving London on Sunday, among them are Argentina’s Diego Maradona, France’s marcel Dessaily, and Nigeria’s duo Emmanuel Amunike and Austin jay-jay Okocha. Okocha is a member of the...

Rivers, Real Madrid Sign Agreement To Set Up Football Academy In Port Harcourt

6 days ago /

In continuation of the process for the setting up of a real Madrid academy in rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday toured the training facilities of the club in far away Spain. The governor met with officials and players of the club including current world footballer of the year, Cristiano...

Manchester City’s Aguero Returns To Training After Car Crash

1 week ago /

Sergio Aguero gave Manchester City a welcome boost on Tuesday as the Argentina striker returned to training following his recent car crash. Aguero sustained a broken rib when a taxi he was a passenger in crashed on its way to Amsterdam airport last month. The accident sparked fears Aguero could be out...

Egyptian Fans Celebrate First World Cup Qualification In 28 Years

2 weeks ago /

Egypt’s capital, Cairo was rocked with fireworks and blared with horns as the country qualified for the 2018 World Cup in  Russia on Sunday  for the first time in 28 years.

President Buhari congratulates Super Eagles

2 weeks ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the super eagles on their victory Saturday over the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio international stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. The president, who described the hard-earned victory as “very sweet, soothing and a 57th independence anniversary gift to the nation,” applauded the nation’s senior men’s...

Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco Bid For CHAN 2018

2 weeks ago /

Three countries, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and morocco have submitted bids to replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African nations championship. The confederation of African football (CAF), which stripped Kenya of the hosting rights due to lack of infrastructure, confirmed that the three countries registered their interest before the September 30...

Manchester City’s Aguero Injured In Car Crash

3 weeks ago /

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero “sustained injuries” in a car crash in the Netherlands, the club said on Friday. The English Premier League side, however, said the Argentine striker would return to Britain to be checked ahead of the weekend’s fixtures. “Sergio Aguero will be assessed by club doctors today after being involved...

Conte Commends Dramatic Comeback At Atletico

3 weeks ago /

Chelsea striker,  Michy Batshuayi, came off the bench to snatch a 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday with the last kick of the game, taking Antonio Conte’s side top of Champions League Group C. France international, Antoine Griezmann rammed a penalty beyond former Atletico goalkeeper,  Thibaut Courtois to give the...

NFF Annual General Assembly To Hold October 19

3 weeks ago /

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday in Abuja said the 2017 NFF Annual General Assembly (AGA) will now hold in Jos on October 19. A statement by the Federation’s Communications Department said the Federation has informed Youth and Sports Minister,  Solomon Dalung, of this development on Wednesday. It added that world...

UEFA Open Disciplinary Probe Against Spartak

3 weeks ago /

UEFA has announced on Wednesday they had opened disciplinary proceedings against Spartak Moscow over the behaviour of their fans during the 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Champions League. The Russian champions face charges of “illicit banner and chants”, the use of fireworks, and blocking stairways inside the Otkrytiye Arena. Spartak were...

Varane Extends Madrid Deal To 2022

3 weeks ago /

Raphael Varane has joined a host of his Real Madrid teammates in recent weeks by signing a five-year contract extension to 2022 on Wednesday. “Real Madrid C. F. and Varane have agreed to extend the player’s contract, which will see him remain at the club until 30 June 2022,” the Spanish...

No FA Action For Mourinho After Sending Off At Southampton

4 weeks ago /

Jose Mourinho will face no further action from the FA after he was sent off during Manchester United’s win at Southampton. The United boss claimed he was baffled when he was sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson near the end of Saturday’s Premier League clash at St Mary’s. Mourinho had...

Wave Of Protests Grip NFL After Trump Urges Fan Boycott

4 weeks ago /

A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice. Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who...

Sierra Leone Football Association Bans 19 Officials For Life

1 month ago /

Two officials banned for life by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) will not accept the sanction. The duo are among 19 officials banned on Thursday for violating SLFA and Fifa statutes concerning taking football related cases to civil courts. The group went to court last month to seek an injunction to stop the...

Altach Striker Bernard Tekpetey Banned For 'Racism' Reaction

1 month ago /

Ghana's Bernard Tekpetey has been given a two-match ban after he was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie. The 20-year-old Altach striker gestured towards Union Gurten's fans after scoring his side's fourth goal from an extra-time free kick in a 4-3 victory. The Austrian...

Wayne Rooney Pleads Guilty To Drink-Driving

1 month ago /

Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to being almost three times over the limit in what he described as a “terrible mistake”. The former England captain, 31, has also been fined two weeks’ wages by his club, Everton, reported to amount to £300,000. John Temperley, the district...

FIFA Ranking: Eagles Crash

1 month ago /

Three time African champions, the Super Eagles have crashed six places in the latest FIFA ranking. The Gerrot Rohr side dropped to forty-fourth spot on the log. Despite their impressive run on the Russia 2018 FIFA world cup qualifying series. On the continent, the eagles are ranked fifth best team behind Egypt, Tunisia,...

World Cup Qualifier: Sports Minister Dalung Sure Of Eagles Victory

1 month ago /

Minister of sports and youth development Solomon Dalung says Nigeria is expecting nothing short of victory in Friday’s 2018 world cup qualifier football encounter between the super eagles of Nigeria and the indomitable lions of Cameroon. The sports minister told state house correspondents on Wednesday at the Aso Rock villa in...

Buhari Honours D’Tigress Team With Cash

1 month ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja received and rewarded the victorious D’Tigress Players with N1million each and N500,000 each for their officials. The President announced the donation shortly before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. He urged the team to remain focused and work towards winning the forthcoming...

Monaco Sign Jovetic To Fill Mbappe Void

1 month ago /

Monaco has confirmed the signing of Montenegrin international striker, Stevan Jovetic on Tuesday on a four-year deal from Inter Milan. The 27-year-old Montenegro captain is set to inherit the number 10 shirt worn by Kylian Mbappe, with the teen sensation’s mega money move to Paris Saint-Germain expected imminently. Jovetic started out with...


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