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Champions League A-D: Tevez Ends Drought, Balotelli Opens Account

Mario Balotelli vs Ludogorets

Mario Balotelli scored his first Liverpool goal but it was Steven Gerrard’s injury time penalty which secured a 2-1 win for the hosts against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets. Real Madrid thumped Swiss champions Basel 5-1, with France striker netting the reigning champions’s fifth goal of the day and their 1000th in ... Read More »

Man United Absence a Warning to the ‘Big’ Teams- Guardiola

Pep Guardiola Takes Reporters' Questions During the Pre-Game Press Conference Ahead of Group E Opener Against Manchester City. Image: AFP.

Bayen Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes the absence of Manchester United from this season’s Uefa Champions League serves as a warning to all elite clubs. United are sitting out of Europe’s biggest club competition for the first time since 1995 after finishing seventh in the English Premier League last season. ... Read More »

NFF Extra-Ordinary Congress Holds in Warri on Saturday

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced it will converge in Warri, Delta State, for an Extra-Ordinary General Assembly on Saturday, September 20, 2014. According to the NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, Saturday’s congress is in line with an earlier directive by the world football governing body Fifa for a ... Read More »

Fernandinho- Man City Must Beat Bayern to Top Group

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Fernandinho believes Manchester City would claim their Uefa Champions League group and have a footing in the round of 16 if they can take points off Wednesday’s opponent Bayern Munich both away and at home. The Premier League champions have another tricky draw to contend with this season, with upcoming ... Read More »

Van Basten Takes Secondary Role on Return to AZ

Marco van Basten Named AZ Assistant Coach. Image: VI via Getty

Marco van Basten has revealed he will relegate to an assistant coach role at AZ Alkmaar on his return to the Dutch Eredevisie club following heath issues. The former Netherlands international has been on leave since a fortnight ago on health concerns, missing the side’s 3-1 win at Dordrecht and ... Read More »

Gervinho Extends His Roma Deal By a Year

Gervinho Celebrates His Goal Against Japan With Team-Mate Didier Drogba. Image: Getty.

Italian Serie A club Roma have announced that Ivorian forward Gervinho has signed a one-year contract extension. The 27-year-old joined Roma from Arsenal in an €8m deal in the summer of 2013. The ASEC Mimosas product scored 12 timed in 37 matches in all competition for Roma in his first ... Read More »

Slomka Leaves Hamburg After Seven Months

Mirko Slomka Sacked By Hamburg. Image: Getty

Mirko Slomka’s contract as coach of bottom-placed German club Hamburg has been terminated after just seven months. Slomka, 47, replaced former Netherlands coach Bert van Maarwijk in February this year when Hamburg were battling relegation for the first time in their history. He eventually guided the ‘Dinosaurs’ to a 16th-place ... Read More »

Jerome Champagne to Challenge Blatter in 2015

Jerome Champagne to Run for Fifa President in 2015.

Frenchman Jerome Champagne has confirmed he will be standing in Sepp Blatter’s way for the Fifa presidency next year. Just last week, incumbent president Blatter announced he will be seeking a fifth term at the helm. Former diplomat Champagne, 56, worked for Fifa for 11 years as an executive before ... Read More »

Hull & West Ham Share the Spoils

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A Curtis Davies own goal settled a 2-2 draw between Hull City FC and West Ham United at the KC Stadium on Monday night, despite debut goals from Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame. Coach Sam Allardyce’s side twice drew level as the forward pairing of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho ... Read More »

Klopp Was Surprised Kagawa Was On Market

Kagawa Scored 6 League Goals During His Two Yea Stay in Manchester. Image: Getty.

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp believes Shinji Kagawa’s abrupt exit from Manchester United is as a result of the instability at the Premier League club. The Japanese midfielder returned back to the ‘Westfalendians’ after two unsuccessful seasons at Old Trafford last month for a reported £6m fee- about half the ... Read More »

Verratti Signs One-Year PSG Contract Extension

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Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has extended his contract at Paris St-Germain (PSG) by one year until July 2019, PSG has confirmed. The 21-year-old has been impressive for the French Ligue 1 champions since joining from Serie B side Pescara in the summer of 2012. He won the Ligue 1 Young ... Read More »

BVB vs Arsenal: Gunners Will Be Fine Without Debuchy

It Took an Aaron Ramsey Effort to Seal a 1-0 Win in Dortmund Last Season. Image: Arsebal via Getty.

Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal to cope in the absence of their injured right-back Mathieu Debuchy. The France defender needed oxygen before he was stretchered off the pitch after his ankle buckled following a header in the 81st minute of the 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Emirate Stadium. Speaking ... Read More »

Liverpool vs Ludogorets: Champions League Return “Too Early” for Reds’ Skrtel

Martin Skrtel Celebrates vs Man City

Defender Martin Skrtel has returned to training but yet to have match fitness as Liverpool return to the Uefa Champions League for the first time since 2009 at home to Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrads on Tuesday night. Skrtel is one of two surviving members in Liverpool’s squad from their last ... Read More »

Nigerian Coaches Not Good for Eagles- Babayaro

Stephen Keshi's Contract Renewal Talk Has been Put On Hold Pending the NFF Elective Congress Slated for Not Later Than September 25.

Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Babayaro does not believe any “Nigerian coach” is ripe for the national team job. He singles out “sentiment” as the major problem affecting indigenous coaches, regardless of their level of experience. “It has nothing to do with their ability as coaches,” Babayaro said. “As coaches they ... Read More »

Caf Mourns Former Falcons Coach Effiom

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Caf president Issa Hayatou has extended condolence wishes to the family of the deceased Super Falcons coach, Ntiero Effiom, and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Effiom died aged 67 in hospital in his hometown of Akpabuyo (near Calabar) last week after taking ill. “On behalf of the CAF Executive Committee ... Read More »

Journey Man: Anelka Joins Mumbai City

Anelka Joins the Likes of His Arsenal Team-Mates; mates Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg in the India Super League.

Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has announced that he has joined Mumbai City in the Indian Super League. The 35-year-old, who reportedly has been without club since he was sacked by West Brom in March, has agreed a short-term deal with the Indian club. He tweeted: “I’m pleased ... Read More »

Gerrard Relishes Liverpool’s Return to Uefa Champions League

Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel are the Only Two Surviving Members from the Reds' Last Outing in the Champions League. Image: Liverpool via Getty.

Uefa European Champions League football returns to Anfield for the first time since 2009, as Liverpool entertains Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in their opening Group B fixture on Tuesday. The 2013/14 Premier League runners-up last featured on the biggest stage in Europe’s club football in a 2-1 home defeat by ... Read More »

Lahm “Not Sad” About Kroos’ Departure

Philipp Lahm Scores vs. Nuremberg

Bayern Munich captain Philip Lahm says he does not miss Toni Kroos, who left for Real Madrid this summer. The German Bundesliga champions have struggled in the early days of the current campaign following the loss of their creative playmaker and with several squad members out with injury. The ex-Germany ... Read More »

Van Gaal Pleased With New-Look United

Man United's Win Over QPR Was Their First Three Point in a Competitive Game Since Van Gaal Took Charge. Image: Getty.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has expressed satisfaction with the performances of his new signings in the 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. Angel Di Maria reassured the faithful of his immense qualities on his Old Trafford debut, opening the floodgate early on when his free-kick into ... Read More »

Eaglets Edged in Libreville

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Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets lost the opening leg of their 2015 African Junior Championship final qualifying match 2-1 to hosts Gabon on Sunday. The match kicked off 24 hours late following the Nigeria U-17 side’s disengagement from an earlier flight in Lome, Togo, on orders of the Gabonese authorities. Scores were ... Read More »

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