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16 Year Old Champion Fails Drug Test

20th Commonwealth Games - Day 2: Weightlifting

Nigeria’s 16 year-old gold medal winner at the womens 53kg competition on Saturday, Chika Amalaha has failed her drug test. The young girl tested positive to illegal substance and the Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper has warned everyone not to jump the horse and accuse her until further ... Read More »

Juventus Boss Says Vidal Won’t Be Sold

Vidal

Juventus CEO Guiseppe Marotta is adamant that Arturo Vidal will not be sold as long as the Chilean is happy in Turin. The 27-year-old has been one of Manchester United’s top targets this summer, with a €54 million bid being prepared, and Goalunderstands that Vidal met with his agent and ... Read More »

Ghanaian Forward Jordan Ayew Joins Lorient

Jordan Ayew has left Olympique des Maresille to join fellow French League club Lorient on a four-year deal. The 22-year-old was loaned to Socchaux in January after fallen down the pecking order at Marseille. “The style and quality of play that is proposed here is perfect for me,” said Ayew, ... Read More »

Everton Sign Bosnian Midfielder Besic

Everton have signed Bosnia-Hercegovina midfielder Muhamed Besic from Hungarian club Ferencvaros for an undisclosed fee. Besic, 21, played in all of Bosnia matches at the World Cup in Brazil, as the debutantes lost out in the group stages. The ex-Stuttgart playmaker is Everton’s second signing of the summer following the ... Read More »

Man Utd Won’t Change System Against Inter- Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal says he has other ways to set Manchester United up against opponent but wants to stick with the 3-5-2 formation yet. The Dutch boss has said his team will continue lining up in his preferred 3-5-2 formation when they face Italian club Inter Milan in their third ... Read More »

Dunga: “Neymar should concentrate on Football”

Neymar New Brazil manager Dunga has launched a scathing attack to Neymar’s flamboyant attitudes on the pitch. Information Nigeria understands. The new Coach has expressed frustrations of the Barcelona’s talisman promoting of his brand on the pitch, especially in big games, citing his frequent changing of hair style. “LNeymar is ... Read More »

Ospina: ‘I came to Arsenal for Trophies’

Ospina Arsenal new signing David Ospina is confident the Northlondon club would continue to add to their silverware cabinet. The Colombia shot-stopper joined Arsenal from Club Nice, and is fully confident of challenging for honors with his new team, despite competition imminent with Szczesny. “I’m very confident. I believe we ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Okagbare Clinches Women’s 100m Gold in Record Time

Blessing Okagbare Powers Ahead of Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown and  Kerron Stewart in the Women's 100m  of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Image: The BBC via AFP.

Nigeria’s multi-talented athlete Blessing Okagbare won the women’s 100m gold at Hampden Park on Monday. The 25-year-old, who ran the fastest time in both Sunday’s heats and Monday’s semi-finals in 11.20secs and 10.93 secs respectively, finished off an emphatic finale with a winning time of 10.85sec- a new Commonwealth Games ... Read More »

Wenger on Chambers: ‘He has tremendous quality’

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed new signing Calum Chambers after the Southampton starlet completed his move to the Emirates Stadium The teenager, who could the Gunners a total of €20m, is expected to provide competition to new signing Mathieu Debuchy, while his arrival also paves the way for Carl ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Toriola Inspires Nigeria to Team Table Tennis Bronze

Segun Toriola in Action During an All-African Games Match.

Team Nigeria’s line-up of Segun Toriola, Ojo Onaolapo and Qadri Haruna came back from Sunday’s semi-final loss to Singapore to clinch the men’s team table tennis bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Nigeria completed a 3-1 overall victory over India in the best of five third-place match at Scotstoun Campus ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Nigeria Boxing Captain Blazes Into Last 8

Captain of Team Nigeria’s boxing team to the Commonwealth Games, Efetobor Apochi, overwhelmed Isle of Man’s Krystian Borucki in the heavyweight 91kg class on Sunday. The 26-year-old is the only Nigerian to book Wednesday’s quarter-finals return date, as Wasiu Shogbamu and Wasiu Taiwo lost their light welterwight and flyweight categories ... Read More »

Sociedad’s Griezmann to Have Atletico Medical

Atletico Madrid have reached agreement with Real Sociedad on the transfer of Antoine Griezmann. The deal for the Frenchman, 23, is subject to a medical. “The young French footballer will sign a contract with our team once he passes his medical,” read a statement from Atletico. Griezmannn was a member ... Read More »

Injured Rafael Flown Back to Manchester from Denver

Manchester United right full-back Rafael Da Silva has returned ahead of the rest of the squad back to England to start treatment on a groin injury. Rafael, 24, sustained the injury during training on Friday ahead of the 3-2 win over AS Roma a day later in Denver. The club ... Read More »

QPR’s Remy Won’t Join Liverpool as Frenchman’s Switch Collapses

Liverpool’s move for Queens Park Rangers’ striker Loic Remy has collapsed, as a result of an undisclosed reason. The ‘Reds’ are yet to comment on the reasons behind their rethink but it is understood there has been some niggles with the France international’s medical. Remy, 27, flew to the United ... Read More »

Glo Premier League Round-Up: Giwa are Superior Elephant, Dolphins Down Pillars

Giwa FC rubbed the shine off Enyimba International FC for a second successive time as Dolphins maintained their home unbeaten run against leaders Kano Pillars on resumption of the Glo Premier League on Sunday. Giwa FC 1-0 Enyimba FC Following the World Cup break and the brief hiatus for the ... Read More »

Lovren joins Liverpool

Lovren Dejan Lovren has completed his €24 million move to Liverpool to become the club’s third summer recruit from Southampton. Goal understands the Croatia international has turned down interest from Arsenal and Tottenham to complete the move to Merseyside. The centre-back was outspoken earlier in July after revealing Southampton had ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Okagbare Fastest in Women’s 100m Heat

Blessing Okagbare Gives Her Fans Thumbs Up During the London 2012 Olympic Games. Image: Reuters.

Team Nigeria’s medal hopefuls Blessing Okagbare and Mark Jelks got off to a blast in the men and women’s sprint heats on Day4 of the Commonwealth Games. Africa’s fastest woman, Okagbare, 25, racing in heat 5, emerged quickest qualifier in a time of 11.20secs. Team England’s Asha Philip finished second ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Adesanmi Edges Okoli to 63kg Women’s Weightlifting Gold

Team Nigeria Have Won Six Medals So far In The Commonwealth Games.

The early camping of Team Nigeria’s weightlifters look to be paying much dividend at the Commonwealth Games as the pair of Oluwatoyin Adesanmi and Obioma Okoli claimed the women’s 63kg Group A gold and silver medals respectively after lifting a joint total weight of 207kg on Sunday. Prior to Day ... Read More »

Eaglets Edge DR Congo to a Narrow Win in Kinshasa

Nigeria Under-17 men’s national team defeated the DR Congo by 1-0 margin in an Africa Junior Championship second round qualifier on Saturday. On-form Victor Osimhen scored early into the encounter played at the Tata Samuel Stadium. Osimhen headed directly into the net from Usman Abbas’ one-time pass on 13 minutes ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Ndidi Winifred, Yinka Ayenuwa Claim Weightlifting Silver

Team Nigeria’s Ndidi Winifred claimed silver in the women’s 58kg weightlifting event as Yinka Ayenuwa claimed the country’s first men’s individual event medal, all on Day 3 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Asaba-born athlete, 25, looked to have built an early momentum in the snatch phase after seemingly successfully ... Read More »

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