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Man United & Fenerbahce Agree Fee on ‘Nani Transfer’

Luis Nai Celebrates Scoring for United.

Luis Nani will have a medical at Turkish club Fenerbahce after the Super Lig side agreed a €6m (£4.25m) fee with Manchester United. Nani, 28, who moved to Premier League club, United, from Sporting Lisbon in 2007, spent last season back on loan with the Portuguese club, scoring 11 goals. ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal Dispatched By Dustin Brown in 2nd RND

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Rafael Nadal has been knocked out of Wimbledon by Germany’s Dustin Brown. The world No. 102 defeated the tenth seed 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of Wimbledon. It is the second time Brown will be defeating Nadal on grass-court following his second round win over the ... Read More »

Odemwingie Signs 1-Year Stoke Contract Extension

Osaze Scored His First Goal for Nigeria on Return from a Two-Year Break Against Bosnia at the World Cup in Brazil in June.

Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie has signed a new one-year contract extension. The Nigeria international, 33, will remain at the Britannia Stadium until the end of the 2015-16 campaign but there is the option of a further 12 months. Odemwingie, who joined the Potters in January 2014 from Cardiff City, ... Read More »

Wimbledon 2015: Murray, Federer, Kvitova Into Last 32

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2013 champion Andy Murray advanced into the third round at Wimbledon with a commanding win over Dutchman Robin Haase. The third seed sealed a 6-1 6-1 6-4 win on court one in one hour and 27 minutes. He will face Italian 25th seed Andreas Seppi or Croatian teenager Borna Coric ... Read More »

Milan, Sevilla Confirm Carlos Bacca’s Move to the San Siro

Sevilla Has Not Received any Bid for Carlos Bacca. Image: AFP.

An agreement has been reached- pending a medical- for Colombian forward Carlos Bacca to join AC Milan from Sevilla, both clubs have confirmed on their website. While, none have actually disclosed terms of the contract, the Serie A side are believed to have agreed to pay the £21m buyout clause ... Read More »

Flying Eagles Skipper Signs for Turkish Super Lig Club- Report

Nigeria's Flying Eagles are Hoping to Go All the Way at the 2015 Fifa U-20 World Cup.

Nigeria Under-20 international Musa Mohammed has signed a three-year contract with an option for a further year with Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir FK, AfricanFootball. The report added that Musa was to have penned for another Turkish club Besiktas following his trial with the Super Lig side in the previous year, ... Read More »

US Requests Extradition of 7 Indicted Fifa Chiefs from Switzerland

Fifa Moves World Cup 2026 Bidding Process. Image: Getty.

The United States have asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said on Thursday. The officials arrested in a raid at the Bour au Lac hotel, Zurich have been in Swiss police custody since that faithful morning ... Read More »

Okagbare-Igho in Dicey 100m Meeting Areva Field this Weekend

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The IAAF Diamond League returns in Paris this weekend with the women’s 100m list providing the most unpredictable lineup of athletes; five of them who have run sub-11 seconds times this season. Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will be looking to upstage the favourites at Meeting Areva after dropping down the leaderboard ... Read More »

Sunshine Back Atop Glo NPFL, Enyimba Rock Kwara Boat in Ilorin

Enyimba are On An Eight-Game Winning Run and Trail Glo Premier League Leaders Sunshine Stars By Goal Difference. Image: Enyimba FC.

Sunshine Stars rebounded to the summit of the Glo Premier League standings following their 3-1 win against Akwa United in Akure on Match Day 15. Saibou Badarou goal four minutes from full-time helped Heartland FC inflict a second straight defeat on FC IfeanyiUbah, leapfrogging the Nnewi-based outfit and Giwa FC ... Read More »

Afcon 2013 Hero Sunday Mba Signs for Turkish 2nd-Tier League Team

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Nigerian midfielder Sunday Mba has switched to TFF 1 Lig side Yeni Malatyaspor from French outfit CA Bastia, according to the BBC Sport The 26-year-old scored Nigeria’s match-winning goal in the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations about a year after his full international debut. His prowess at ... Read More »

Southampton Terminates Osvaldo’s Contract

Dani Osvaldo Ends Relationship With Southampton. Image: Getty.

Southampton FC have terminated the contract of striker Dani Osvaldo. The Italian, 29, joined the Premier League club from AS Roma for a club record £15m on a four-year contract in October 2013. He scored just three goals in 14 Premier League games. He went on loan spells with Italian ... Read More »

Bright Dike Back With Toronto FC after Scorpions Loan

Bright Dike to Miss Out on Brazil 2014.

Nigeria international Bright Dike has returned to Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Toronto FC after ending his two-month loan at NASL side San Antonio Scorpions. The striker will have to wait until 8 July, when the transfer window opens, to become eligible to start for the Canadian outfit. He joins ... Read More »

Benoit Assou-Ekotto Joins St. Etienne

Benoit Assou-Ekotto Charged By English FA.

Cameroon international Benoit Assou-Ekpto has signed a one-year contract with French top flight club St. Etienne. The defender, 31, had been without a club since leaving English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. Asaolu-Ekotto, who arrived at White Hart Lane in 2006, had a season-long loan at fellow London club QPR ... Read More »

Eto’o Joins Turkish Club Atalyaspor on a 3-Year Deal

Samuel Eto'O Joins Sampdoria Until 2018. Image: Getty.

Record four-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto’o has joined Turkish Super Lig newcomers Antalyaspor. The Cameroonian, 34, “have signed a three-year contract” with Atalyaspor after spending just five month at Italian Serie A outfit Sampdoria. The three-time Uefa Champions League winner was a prominent member of the Barcelona’s ... Read More »

Wimbledon 2015: Djokovic, Sharapova, Raonic Reach 3rd RND

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic kept hopes of becoming only the eighth man to defend Wimbledon title with straight sets victory over the retiring Jarkko Nieminen on Centre Court. The top seed cruised 6-4 6-2 6-3 into the third round, where he sets up Australia’s 27th seed Bernard Tomic. The 28-year-old ... Read More »

Injured Kei Nishikori Pulls Out of Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori is the First Asian into a Grand Slam Final After His Semi-Final Win Over Novak Djokovic at the 2014 U.S. Open Image: Getty.

Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon on Wednesday through a lingering left calf injury. The Japanese, seeded fifth in this year’s tournament arrived the All England Club battling the condition which also saw him pull out of his semi-final match at the Gerry Webber Open less than a ... Read More »

Hayatou To Preside At Women’s World Cup Final Trophy Ceremony

Issa Hayatou  Says The New Hosts fo Afcon 2015 Will Be Known in 2-3 Days.

President of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, will not attend Sunday’s final of the women’s World Cup in Canada for personal reasons, his U.S.-based lawyer confirmed on Tuesday. World football’s governing body has been embroiled in corruption, racketeering and conspiracy investigation by authorities in the U.S. and Blatter’s native Switzerland. Though the ... Read More »

Wimbledon 2015: Murray Outlasts Kukushkin Through to 2nd RND

Andy Murray Through to the Second Round of Wimbledon. Image: AELTC.

Third seed Andy Murray saw off Mikhail Kukushkin in his first round match at Wimbledon to take his record this year to 42-6. Tye 2013 champion will face Robin Hasse in the round of 64 after his 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 win over Kazhak Kukushkin at the All England Club on ... Read More »

Keshi Exempted from a 5-Man Shortlist for Ivory Coast Job

Stephen Keshi is Looking to Improve on Nigeria's Performance in Their Previous World Cup Appearances.

Nigeria national team coach, Stephen Keshi, has not been named among a 5-man shortlist for the vacant Côte d’Ivoire national team job. The Ivory Coast football federation (FIF) had, on Friday, 19 June published names of 59 peoples to have disclosed interest in the race to succeed Herve Reinard, with ... Read More »

Wimbledon 2015: Federer, Nadal, Kvitova Cruise Into RND 2

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advanced into round two of Wimbledon in straight sets as ladies’ singles defending champion Petra Kvitova breezed past Dutch woman Kiki Bertens in 35 minutes. Germany’s tenth seed Angelique Kerber ‘bageled’ over compatriot Carina Witthoeft 6-0 6-0 to reach the second round for the first ... Read More »