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Lazio to Be Without Leading Scorer Djordjevic for Several Weeks

Serb Filip Djordjevic Wheeled Off the Pitch After Fracturing His Ankle Against AC Milan. Image: Getty.

Lazio are set to be without their leading goal-scorer Filip Djordjevic for several weeks because of a right ankle fracture and sprain, the Italian club have announced. Djordjevic, 28, suffered the injury in just over ten minutes of coming on for Miroslav Klose in th 87th minute during Saturday’s 3-1 ... Read More »

Egwuekwe ‘Still a Wolves Player,’ Hapoel Deal Yet to Materialise

Azubuike Egwuekwe Linked With a Move to Watford, West Ham and Hapoel Tel Aviv. Image: Getty

Nigeria international defender Azubuike Egwuekwe has debunked reports that he signed for Israeli club Apoel Tel Aviv. The Israeli Premier League side announced the deal on their official website on Friday with an accompanying picture of the towering central defender in the club’s jersey No. 3. “Nigerian Egwuekwe Azubuike landed ... Read More »

Pillars Coach Emordi Not Under Pressure to Win Champions League

Okey EMordi Will Guide Pillars in the 2014 Season.

Coach Okey Emordi says he is not under pressure to lead Kano Pillars to Caf Champions League success this year, after failing to advance beyond the preliminary round in his first season. The reigning Glo Premier League champions were edged out of Africa’s elite club football showpiece by eventual finalists ... Read More »

Sharapova, Nadal Ease Into Australian Open Quarter-Finals

Rafael Nadal Building Momentum in Australian Open 2015. Image: Tennis Australia.

Women’s singles second seed Maria Sharapova sealed a convincing straight sets win to book her quarter-final place against Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open on Sunday. Sharapova was too hot for China’s 21th-seed Pen Shuai, claiming a resounding 6-3 6-0 win and will now look on to the rematch of ... Read More »

Australian Open: Teenager Kyrgios Rebound to Set Up Murray in Last 8

Nick Kyrgios AO R4

Nick Kyrgios rallied from two sets down, saved a match point, to beat Italy’s Andreas Seppi and reach his first Australian Open quarter-final on Sunday night. The home favourite, 19, won 75 per cent of his first serve, 52 per cent of his second serve en route to eliminating Roger ... Read More »

West Brom Coach Lauds ‘Unplayable’ Anichebe

Victor Anichebe Celebrates His Goal Against Birmingham City at St. Andrews Stadium in an FA Cup 4th Round. Image: Getty.

West Bromwich Albion coach Tony Pulis has hailed Victor Anichebe for his impact in Saturday’s Midland derby win over Birmingham City. The Nigeria international struck twice to help the Baggies progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Anichebe has now scored three goals in the competition this season ... Read More »

Anichebe’s Brace Fires West Brom Into FA Cup 5th RND

Victor Anichebe FA Cup 4th RND

Nigeria international Victor Anichebe scored a brace to send West Bromwich Albion into the fifth round of the Budweiser FA Cup in a 2-1 win over Birmingham City on Saturday. The ex-Everton striker fired in a left-footed shot from the box inside the left upright from Saido Berahino’s through ball ... Read More »

Flying Eagles Not Ready for AYC at the Moment- Coach Manu

Manu Garba Warns Flying Eagles Players to Rise Up to the Occasion in their AYC Qualifier Against Tanzania.

Nigeria U-20 coach Manu Garba says his side are not yet ready for this year’s African Youth Championship, despite coasting to a 2-0 win over 2-time African champions Enyimba International FC on Day 1 of the Super 4. The Flying Eagles have been drawn alongside hosts Senegal, Congo and Côte ... Read More »

Wolves 1-2 Dream Team: Olympic Team Edge Wolves in Super 4

The Digital Advertisement Board Was First Used in Nigeria During the 2014 Super 4 Tournament at the Abuja National Stadium. Image: LMC.

Nigeria’s Under-23 internationals survived a second half scare to beat Glo Premier League side Warri Wolves 2-1 at the Abuja National Stadium on Saturday. Augustine Amutu placed the Olympic Team ahead in the 3rd minute but Gift Atiluwa poked the ball beyond goalkeeper Jonah Usman to restore parity four minutes ... Read More »

Pillars 2-0 Dolphins: Champions Win Super 4 Opener

Kano Pillars LMC

Reigning Glo Premier League champions Kano Pillars defeated Dolphins FC 2-0 in the opening game of the 2015 Super 4 pre-season tournament on Saturday. Samuel Tswanya opened scoring for Sai Masu Gida in the 6th minute courtesy of a long-range effort, and fellow new signing Christian Obiozor doubled their lead ... Read More »

FA Cup Shocker: Chelsea & Manchester City Lose At Home!

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Bradford come from two goals down to beat Chelsea; Reigning English Premier League champions beaten by Middlesbrough. Premier League leaders Chelsea surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at home to third tier Bradford City while Manchester City lost 2-0 at home to Middlesbrough on a day of seismic FA ... Read More »

Enyimba 0-2 Flying Eagles: Elephants Off to a Losing Start in Super 4

Enyimba's Andrew Abalogu.

Federation Cup holders Enyimba suffered a 2-0 defeated in the hands of ten-man Nigeria’s Under-20 internationals on Day 1 of the revamped Super 4 pre-season tournament. Flying Eagles skipper Musa Muhammed converted a 62nd-minute penalty after Ifeanyi Anaemena fouled Taiwo Awoniyi inside the goal area, and substitute Musa Yahaya sealed ... Read More »

Australian Open: Serena & Venus Through to Last 16 Via Comeback Wins

Serena Williams Has Reached the Second Week of a Grand Slam For the First Time Since 2011. Tennis Australia.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams both came back from a set down to advance into the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Saturday afternoon. World number one Serena overcame Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-2 6-0 while Venus, 34, beat Italy’s Camina Giorgi 4-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-1. Serena will ... Read More »

Heartland Defender Ebue Joins Dolphins

Dolphins FC.

Glo Premier League side Dolphins have signed former Heartland right-back Rufus Ebue. The Port-Harcourt-based club are beefing up their squad ahead of the 2015 Caf Confederation Cup and the new Nigeria Professional Football League season and have now added three new recruits including Ebue. The fresh signing has not been ... Read More »

Australian Open: 19-Year-Old American Keys Takes Out Kvitova in Straight Sets

Madison Keys Ao

Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova was knocked out of the Australian Open in straight sets by American teenager Madison Keys on Saturday. The Wimbledon champion lost 6-4 7-5 to the 19-year-old, coached by former Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport. “Yeah, for sure. She is a young girl. She can be ... Read More »

Afcon 2015: Zambia Sweat on Mayuka’s Fitness

Emmanuel Mayuka of Zambia battles with Aymen Abdennour of Tunisia . Image: Caf via Getty.

Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka has a very slim chance of playing any further part at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea through a groin injury. The Southampton of England frontman, 24, sustained the injury during Thursday’s 2-1 defeat by Tunisia. He was stretching to reach the ball when ... Read More »

Newcastle Set Sights On Dele Alli

Bamidele Ali Signed New Contract With MK Dons in September 2014.

Newcastle United’s reported interest in Bamidele ‘dele’ Alli is more relevant than paper talks, according to Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson. The highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder, who has scored 11 goals for MK Dons in League One this season, has been rumoured to worth £9m. Newcastle are looking to beat ... Read More »

West Ham Join West Brom In The Race To Sign Darren Fletcher

Darren Fletcher

West Ham manager, Sam Allardyce hopes to sign Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher this summer, but claims the ‘Hammers’ are yet to speak with the Old Trafford outfit . Fletcher, 30, has struggled to nail a starting role under Louis van Gaal following surgery on a chronic bowel disease ulcerative ... Read More »

Fifa Election Announcement Delayed Until February

Blatter Says Qatar Will Host the 2022 World Cup.

Fifa has hinted it will take “some time” before it will be able to confirm names of candidates standing for election against incumbent Sepp Blatter. Time set aside for nominations was expected to have elapsed on January 29, but a member of the world football governing body’s electoral committee Dominico ... Read More »

Australian Open: Nadal, Sharapova Through To 4th Round

Rafael Nadal AO 15

Spanish third seed Rafael Nadal got his game back as he breezed past Israel’s Dudi Sela in straight sets to seal a fourth round ticket at the Australian Open on Friday night. The 2009 champion, who almost narrowly lost to Tim Smyczek on the same Rod Laver Arena court a ... Read More »