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Update: Mark Hughes Extends His Stoke Contract to 2019

Mark Hughes Signs Stoke City Contract Extension. Image: Getty.

Mark Hughes has signed a new three-year contract extension as Stoke City manager, the Premier League side have confirmed. He Welsh manager’s previous contract was due to end in 2016, but is now expected to stay at the Britannia stadium until 2019. We apologise for our earlier blunder. Mark Hughes ... Read More »

Mfon Udoh, 3 Others Axed From The Flight To South Africa

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The quartet of Mfon Udoh, Ubong Moses, Onyekachi Okafor and Chidiebere Eze have been dropped from Nigeria squad for the journey to Nelspruit, South Africa. The Super Eagles will take on South Africa at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday and caretaker coach, Daniel Amokachi, has named a 23-man party for ... Read More »

Dynamo Kiev Handed Partial Stadium Closure Over Fans’ Racist Behaviour

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Dynamo Kiev have been sanctioned by Uefa following their fans’ racist behaviour towards visiting Everton supporters during a Europa League round-of-16 tie. The Ukrainian side has been ordered to close part of their NSK Olimpiyskiy stadium for the first leg of their last 8 tie against Fiorentina, slated for 16 ... Read More »

Juve & Italy Midfielder Marchisio Faces At Least 6 Months On The Sidelines

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Italy international, Claudio Marchisio is set to be sidelined for six to eight months with a serious right knee injury. The 29-year-old suffered the injury during training session on Friday and, after subsequent scans; the Italian football federation (FIGC) have confirmed that he damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in his ... Read More »

Rooney Bids Bye-Bye To Boxing Celebration After Son Tried It At School

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England international Wayne Rooney will not be repeating his boxing goal celebration after his five-year-old son, Kai, was caught mimicking it at school. Rooney, 29, celebrated scoring for Premier League club Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford earlier this month by throwing a flurry of punches in the ... Read More »

Newcastle’s Haidara Out For The Rest Of The Season After Surgery

Massadio Heidara Ruled Out for the Rest of the 2014-15 Season. Image: Getty.

Newcastle has been hit with a fresh injury setback after Massaido Haidara had a surgery on his knee, set to keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the season. The French left-back was carried off on a stretcher during last month’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa. The 25-year-old’s ... Read More »

Sturridge Out For A Month With Hip Injury – Report

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has reportedly torn his muscle and could be sidelined for up to four weeks, according to media reports in the UK. Sturridge, 25, withdrew from the England squad on Monday, owing to a muscle tear in his hip suffered during Liverpool’s 2-1 Premier League defeat by ... Read More »

Super Eagles Set Out For Nelspruit Before Midnight

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Delegations of the Nigeria senior national team, the Super Eagles, will head for South Africa from Uyo, Akwa Ibom before midnight on Friday, officials have confirmed. The Eagles are scheduled to face Bafana Bafana in an international friendly match at the Mbombela stadium, Nelspruit on Sunday afternoon. The Nigeria Football ... Read More »

Marquinhos Stretches PSG Stay To 2019 With New Deal

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Brazil defender, Marquinhos has signed a one-year contract extension at Paris St-Germain, which will see him remain with the French club until 2019. Marquinhos, 20, joined the French champions from Italian club Roma on a five-year deal in July 2013, and has figured in 38 Ligue 1 matches. He was ... Read More »

Terry Signs One Year Chelsea Contract Extension

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John Terry has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea FC, the Premier League club have announced. The 34-year-old’s previous deal was due to end this summer, but will now stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2015/16 campaign. The ex-England skipper, who has lifted the League Cup ... Read More »

Enyeama Out of South Africa Friendly With Injury

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Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is set to miss Sunday’s international friendly against South Africa through a back injury. This is according to the Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye who confirmed the injury concerns of the LOSC Lille shot-stopper. “Vincent Enyeama is out of the game against South Africa due ... Read More »

Moses Back in Training at Stoke City

Victor Moses Had Before the International Break Claimed He Should Have Won a Penalty in this Challenge By Newcastle's Youan Gouffran. Image: Stoke City.

Victor Moses has returned to training at Stoke City after missing last week’s 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace. The 24-year-old was substituted in the 58th minute of the Potters’ 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on 14 March with a thigh injury. He was in consequence placed on standby ... Read More »

Vermaelen Returns to Training at Barca

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Thomas Vermaelen’s trained with his Barcelona team-mates for the first time on Wednesday since undergoing surgery on a hamstring problem on 2 December, 2014. The former Arsenal and Ajax centre-back, 29, has only featured in a friendly match since his £15m move to the Camp Nou last summer. His first-team ... Read More »

NFF Frowns at Complacency after Eagles Shock Defeat By Uganda

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The Nigeria Football Federation bosses were locked in a straight talk session with players and officials of the Super Eagles following Wednesday’s shock 0-1 defeat by Uganda in Uyo. NFF President Amaju Pinnick and Executive Committee members held nothing back as they gave the team a piece of their minds ... Read More »

Nou Camp to Host Copa del Rey Final on 30 May

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This year’s Copa del Rey final between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona will be staged at the Camp Nou for a fourth time, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) have announced. This is after Real Madrid refused to host the match and as neither side could agree a location, a vote was ... Read More »

Abia Warriors Down Dolphins in a Rescheduled League Match

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Abia Warriors defeated Dolphins FC to secure their first win of the Glo Premier League season on Thursday. Goals from Ndifreke Effiong and Chisom Chikatara helped the Umuahia-based outfit scrape three points in a rescheduled fixture, despite Emeka Atuloma’s late strike. The Warriors now have four points from three matches, ... Read More »

NFF Approves Keshi’s Reappointment

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that it has approved the contract tabled before coach Stephen Keshi. NFF president Amaju Pinnick speaking to newsmen in, Uyo, Akwa Ibom on Wednesday revealed that the 53-year-old- though has yet to sign the dotted lines- now has a new two-year contract approved. ... Read More »

Liverpool’s Skrtel Handed Three-Game Ban By FA

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has lost an appeal against a Football Association’s charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea The Slovakian, 30, appealed to an independent panel set up by the FA to review video footage of the incident, citing that his action was ... Read More »

Uganda Stun Super Eagles 1-Nill in Uyo

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Nigeria’s senior national team were edged by a lone goal by Uganda in an international friendly in Uyo on Wednesday. Faruku Miya’s 81st-minute strike separated both teams at the Nest of Champions stadium. The Viper defender’s effort from inside the box took a slight deflection off Akeem Latifu past the ... Read More »

President Jonathan Lauds Flying Eagles on AYC Crown

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President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the Flying Eagles on their victory against hosts Senegal in the final match of the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) on Sunday in Dakar. This information is contained in a statement in Abuja on Monday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben ... Read More »