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Moyes Deserves Warm Goodison Park Reception- Martinez

David Moyes and Roberto Martinez Pictured During a Premier League Match at Old Trafford.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez expects predecessor David Moyes to get a warm reception in his first visit to the club he left for Manchester United last summer. Martinez inherited the Goodison Park rein to Moyes, fresh from lifting the FA Cup with Wigan Athletic, as the Scotsman left to replace ... Read More »

Barca’s Neymar Ruled Out for a Month

Neymar Was Already Injured Before the Copa Del Rey Final, the Brazilian Pulled Up in the Game Against Getafe.

Barcelona will play without Brazilian Neymar for four weeks due to a foot injury. The 22-year-old international was injured in Wednesday’s King Cup final defeat by Real Madrid. The record signing from Santos will now miss his club La Liga game at home to fourth-placed Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. If ... Read More »

Atletico Madrid Win to Keep Title Hopes Alive

Atletico Madrid Hosts Chelsea in the First Leg of Their Champions League Semi-Final Tie on 22 April.

Atletico Madrid are three wins from their first La Liga title since 1996 following a tense victory over Elche. The hosts had a penalty early in the second half but David Villa’s weak kick was saved by keeper Manu Herrera. Brazilian centre-back Miranda put them ahead 18 minutes from the ... Read More »

African Players are Under-Appreciated- Yaya Toure

Widely Traveled: Reigning African Player of the Year, Yaya Toure, Has Played in Belgium, Ukraine, Greece, France, Spain and Now England.

Manchester City and Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure says African stars are not celebrated like their counterparts from other parts of the world, because they don’t get the proper “recognition from the media”. The three-time Caf Player of the Year thinks it’s easier for media to pick on him- after ... Read More »

Maigari Tasks Sporting Media to Be Objective

Nigeria Football Federation President, Aminu Maigari.

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, has rebuffed claims he was working against the success of the national team at the forthcoming 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Maigari describes as puerile and a back stab, reports by a section of the sporting media he ... Read More »

Blatter Wants Severe But Effective Penalties for Crowd Disturbances and Racism

The NPFL's Fight Against Hooliganism: The LMC Have Engaged the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence to Enhance Security at Match Venues. Image Credit: LMC.

President of the world football governing body, Joseph Sepp Blatter, has advocated for newer, but “effective” sporting sanctions in the fight against racism. The 78-year-old opines that point deduction will go a long way in involving various teams in the campaign against football hooliganism, which has been exhibited at all ... Read More »

Toure, Suarez, Gerrard, Sturridge Up for PFA Player of the Year Prize

Yaya Toure Celebrates His Goal Against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Ivory Coast international, Yaya Toure, joins a trio of Liverpool players among six players nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association’s player of the year award. Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are three of the Premier League leaders’ players in line for an individual gong, with the Anfield club ... Read More »

Sani Kaita Joins Enyimba- Report

Sani Kaita Got His Marching Order for a Shameful Retaliatory Lunge at Vasilis Torosidis as Nigeria Lost In World Cup 2010 Group Stages to Greece.

Former Super Eagles midfielder Sani Kaita has joined Enyimba on a three-month loan deal. The midfielder has already been training with the team, a source close to the two-time African champions told KickOffNigeria.com. “It is a good thing for our league that a player like Kaita, who has played at ... Read More »

Ministry Backs Supporters Club to Cheer Eagles to Greater Heights in Brazil

Super Eagles Supporters During A World Cup Qualifier in Calabar.

Sports Minister, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, has reiterated the Federal Government’s support for the Super Eagles, who are bidding to surmount their previous achievements at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Danagogo, again reposed the Nigeria Supporters Club’s confidence in the sport ministry and the leadership of President Goodluck Ebele ... Read More »

Bayelsa United Aims to Do Nigeria Proud in Cote d’Ivoire

Odogu Akpofini Says Bayelsa United Aims To Clinch the Orange Caf Confederations Cup in 2014.

Nigeria’s only remaining representative in continental football championships, Bayelsa United, are “ready” to pit their wit against Sewe Sport de San-Pedro. The ‘Restoration Boys’ visits the Stade Auguste Denise this weekend for the first leg of their Caf Confederations Cup Playoff round (1/8th round) tie with the Ivory Coast champions. ... Read More »

Leon Balogun to Return to Full Fitness In May

Leon Balogun is a Regular Player at His German Division B Side Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Leon Balogun reiterates his recovery process has been swift and has hinted he will return to full fitness in two week’s time. The Super Eagles defender, 25, has told the national team’s media officer, Ben Alaiya, his recovery from a fractured metatarsal has been phenomenal because of ... Read More »

Tim Howard Signs Everton Contract Extension

Tim Howard is Everton's 22nd Best in Terms of Club Appearances.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has penned down a two-year contract extension, which will have him remain at Goodison Park until 2019. The United States international joined the ‘Toffees’ from Manchester United in 2006 and has featured in 342 games, making him the 22nd man in the Merseyside club’s list of ... Read More »

Nadal Earns 300th Wins on Clay in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal Tries a Back-Hand During His Fourth Round Match At the Monte Carlo Open.

Rafael Nadal notched up his 300th victory on clay with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Andreas Seppi tp progress to the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. The top seed is only the 11th man to reach the landmark- with fellow Spaniard Carlos Monya the last to make ... Read More »

Mata Confident Moyes Will Revive United

Juan Mata and David Moyes After a Premier League Match.

Juan Mata has backed David Moyes to revive Manchester United’s dwindling fortunes. The Old Trafford club currently sits in seventh position on the table and are set to miss out on Champions League football until ‘probably’ August 2015. “Even before I came, things were difficult here, so I knew I ... Read More »

NFF Tasks Falcons On AWC, W/Cup Tickets

The Nigeria Super Falcons During a Friendly Match at the Abuja National Stadium.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has told the Super Falcons to brace up for the enormous tasks of qualifying for the African Women Championship (AWC) in Namibia and the World Cup in Canada. Addressing the players after training on Wednesday, NFF Director of Competition, Sanusi Mohammed warned the players that ... Read More »

IK Uche Griefs With Abuja Bombing Victims

IK Uche Celebrates Scoring for Villareal.

Nigerian striker Ikechukwu Uche has expressed condolence to victims and families of the twin bomb blast which rocked the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The blasts, which occurred at a bus station in Nyanya, hit commuters traveling to Abuja in the early hours on Monday- many of whom ... Read More »

8 Things You Should Know About Yaya Toure’

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Professional Ivorian footballer Yaya Toure’ has made quite a big name and a good success story over the years in the world of football. Known for his versatility and power on the field, the Manchester City player has won African Footballer of the Year three years in a row (2011, ... Read More »

Federer Hints He Could Skip French Open

Roger Federer beat Robin Soderling to Clinch the 2009 French Open and Also Claim the Wimbledon Title.

Swiss tennis player Roger Federer says he could miss the French open to be with his wife when she gives birth again. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has competed in all Majors since 2000. He has twin daughters with wife Mirka and revealed in December they are expecting a third ... Read More »

AFN Names 20 Athletes for the 2014 Mt. Sac Relays

The 2014 Mt. Sac Relay Tagged 'The Meet Where the World Best Compete' is Slated for This Weekend In California.

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has listed 20 athletes for the 2014 Mt. Sac Relays coming up this weekend at the historic Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut Califiornia. World championships medalist, Blessing Okagbare, is expected to lead the Nigerian contingents to the high profile meet. The Delta-state born multi-talented ... Read More »

The NFF Gets Integrity and Match-Fixing Officers

The Nigeria Football Federation.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and Dr. Christian Emeruwa as Integrity and Match-Fixing Investigative Officers respectively. In line with recent trend by world football’s governing body, FIFA, the football federation urges its members to table all matters concerning “match fixing and corruption in football” before ... Read More »

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