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Mourinho “Assuming Risk” on Costa, Drogba Out With Ankle Problem

Jose Mourinho Says Costa Will Play at Sporting. Image: Chelsea via Getty.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will risk prolific goal-scorer Diego Costa for the Uefa Champions League clash with Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon and hopes he will be ready for next weekend’s domestic commitments. The Portuguese boss, 51, on arrival at the Estadio Jose Alvalade- venue of Tuesday evening’s Group G match ... Read More »

Drogba London Bound as Chelsea Arrive in Lisbon

Didier Drogba Has Not Travel With Chelsea to Lisbon. Image: Chelsea via Getty.

Didier Drogba did not traveled with Chelsea squad for Tuesday evening’s Champions League Group G clash at Sporting Lisbon. A 20-man senior team squad departed for Portugal after a training session at the Premier League leaders’ Cobham training facility on Monday, with Ivorian Drogba and injured midfielder Ramires the notable ... Read More »

Ibrahimovic Unfit for Barca

Ibrahimovic Out of PSG Clash With Former Club Barca. Image: Getty.

Paris St-Germain will be without striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic when they host Barcelona on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Swede, who has scored seven goals in seven matches this season, has missed PSG’s last two league matches with a heel injury. “Several tests conducted on the injured left heel of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ... Read More »

Nembe Return to Omoku to Allow NFF O&D Hear Appeal- LMC

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The League Management Company (LMC) says it backtracked on its decision to to banish Nembe City to Benin City to allow the club’s appeal against the sanctions to be heard by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Organising and Disciplinary Committee (O&D). The LMC ruled on Thursday it was sanctioning Nembe ... Read More »

Man City vs Roma: Jovetic Available, Pellegrini Back on the Touchline

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Manchester City will look to revive their Champions League ambition when they hosts high-flying Italian Serie A outfit Roma on Tuesday. A late Jerome Boateng strike stunned the Premier League champions in their opening group game at Bayern Munich a fortnight ago. A night out with the ‘Giallorossi’, who are ... Read More »

Benteke Back in Villa Training, May Face City Next Weekend

Christian Benteke Celebrates Scoring for Aston Villa. Image: AFP/Getty.

Christian Benteke could make his Aston Villa return on Saturday against Premier League champions Manchester City following his recovery from an ankle injury. The 23-year-old has been out since rupturing his Achilles in April, which caused him to miss out on Belgium squad for the 2014 Fifa World Cup. Villa ... Read More »

Glo Premier League: Salami Late Strike Help Wolves Down Abia Warriors

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Gbolahan Salami scored his 15th goal of the Glo Premier League season against Abia Warriors to sit atop the goalscorers’ chart. Salami maintained his superb goal-scoring form to shoot Warri Wolves up the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) standing, after his late strike earned a 1-0 win over Abia Warriors ... Read More »

Boxing: Sam Peter Beats Ron Aubrey By 1st RND KO

Samuel Peter Wins His Comeback Fight Against Ron Aubrey.

Former NABF, IBA, and WBC heavyweight champion Samuel ‘the Nigerian nightmare’ Peter knocked Ron ‘the iceman’ Aubrey out in the first round of their fight at the OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Saturday night. Peter (35-5, 28 KOs) needed just 2:34secs to end the main feature of ... Read More »

Rooney Has No Complaints About Red Card

Wayne Rooney Received His Third Manchester United Career Red Card in a 2-1 Win Against West Ham on Saturday. Image: ManUtd Via Getty.

Wayne Rooney apologised to his team-mates following his sending off in Manchester United 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday. The Man United skipper received a straight red from referee Lee Mason for a rash challenge on Stewart Downing as the Hammers midfielder threatened to break clear from his own ... Read More »

Setif Beat Mazembe to Set Up Vita in Caf Champions League Final

Caf Champions League.

Algerians club Entente Setif will join Congolese outfit AS Vita in the final of the 2014 Orange Caf Champions League. ES Setif progressed to the 2014 final despite a 3-2 loss to another Congolese side TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Sunday. Setif, who beat Nigerians Iwuanyanwu Nationale (now Heartland) 4-1 ... Read More »

Glo Premier League: Pillars Surge Clear in Title Race

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Defending champions Kano Pillars created a five point lead at the summit of the Glo Premier League standings on Sunday following their 2-0 home win over Lobi stars. Goals from Theophilus Afelokhai and Azeez Shobowale were sufficient to take ‘Sai Masu Gida’s’ point haul to 50 after 29 rounds of ... Read More »

Martins Scores Twice in Sounders 4-2 Win Over Chivas

Obafemi Martins Has Now Scored 15 Goals in the Ongoing 2014 MLS Season. Image: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

Nigeria international Obafemi Martins grabbed a brace in Seattle Sounders’ 4-2 home victory over Chivas USA on Saturday. The ex-Newcastle and Birmingham City forward leveled for Sounders and then gave the Major League Soccer (MLS) leaders the lead early in the second-half. He has now scored 15 goals so far ... Read More »

LMC Backtracks On Decision to Banish Nembe City to Benin

The League Management Company.

The League Management Company (LMC) has rescinded its decision to banish Nembe City to Benin on account of pitch invasions by the club’s supporters during a Week 26 fixture against Lobi Stars. The LMC ruled on Thursday it was sanctioning Nembe City to pay the sum of N500, 000 and ... Read More »

Eaglets Qualify for African U-17 Championship

Golden Eaglets to Represent Nigeria at the 2015 African Junior Championship.

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets thrashed Gabon 5-0 to qualify for the 2015 African U-17 Championship on Saturday. Goals from Kelechi Nwakali (penalty), a brace from the duo of Ebere Osinachi and Kehinde Ayinde helped the world champions cruise a 5-0 home win to progress 6-2 on aggregate, following their previous 2-1 ... Read More »

AS Vita Reach Caf Champions League Final

Caf Champions League.

AS Vita of the Democratic Republic of Congo broke a 50-year-long jinx to reach the final of the Orange Caf Champions League on Saturday. The ‘Black Dolphins’ sealed a 4-2 aggregate win over CS Sfaxien in the Mediterranean city of Sfax after previously edging the Tunisian champions 2-1 at the ... Read More »

Neymar Hits Hat-Trick as Barca Trounce Granada 6-0

Lionel Messi and Neymar Celebrates Barca Goal.

Neymar struck thrice to help Barcelona whitewash Granada 6-0 at Nou Camp on Saturday. The win saw the Catalans continue their impressive record of not conceding a single goal in the La Liga so far this season under former captain Luis Enrique. A sloppy pass by the visitors led to ... Read More »

EPL Update: Costa Strikes No. 8, Rooney Mix Emotion & Derbies Draw

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Chelsea FC maintained their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a comfortable win over Aston Villa on Saturday. Phil Jagielka’s superb injury-time equaliser helped Everton earn a crucial point in the 233rd Merseyside derby. Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney scored and then received his marching order ... Read More »

Reading’s Hope Akpan Gets First Nigeria Call-Up

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Reading FC’s Hope Akpan headlined a host of new Nigerian footballers who got their first international call-up for next month’s 2015 Afcon qualifiers against Sudan. The 23-year-old ex-Everton midfielder joins the likes of Aaron Samuel of Guangzhou R & F, Sunday Emmanuel of SV ScholzGrodig and Haugesund FC’s Anyora Ugonna ... Read More »

Tennis: Kvitova Wins Wuhan Women’s Singles Title

Petra Kvitova and Bouchard

Petra Kvitova defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-4 to claim the inaugural Wuhan Open women’s singles title and grab her ticket for the WTA season-ending finals in Singapore next month. The 24-year-old Czech needed just a break to close out the first set before racing on to a 5-2 lead in ... Read More »

Blessing Okagbare To Marry Ex-Super Eagles Star

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Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare would soon be walking down the aisle with her boo, Igho Otegheri, an ex-Super Eagles star.   According to report from News Break Nigeria, the lovebirds will be getting married in the month of November in Warri, Delta State. Speaking on their romance some time back, ... Read More »

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