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Ighalo Signs Permanent Watford Deal Until 2017

Odion Ighalo Signs Two-and-a-Half-Year Deal With Watford. Image: Getty.

Odion Ighalo has made his loan move to Watford FC permanent. The Nigerian international has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the ‘Hornets’ having impressed manager Slavisa Jokanovic. Ighalo initially joined Watford on a season-long loan from Udinese in July. Watford swiftly moved to terminate his loan deal after the Italian ... Read More »

Anthony Ujah Strike Sinks Bremen

Anthony Ujah Celebrate Scoring for FC Kohn in the German Second Division Last Season. Image: Getty.

Anthony Ujah’s solitary strike secured all three points for German Bundesliga side FC Cologne away to winless Werder Bremen on Friday. The Nigeria international, 24, came off the bench to make an immediate impact at the Weserstadion and pile further pressure on Bremen coach Robin Dutt, who is yet to ... Read More »

Tennis: Nadal Confirms He Will Miss ATP Tour Finals

Rafael Nadal Announces He Will Sit  Out of the ATP World Tour Finals to Have Appendicitis Surgery.

Rafael Nadal has decided he will have appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP World Tour Finals. The 14-time Grand Slam champion announced he would undergo surgery on November 3 and that his season was all done and dusted after losing to ... Read More »

Mourinho: Chelsea Up for 3 Points at Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho Says Man United Will Always Remain Man United. Image: Getty.

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea will travel to Manchester United brewing in confidence. The ‘Blues’ are top of the Premier League having notched up 22 points from a possible 24 and needing just a win to accrue the bench-mark point tally required for progress to the last 16 in the Uefa ... Read More »

We Will Stop Messi, Suarez and Neymar- Ancelotti

Luis Suarez Barca

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says his players will try to deny Barcelona’s deadly-looking front three “space” in Saturday’s La Liga match. Barcelona new boy Luis Suarez is eligible to make his (competitive) debut in the first ‘El-Clasico’ of the season having completed his four-match ban for biting Italy defender ... Read More »

WTA Finals: Sharapova Out, Williams vs Wozniacki, Radwanska vs Halep in Semis

Maria Sharapova Won Agnieszka Radwanska But Lost Out of the WTA Finals By Virtue of a Set Blip. Image: Getty.

Second seed Maria Sharapova lost out of the WTA Finals despite a win over Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday. The Russian missed three match points as he conceded a second set tie-breaker to Radwanska but closed out the contest 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 after three hours and nine minutes. The ... Read More »

Nadal Withdraws From Paris Masters

rafael Nadal has Withdrawn from the Swiss Indoor Championship After Reaching the Quarter Finals. Image: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty

Rafael Nadal participation at the ATP World Tour Finals has been placed in doubt having withdrawn from the Paris Masters due to “personal reasons”. The Spaniard has battled health problems in recent weeks and was diagnosed with appendicitis shortly before the Shanghai Masters. He postponed surgery to remove the troubled ... Read More »

Pull Out or Perform, Amodu Warns Players With Dislike for Astro Turfs

Nigeria Lost 1-0 Away in Sudan Earlier This Month. Image: AFP

Nigeria coach Shuaibu Amodu has urged his top stars to quietly opt out of next month’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier away to Congo if they cannot play on an artificial pitch. Many of the Super Eagles stars struggled on the new astro turf in Sudan earlier this month ... Read More »

Tennis: Serena to Finish 2014 as No. 1 for a 4th Career Time

Serena Williams Won Only One Grand Slam in 2014: The US Open. Image: Twitter @ChinaOpen.

Serena Williams will end the year 2014 as world number one for the fourth time in her career and for the second year in a row by virtue of Friday’s results at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The American, 33, who also finished a season at No.1 in 2002, 2009, ... Read More »

Pogba Signs Three Years Juve Contract Extension

Paul Pogba to Remain With Juventus Until 2019. Image: AFP.

France midfielder Paul Pogba has extended his contract at Italian side Juventus until 2019. The 21-year-old was due to run out of contract in 2016. His new deal puts to an end transfer speculations linking him with a move away from the Turin outfit. “We have just signed Paul Pogba’s ... Read More »

Peter Dedevbo for Women’s Coach of the Year Award

Peter Dedevbo Led the Super Falconets to a Second-Place Finish at the 2014 Fifa Women's World Cup. Image: Getty.

Nigeria under-20 national women’s football team coach, Peter Dedevbo, has been included in a list of ten candidates for the 2014 FIFA World Coach of the Year award for Women’s Football. Dedevbo, a former coach at the women’s Under 17 level, led the Super Falconets to a second-place finish at ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool to sell Balotelli in January

Balotelli's return to England was a gamble by Rodgers

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has two months to prove his worth, or risks being sold. Information Nigeria understands. Manager Brendan Rodgers, who could not hide his disdain at the striker’s shirt swap with Pepe in the Uefa champions league loss against Madrid, accepts his £16m bargain on the Italian quite ... Read More »

NFF Appeals Jos High Court Ruling

Nigeria

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Nigeria Football Federation has filed an appeal against the ruling of the Federal High Court in Jos, which nullified the elective congress of September 30. NFF 1st Vice-President Seyi Akinwunmi says the Judge had went ahead with the order annulling then elections despite a ... Read More »

Injured Michael Schumacher Makes “Progress”

Michael Schumacher Won Seven Formula 1 Championships Between 1994 and 2004.

A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made “some progress”. But Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the French hospital in Grenoble where he was treated, warned that any recovery would take time. The typical ... Read More »

Thiago Alcantara Out for Further Months After Surgery

Thiago Alcantara Out for Further Six Months. Image: Bayern FC.

Thiago Alcantara has undergone successful knee surgery in Spain, Bayern Munich have confirmed. The 23-year-old has been been out of action after tearing ligaments in his right knee and he suffered a fresh setback while recuperating from the initial injury in training last week. The Spaniard, who is set for ... Read More »

Nigeria Risk Another Fifa Ban as Court Rule NFF Polls Illegal

Nigeria Football Federation.

Nigeria could again be suspended from international football by Fifa as a Federal High Court in Jos has ruled to nullify recent elections into the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Nigeria Football Federation. Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Jos, on Thursday, ruled against the NFF elections in ... Read More »

Injured Berbatov Out for Three Weeks

Monaco will be without Dimitar Berbatov for the next three weeks following the striker’s injury during last night’s Uefa Champions League stalemate at home to Benfica. The Bulgarian, 33, left the pitch early in the first-half and the principality club medical staff has now confirmed that he sustained a thigh ... Read More »

WTA Finals: Kvitova Claims 1st Win, Serena Bounces Right Back

Serena Williams Beats Bouchard WTAFInals

Second seed Maria Sharapova’s chances of finishing number one for the first time in her career was weakened by Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals on Thursday. The Russian, the only woman with any chance of overtaking Top seed Serena Williams, lost 6-3 6-2 to Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in ... Read More »

Falcons Battle Cameroon for 7th AWC Crown

Nigeria Super Falcons Have Featured in All Seven Editions of the Fifa World Cup.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will face Cameroon in the final of the 2014 African Women Championship (AWC) on Saturday. Six-time champions Nigeria became the first side to progress to the finals of the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup following a 2-1 win over the Bayana Bayana of South Africa. The Falcons ... Read More »

Glo Premier League: Wolves, Enyimba Mount Pressure on Pillars

Mfon Udoh Has Netted 18-Times Since Joining Enyimba in the Close Season. Image: LMC.

Kano Pillars came back from a goal down to beat Kaduna United and retain their top-of-the-table berth as, Enyimba and Warri Wolves both won- the latter whitewashing Crown FC- to mount pressure on the defending champions in the title run-in. Wolves routed Crown FC 7-1 in Warri. Stanley Dimgba scored ... Read More »

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