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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali In Hospital

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Three time heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia. The 72-year-old, who also suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is reportedly stable. No other details were however provided on his health condition. It would be recalled that Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1984, three years after his retirement. Read More »

Flying Eagles Coach Manu Bullish Despite Tough AYC Draw

Coach Manu Garba Says the Flying Eagles Will Go Straight Into Camping for AYC.

Nigeria U-20 coach Manu Garba is optimistic that his side will scale the hurdle of qualifying from a difficult group through to the final of next year’s African Youth Championship. The Flying Eagles were on Sunday pitched against hosts Senegal, Congo and Cote d’Ivoire at the draw ceremony for the ... Read More »

Oboabona Undergoes Successful Surgery

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Nigeria international Godfrey Oboabona has undergone a successful knee surgery in Turkey. The Rizespor centre-back was diagnosed with a right knee meniscus tear and cartilage injury. He went under the knife at the weekend at Acibadem Fulya Hospital in Turkey. Oboabona, who joined the Turkish club from Sunshine Stars, has ... Read More »

Liverpool’s Sturridge To Return In January

Daniel Sturridge Will be Back in January. Image: Getty.

Daniel Sturridge is in line to stage his Liverpool comeback in the New Year, according to the club’s manager Brendan Rodgers. The England international is currently working with specialists at MLB side Boston Red Sox, as he continues to recover from a thigh injury he sustained in November. Speaking to ... Read More »

Kelechi Iheanacho Out With Injury

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Nigeria youth international striker Kelechi Iheanacho is sidelined with an ankle injury. The Manchester City loanee has returned to the Premier League champions to continue rehabilitation from the injury which he sustained during training with Major League Soccer (MLS) club Colombus Crew. Man City are as well understood to have ... Read More »

Klopp- Dortmund ‘Like Total Idiots’ Post-Bremen Defeat

Borussia Dortmund are in the Bundesliga Relegation Zone Over the Winter Break. Image: Getty.

Jurgen Klopp does not intend quitting as Borussia Dortmund coach after admitting his team were made to look like “total idiots” at the Weserstadion following Saturday’s 2-1 loss to fellow strugglers Werder Bremen. Last season’s runners-up Dortmund are in the automatic relegation places over the winter break for the first ... Read More »

Joseph Yobo Endorses Jonathan For 2015

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Former captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, was part of a group, the PDP Ward 2 Ward Initiative, who paid a visit to President Jonathan yesterday in Abuja. Shortly after the meeting Yobo spoke to State House correspondents saying, President Goodluck Jonathan should be re-elected back in 2015 so ... Read More »

Van Gaal: Lack of Aggression Cost United against Villa

Louis van Gaal Watches in Frustration as Man Utd Drop Points against Astin Villa. Image: Getty.

Louis van Gaal was left “frustrated” after his side’s fragile showing of attacking intent in Saturday’s 1-1 draw away at ten-man Aston Villa. Christian Benteke pulled the hosts ahead against the run of play after 18 minutes, only for Radamel Falcao’s header 8 minutes into the second half to salvage ... Read More »

Boxing: Legend Mohammad Ali Hospitalised with Pneumonia

Mohammad Ali Has Been Suffering from Parkinson's Disease Since 1984.

Former three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised due to a mild case of pneumonia, according to his spokesman. Bob Gunnell, Ali’s spokesman, said the boxing legend is in a stable condition. “The prognosis is good,” Mr. Gunnell added, and expressed optimism that the 72-year-old’s stay in the ... Read More »

Flying Eagles Drawn Alongside Hosts in 2015 AYC

Getty Image- Courtesy: Fifa.com: Golden Eaglets Celebrates in Front of Their Nigerian Fans.

Nigeria will play Senegal, Congo and Côte d’Ivoire in the finals of the 2015 African Youth Championship. All 8 qualified teams for the Confederation of African Football (Caf) U-20 championship were classified into two pools at the draw ceremony held in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. Hosts Senegal and 2013 champions ... Read More »

Eaglets in African Junior Championship Group A

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke Not Satisfied With Eaglets' Performance.

Nigeria will play Guinea, Niger and Zambia in the group stages of the 2015 Confederation of African Football (Caf) U-17 championship. The draw for the competition was held at the Caf headquarter in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday, with all eight qualified teams plucked from two pots. Hosts Niger and defending ... Read More »

Man City win to move level on points with Chelsea

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Manchester City showed their title credentials as they swept aside Crystal Palace’s threat to draw level on points with League leaders Chelsea. Jason Puncheon had a chance to hand the visitors a surprise lead very early on, but his left footed shot from outside the box was blocked. No sooner ... Read More »

Vincent Enyeama Misses Out On BBC African Player Of The Year

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Nigeria and Lille Goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has said he would have won the BBC African Player of the Year if fellow Nigerians would have voted. Enyeama was named alongside eventual winner Algerian Yacine Brahimi, Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ivorian pair Gervinho and Yaya Toure. Brahimi came out on top after ... Read More »

Wenger: Liverpool Aren’t On The Same Trend As Last Season

Arsene Wenger Says The Premier League Title is Chelsea's to Lose.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Liverpool are struggling to pick up their form from last season but recalls “special” memories of meetings between both sides. Arsenal will aim for their third consecutive win when they visit Anfield on Sunday. The French boss, 65, believes his side’s run of games over ... Read More »

Gerrard Urges Liverpool To Reproduce Midweek Form Against Arsenal

Steven Gerrard Believes the Reds Performance in the Midweek Against Bournemouth Was Better than At Old Trafford. Image: Getty.

Steven Gerrard has charged his Liverpool team-mates to be all about replicating their level of performance from Wednesday night when Arsenal visit Anfield on Sunday and into the New Year. The ‘Reds’ responded well to criticisms in the wake of last Sunday’s defeat at Manchester United and their ouster from ... Read More »

Man Utd’s Di Maria Returns From Injury, Could Make Villa Matchday Squad

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Angel Di Maria could be named in Manchester United’s match day squad for the trip to Aston Villa on Sunday after training with the rest of the squad during the week. The midfielder has not featured for the ‘Red Devils’ since limping off in the closing stages of his side’s ... Read More »

Balotelli Gets a 1-Match Ban Over Instagram Post

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been handed a one-match ban and fined £25,000 by the English FA as punishment for his racist and anti-Semitic Instagram post. Balotelli last week accepted a charge of an aggravated breach of Football Association rule E3 for a post he made on social media network ... Read More »

Super Eagles 43rd In New FIFA Rankings At End Of The Year

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In the latest edition of the monthly FIFA rankings released today the Super Eagles have dropped by one spot as the team was ranked 42nd in the previous rankings. The Super Eagles w​as ranked 4​3rd best national football team. The national team, who is yet to recover from their failure ... Read More »

Hull’s Dawson Out for the Festive Period with Injury

Michael Dawson joins Hull City.

Hull City defender Michael Dawson will be sidelined for at least three weeks with a hamstring tear, manager Steve Bruce has disclosed. Scans revealed the former Tottenham centre-back, 31, suffered a grade two hamstring tear during last Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea. “It will be anything from three ... Read More »

Reus Fined For Driving Without License

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Marco Reus has been fined more than £500,000 for driving without a license. The Germany international, who missed his country’s World Cup triumph in the summer through an ankle injury, has been advertising for Dortmund’s car sponsors and has also appeared in adverts for petrol. The 25-year-old ... Read More »