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Man City vs Bayern: Aguero & Jovetic Fit for Cracker

Sergio Aguero Will Be Fit to Face FC Bayern. Image: Getty.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic will be fit to face Bayern Munich, according to manager Manuel Pellegrini. But Edin Dzeko (calf), David Silva (knee) and Aleksandar Kolarov (calf) are doubtful for Tuesday’s must-win Uefa Champions League clash with already qualified Bayern after missing Monday’s session as they continued ... Read More »

Casillas, Buffon Up For FIFA/FIFPro World XI

Buffon Parleys Onto the Post

FIFA and FIFPro have released a shortlist of five goalkeepers in contention for the No. 1 jersey in the 2014 World XI. Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Chelsea and Belgium Thibaut Courtois, Bayern Munich and German World Cup winner Manuel Neuer, Barcelona FC’s Claudio Bravo, who guarded the ... Read More »

Man Utd Ready To Offer Herrera For Shaqiri- Gossip

More Injury Woes for Van Gaal as Herrera is Sidelined. Image: Man United via Getty.

Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal has reportedly agreed to swap midfielder Ander Herrera for Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri. Herrera, 25, a £29m summer signing from Athletic Bilbao, has not featured for fourth-placed United in two months, largely as a result of his injury problems. According to Anthony Chapman ... Read More »

Stuttgart Coach Resigns After 12 Bundesliga Matches

Armin Veh Steps Down as VFB Stuttgart Coach. Image: Getty.

VFB Stuttgart coach Armin Veh has stepped down as coach of the German Bundesliga outfit. Veh’s resignation announcement comes one day after the former champions were beaten 1-0 by Augsburg at home, a result which left the club bottom of the league standings. “It was a difficult step to take ... Read More »

Dortmund’s Reus Out Until 2015 With Injury

Marco Reus Has Now Suffered Six Ankle Injuries in a Year. Image: Getty.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Marco Reus is set for the sidelines until January after tearing ligaments in his right ankle. The 25-year-old sustained the injury in the 66th minute of Dortmund’s 2-2 draw away to Paderborn on Sunday and will now miss Wednesday’s Uefa Champions League clash with Arsenal. Reus missed ... Read More »

Eduok, Oshoala are MVPs for 2014 Federation Cup

Asisat Oshoala Was Also Named MVP at the Fifa U-20 World Cup and the AWC.

Dolphins FC striker Emem Eduok and Rivers Angels markswoman Asisat Oshoala have each won the Most Valuable Players recognitions for the 2014 Federation Cup in the men’s and women’s competition respectively. Enyimba International FC defeated Dolphins on Sunday while Rivers Angels doused previously high-flying Sunshine Queens’ hopes to both claim ... Read More »

Elated Joel Obi Backs Inter To Benefit From Mancini

Joel Obi Inter

Inter Milan midfielder, Joel Obi was gladdened by his equaliser in Sunday’s derby game against AC Milan. The Derby della Madonnina ended a goal apiece as Obi’s low strike from 18 yards minute past an hour sealed a vital point for the Nerazzurri on Roberto Mancini’s return as manager six ... Read More »

Enyimba Beat Dolphins to Retain Federation Cup

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Enyimba International FC are winners of the 2014 Federation Cup after a 2-1 victory over Dolphins FC at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Sunday. Both Glo Premier League sides failed to break the deadlock before the half-time break. Mfon Udoh gave the Peoples Elephant the lead on 52 minutes. Chinonso ... Read More »

Wenger Sorry For Loss

DeGea was voted man of match for his scintillating performance between the sticks

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has expressed his sympathy to the Arsenal fans, after his team failed to beat a poor Manchester United side on the day, our writer Femi reports. The home side squandered a host of goal scoring opportunities in the first half and were made to rue them ... Read More »

King Messi Sets Career La Liga Goals Record

Lionel Messi is Been Thrown Into the Air By His Team-Mates in Front of Over 78,500 Camp Nou Fans After Breaking the La Liga Goal Record. Image: Getty.

Lionel Messi became the all time leading goal scorer in the La Liga following his hat-trick in Barcelona’s 5-1 thrashing of Sevilla on Saturday. The Argentine’s first effort of the day brought him to the same mark as the previous record by Telmo Zarra on 251 goals in his 289th ... Read More »

Chelsea 2-0 West Brom: Costa Scores in Comfortable Win

Diego Costa Converts His 11th Goal of the Season. Image: Getty.

Chelsea defeated West Bromwich Albion to extend their unbeaten run and lead at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Diego Costa’s 11th goal of the season and Eden Hazard’s simple finish helped Jose Mourinho’s men move seven points above Southampton, who are not in action until Monday. Cesc ... Read More »

IAAF Name Lavillenie, Adams Athletes of the Year 2014

Valerie Adams and Renaud Lavillenie Pose With Their Awards. Image: AP.

France’s Renaud Lavillenie and New Zealand’s Valerie Adams were named the male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2014. The pair received their trophies at this evening’s IAAF World Athletics Gala held at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille. The awards were hosted by International Athletics Foundation (IAF) Honorary President ... Read More »

Siasia Begins Screening Exercise for New Olympic Team

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Coach of the Nigeria U-23 men’s football team Samson Siasia will open a screening camp in Abuja on Sunday, aimed at building of a new ‘Dream Team’ capable of clinching qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The U-23 screening camp commences in batches with a first ... Read More »

Mourinho- Busy Festive Period Calls for Mental & Physical Wellbeing

Mourinho Says Costa Will Be Able to Play Against Arsenal. Image: Chelsea via Getty.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has spoken on his love for the busy but difficult winter period in England and the best approach to its arduous demands. The ‘Blues’ will look to extend their 17-game unbeaten run (all competitions) at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon and a win ... Read More »

Klopp Would Want to Manage an English Team

Jurgen Klopp Would Consider Coaching a Team in England. Image: Getty.

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has hinted he wouldn’t rule out the chances of managing an English team in the future. The 47-year-old has been linked with a move to England, with Manchester City, Chelsea and more recently Arsenal a potential destination. He was also among the list of potential ... Read More »

Gumel Returns as NOC President

Team Nigeria.

Nigeria’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, Habu Gumel, yesterday returned as president of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC). The former director of facilities at the National Sports Commission, (NSC) polled 19 votes as against Sani Ndanusa’s 17 to unseat the incumbent from the post he vacated four years ago. Ndanusa ... Read More »

Olympiakos’ Olaitan Back in Training

Michael Olaitan Has Started Training With Olympiakos.

Michael Olaitan has begun full training with his Greek club Olympiakos following an eight-month injury layoff. The 21-year-old collapsed during a league game in March but regained consciousness before reaching hospital for tests. Club doctor Christos Theos initially said a viral infection had caused the incident, which occurred while the ... Read More »

Egypt Sack Coach After Afcon 2015 Ouster

Shawky Gharib Egypt

Egypt have fired coach Shawky Gharib following the team’s failure to clinch ticket to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. The Pharaoh suffered a 2-1 defeat in Tunisia on Wednesday to finish third in Group G and miss out on next year’s finals. Gharib, 55, was appointed ... Read More »

Balotelli Unconcerned About Criticisms

Mario Balotelli vs Ludogorets

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli says he is unfazed by criticisms of his performances this season and that he now plays football with more verve than ever before. The Italy striker has yet to open his scoring account in the Premier League since joining the ‘Reds’ from AC Milan for £16m ... Read More »

Wenger: It’s “True” I Almost Signed Messi

Arsene Wenger pre Spurs

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he came close to signing Lionel Messi as part of an attempted triple swoop which would have landed Gerrard Pique and Cesc Fabregas at the North London club. Arsenal had moved to sign the trio while they were together at Barcelona’s academy. Pique, who later ... Read More »