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Odemwingie Poised to Start from the Bench against Sunderland

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Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie could return to Stoke City bench for the first time in almost eight months when they host Premier League strugglers Sunderland in Saturday’s afternoon kickoff. Odemwingie last featured for the Britannia Stadium outfit in their stunning away defeat of champions Manchester City last August. He has ... Read More »

Van Gaal – Giggs Will Be My Successor At Man Utd

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Louis van Gaal believes Ryan Giggs will be named as his successor when he eventually run out of his own contract as Manchester United’s head coach. The Dutch boss is few games clos to the end of his first season in charge of the Old Trafford outfit but has until ... Read More »

Tennis: Navratilova’s Partnership With Radwanska Ends Short-Timed

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Martina Navratilova has decided to call time on her part-time role as coach of Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska. The retired Czech and American player and coach joined the world No. 9’s coaching staff in December in her first major coaching role. The nine-time Wimbledon champion says she “underestimated the ... Read More »

Man Utd Defender Rafael Out For The Rest Of The Season

Daley Blind Suffered from Vincent Kompany's Lunging Tackle In the Manchester Derby, According to Louis van Gaal. Image: Man Utd via Getty.

Manchester United defender Rafael has been ruled out of action until the end of the season. The right-back suffered a broken rib during the first half of under-21’s 1-1 draw at Leicester City on Monday night. Manager Louis van Gaal confirmed to MUTV that the Brazilian “shall not play any ... Read More »

Under-20 Prodigees Must Work Hard To Earn A Place In Super Eagles – Keshi

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Head coach of the Nigeria national team, Stephen Keshi, insists high-flying under-20 stars tipped for senior call-ups must prove themselves when they finally get that opportunity. Flying Eagles captain Musa Muhammed, Manchester City stalwart, Kelechi Iheanacho, Belgium-based Taiwo Awoniyi and Granada’s Isaac Success are considered to be mature for full ... Read More »

Wenger Is Not My Rival, Says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho Says Arsene Wenger is Not His Rival. Image: Getty.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has downplayed his rivalry with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the London Derby at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Both managers have had occasional altercation down the years including a touch-line spat at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season when Chelsea claimed a 2-0 win. ... Read More »

Qatar Unveils 2022 World Cup Stadium Design With Air Conditioning | Photos

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Qatar looks very much ready to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup as it has unveiled a stunning design for a 40,000- seater new stadium built in the gateway of the desert along with air conditioning in order to help players and fans have a comfortable atmosphere. The 2022 World ... Read More »

Checkout Champions League Semi-Final Draw

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The semi-final draws of the 2014/2015 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League have been made. The teams that made it to the semi-finals from the quarter-finals are; Bayern Munich of Germany who defeated Porto of Portugal 7-4 on aggregate, Barcelona of Spain who defeated PSG of France 5-1 on ... Read More »

UCL Semi-Final Draw: Barcelona Return For Guardiola As Champions Face Juve

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Barcelona will face Bayern Munich, while Real Madrid take on Juventus in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League. All four teams in the semi-finals have won the competition 21 times, with Juventus aiming to draw a line on a 19-year wait since their triumph over Ajax in 1996- the ... Read More »

NFF Signs Three-Year Kit Deal With Nike

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The Nigeria Football Fedration (NFF) has signed a three-year partnership with American multinational footwear, training apparel and accessories design and manufacturers, Nike. The deal covers the country’s national teams (men and women) at all levels, as well as grassroots football development. Nike will design kits and footballs for all nine ... Read More »

Jordan Henderson Signs New Liverpool Contract

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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has penned a new five-year contract that will see him remain at Liverpool until the end of the 2019-20 season. The England international, who joined the Merseyside club from Sunderland in 2011, has scored seven times in 48 games in all competition for Liverpool this campaign. ... Read More »

Real Madrid Can Compete against Any Team in UCL Semis- Ancelotti

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Real Madrid can face any of the teams in Champions League last four Hernandez deserves goal Real Madrid’s dream of playing in the final is alive Simeone goes home happy Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says he is nursing no fear about his sides last 4 opponent in the UEFA ... Read More »

Monaco 0-0 Juve (0-1 agg.): Bianconeri Hold Off Principality Prodding

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Juventus scraped into the last four of the Uefa Champions League after defending their slight first-leg win away to Monaco. Juve fended off Monaco’s determined fight in a match bereft of noteworthy chances to join Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid in Friday’s semi-final draw in Nyon, Switzerland. The Bianconeri are ... Read More »

Real 1-0 Atleti (1-0 agg.): Roji Blancos Twice Unlucky Against Rivals

Javier Hernandez Celebrates his Match-Winning Goal against Atleti at the Santiago Bernebeu. Image: Getty.

Javier Hernandez scored a crucial match-winner as Real Madrid finally secured their first win in eight matches against Atletico Madrid to advance into the semi-final of the Uefa Champions League. The Manchester United loanee tapped home Cristiano Ronaldo’s pass from close range to send the current holders through to Friday ... Read More »

Guardiola Charged For ‘Non-Sporting’ T-Shirt Message

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Bayern Munich Manager Pep Guardiola has received a Uefa charge over an “incident of non-sporting nature” after wearing a T-shirt demanding justice for a reporter who died at the 2014 World Cup. The Spanish coach had the “#Justicia ParaTopo” slogan on his clothing at a news conference ahead of Tuesday ... Read More »

Leverkusen Midfielder Out For The Rest Of The Season

Injured Gonzalo Castro Out for the Rest of the Season. Image: Getty.

Bayern Leverkusen midfielder, Gonzalo Castro has been sidelined for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the club have announced. The 27-year-old suffered a meniscus tear during training, which requires surgery and will prevent the midfielder from playing a part in Bayer’s push for a top-three finish. The ... Read More »

Sunshine’s Odunlami & Aggrey Accept ‘Disrepute’ Charge

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Sunshine Stars duo Kunle Odunlami and Prince Aggrey will not face further sanctions after ‘apologising’ to the League Management Company (LMC) over their indecent conduct during a Match Day 4 Glo Premier League match against Dolphins. Both players stri*ped down to their pants to celebrate the Akure Gunners’ last-gasp 2-1 ... Read More »

Glo NPFL Match Day 5 Wrap Up: Abia Snap Heartland’s Winning Run, Giwa Move Top

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Heartland FC’s unbeaten run in the Glo Premier League was brought to an end in Nnewi on Wednesday as champions Kano Pillars were treated to a narrow defeat in Lafia. Shooting Stars claimed their first win of the season against Kwara United in Ibadan, while Enugu Rangers’ bad run of ... Read More »

Gianluca Festa Appointed Head Coach At Cagliari

Gianluca Festa is Cagliari's Third Coach in the Space of Four Months. Image: Getty.

Cagliari have named Gianluca Festa as their new head coach until the end of the season, the Italian club announced on Wednesday. Festa takes the baton from Zdenek Zeman, who stepped down from the position on Tuesday on the back of the side’s poor run, with the Serie A side ... Read More »

Bayern Defender, Martinez Resumes Full Training

Jarvi Martinez in Company of Fellow Spaniard Xabi Alonso and Mari Goetze at Sabener Strasse on Wednesday. Image: Getty/ AFP.

Bayern Munich defender, Javi Martinez has resumed first-team training following an eight-month injury layoff. The centre-back, 26, who has not featured for the Bavarians since damaging cruciate ligament in his left knee on 13 August during a German Super Cup game against Borussia Dortmund, emerged to a rapturous applause at ... Read More »