Mario Balotelli scored his first Liverpool goal but it was Steven Gerrard’s injury time penalty which secured a 2-1 win for the hosts against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets. Real Madrid thumped Swiss champions Basel 5-1, with France striker netting the reigning champions’s fifth goal of the day and their 1000th in ... Read More »
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Mario Balotelli scored his first Liverpool goal but it was Steven Gerrard’s injury time penalt...
Bayen Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes the absence of Manchester United from this season’s ...
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced it will converge in Warri, Delta State, for an E...
Fernandinho believes Manchester City would claim their Uefa Champions League group and have a footin...
Marco van Basten has revealed he will relegate to an assistant coach role at AZ Alkmaar on his retur...
Bayen Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes the absence of Manchester United from this season’s Uefa Champions League serves as a warning to all elite clubs. United are sitting out of Europe’s biggest club competition for the first time since 1995 after finishing seventh in the English Premier League last season. ... Read More »
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced it will converge in Warri, Delta State, for an Extra-Ordinary General Assembly on Saturday, September 20, 2014. According to the NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, Saturday’s congress is in line with an earlier directive by the world football governing body Fifa for a ... Read More »
Fernandinho believes Manchester City would claim their Uefa Champions League group and have a footing in the round of 16 if they can take points off Wednesday’s opponent Bayern Munich both away and at home. The Premier League champions have another tricky draw to contend with this season, with upcoming ... Read More »
Marco van Basten has revealed he will relegate to an assistant coach role at AZ Alkmaar on his return to the Dutch Eredevisie club following heath issues. The former Netherlands international has been on leave since a fortnight ago on health concerns, missing the side’s 3-1 win at Dordrecht and ... Read More »
Italian Serie A club Roma have announced that Ivorian forward Gervinho has signed a one-year contract extension. The 27-year-old joined Roma from Arsenal in an €8m deal in the summer of 2013. The ASEC Mimosas product scored 12 timed in 37 matches in all competition for Roma in his first ... Read More »
Mirko Slomka’s contract as coach of bottom-placed German club Hamburg has been terminated after just seven months. Slomka, 47, replaced former Netherlands coach Bert van Maarwijk in February this year when Hamburg were battling relegation for the first time in their history. He eventually guided the ‘Dinosaurs’ to a 16th-place ... Read More »
Frenchman Jerome Champagne has confirmed he will be standing in Sepp Blatter’s way for the Fifa presidency next year. Just last week, incumbent president Blatter announced he will be seeking a fifth term at the helm. Former diplomat Champagne, 56, worked for Fifa for 11 years as an executive before ... Read More »
A Curtis Davies own goal settled a 2-2 draw between Hull City FC and West Ham United at the KC Stadium on Monday night, despite debut goals from Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame. Coach Sam Allardyce’s side twice drew level as the forward pairing of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho ... Read More »
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp believes Shinji Kagawa’s abrupt exit from Manchester United is as a result of the instability at the Premier League club. The Japanese midfielder returned back to the ‘Westfalendians’ after two unsuccessful seasons at Old Trafford last month for a reported £6m fee- about half the ... Read More »
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has extended his contract at Paris St-Germain (PSG) by one year until July 2019, PSG has confirmed. The 21-year-old has been impressive for the French Ligue 1 champions since joining from Serie B side Pescara in the summer of 2012. He won the Ligue 1 Young ... Read More »
Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal to cope in the absence of their injured right-back Mathieu Debuchy. The France defender needed oxygen before he was stretchered off the pitch after his ankle buckled following a header in the 81st minute of the 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Emirate Stadium. Speaking ... Read More »
Defender Martin Skrtel has returned to training but yet to have match fitness as Liverpool return to the Uefa Champions League for the first time since 2009 at home to Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrads on Tuesday night. Skrtel is one of two surviving members in Liverpool’s squad from their last ... Read More »
Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Babayaro does not believe any “Nigerian coach” is ripe for the national team job. He singles out “sentiment” as the major problem affecting indigenous coaches, regardless of their level of experience. “It has nothing to do with their ability as coaches,” Babayaro said. “As coaches they ... Read More »
Caf president Issa Hayatou has extended condolence wishes to the family of the deceased Super Falcons coach, Ntiero Effiom, and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Effiom died aged 67 in hospital in his hometown of Akpabuyo (near Calabar) last week after taking ill. “On behalf of the CAF Executive Committee ... Read More »
Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has announced that he has joined Mumbai City in the Indian Super League. The 35-year-old, who reportedly has been without club since he was sacked by West Brom in March, has agreed a short-term deal with the Indian club. He tweeted: “I’m pleased ... Read More »
Uefa European Champions League football returns to Anfield for the first time since 2009, as Liverpool entertains Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in their opening Group B fixture on Tuesday. The 2013/14 Premier League runners-up last featured on the biggest stage in Europe’s club football in a 2-1 home defeat by ... Read More »
Bayern Munich captain Philip Lahm says he does not miss Toni Kroos, who left for Real Madrid this summer. The German Bundesliga champions have struggled in the early days of the current campaign following the loss of their creative playmaker and with several squad members out with injury. The ex-Germany ... Read More »
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has expressed satisfaction with the performances of his new signings in the 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. Angel Di Maria reassured the faithful of his immense qualities on his Old Trafford debut, opening the floodgate early on when his free-kick into ... Read More »
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets lost the opening leg of their 2015 African Junior Championship final qualifying match 2-1 to hosts Gabon on Sunday. The match kicked off 24 hours late following the Nigeria U-17 side’s disengagement from an earlier flight in Lome, Togo, on orders of the Gabonese authorities. Scores were ... Read More »