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Hull’s Snodgrass Sidelined for Six Months With Injury

Robert Snodgrass Ruled Out for Six Months.

Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass will be sidelined for six months with a knee injury, the English Premier League club announced on Twitter. Snodgrass, 26, who joined the ‘Tigers’ from Championship side Norwich City for £7m in the close season, Snodgrass dislocated his knee-cap and damaged ligaments in the first ... Read More »

Keshi Explains Why He Dropped Stoke Duo from Afcon Qualifiers

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Coach Stephen Keshi says he has left out Stoke City pair Osaze Odemwingie and Victor Moses of Nigeria squad for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) group stage qualifiers, to allow him try out other players and because the latter has lost form. Nigeria hosts Congo on September 6 ... Read More »

QPR Sign Dutch Midfielder Leror Fer

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Queens Park Rangers have signed the Netherlands international midfielder Leroy Fer from Norwich for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old has signed a three-year deal at Loftus Road and becomes coach Harry Redknapp’s fifth signing this summer. Fer said: “I can’t wait to get started here. It was always my dream ... Read More »

Mysterious Fire Guts Part of NFF Office, Leaves Accounts Intact

NFF Office in Abuja on Fire.

Part of the headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was gutted by a mysterious fire at the early hours of Wednesday morning. The inferno was said to have started around 9:40am with thick plume visible above the NFF Headquarters, Abuja Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) ... Read More »

Fifa Rejects Barcelona Transfer Ban Appeal

Luis Suarez and Co Signings This Summer Will Not Be Affected By the Fifa Transfer Ban.

Fifa has thrown out an appeal by FC Barcelona and the Spanish Football Association in relation to transfer of minors. This means Barcelona will not be able to buy or sell players until January 2016 once the current transfer dispensation is over. The Spanish club was served a 14-month ban ... Read More »

Wenger stunned by Ramsey red

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told the press after the draw at Istanbul, of his bewilderment to Aaron Rmasey’s sending off The player was sent off after pulling Oguzhan Ozyakup’s shirt, and that rules him out of the second leg at the Emirates next week. ”Neither the first nor the second ... Read More »

Modric extends Madrid stay

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Real Madrid have announced on their website that their diminutive midfielder Luka Modric is set to stay at the club, until the summer of 2018. Information Nigeria understands. ”Real Madrid C.F. announce the extension of Luka Modric’s contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons,” it reads ... Read More »

Besiktas and Arsenal end in stalemate

Aaron Ramsey received his marching orders for the first time in his Arsenal career. Arsenal and Besiktas ended in a draw in the first leg of the Uefa Champions League qualifiers in Turkey. The home side had the first initiative. Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba tried to lob from the ... Read More »

Nigeria Recall Sone Aluko for Afcon Qualifier

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Hull City forward Sone Aluko has won his first Nigeria call-up in over 2 years, as the African champions name a 23-man squad for the start of their title defence next month. Aluko, 25, earned his first Nigeria cap in friendly against the Republic of Ireland in May 2009, but ... Read More »

Bayern’s Schweinsteiger Set for Long Injury Layoff

Schweinsteiger Set to Miss Bayern's 2014/15 Season Opener Against Wolfsburg Through Injury.

Germany’s World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out for “several weeks”, according to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The 30-year-old is therefore set to miss the Bavarians start of their Bundesliga title defence against Wolfsburg on Friday. Schweinsteiger is reportedly suffering from a ligament problem in his left knee. ... Read More »

Suarez Promises He “Won’t Bite Anymore”

Suarez's Official Presentation as Barca Player. Image: Twitter@FCBarcelona.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he has talked to experts about his behaviour and promises there will be no repeat of his biting incidents. The Uruguayan striker, banned by world football’s governing body Fifa after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at this summer’s World Cup, appeared before the world’s media ... Read More »

NFF Chief Maigari Calls for Unity, Free and Fair Congress

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari, returned to office on Monday, after world football’s governing body, Fifa, ruled his impeachment as “unlawful”. On his return to office, the Nigeria football boss, who will preside over the August 26 Congress, says he wish for a free and fair ... Read More »

Mourinho Keen to Keep Cech

Petr Cech Should Not Listen to Offers Says Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho wants goalkeeper Petr Cech to stay put at the Premier League club, despite the Chelsea manager favouring Thibaut Courtois in goal for the 3-1 win over Burnley. Chelsea survived an early scare at Turf Moor to get their 2014/15 league campaign to a perfect start on Tuesday night. ... Read More »

Injured Fiorentina Striker Rossi Ruled Out of Serie A Opener

Fiorentina's Guiseppe Rossi Injured His Right Knee in Training Last Week.

Fiorentina have announced that striker Guiseppe Rossi has suffered a knee injury in training. The Italy international is set to be sidelined from the Serie A club’s league opener at Roma on August 30. Rossi, 27, hurt his right leg in training last week. Subsequent tests have revealed no serious ... Read More »

Gibbs Out As Arsenal Faces Besiktas

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Less than 24 hours before Arsenal take on Besiktas in Champions League qualifiers scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 19 August, 2014,  in Turkey, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he would be without one of his experienced defenders. According to Wenger, England defender Kieran Gibbs will be out for three ... Read More »

Exclusive: Demba Ba blast clueless Mourinho

Chelsea’s former striker Demba Ba has launched a scathing attack to his former boss, suggesting the Portuguese is more concerned about reputation than statistics. Ba left the club this summer to join Turkish side Besiktas, but angrily feels Mourinho never gave him a chance to prove himself, and kept him ... Read More »

Nadal Pulls Out of US Open

Rafael Nadal Defeated Novak Djokovic to Win His Second US Open Last Year.

World number two Rafael Nadal has announced he will not be defending his US Open title at Flushing Meadows, New York, next week. The 28-year-old, who defeated top seed Novak Djokovic to claim the 2013 edition of the fourth Grand Slam of the year, hurt his right wrist in training ... Read More »

Falconets Striker Uchechi Hopes for Dream Start Against Korea DPR

Sunday Uchechi Hit Brace in Six Minutes Against New Zealand in Moncton on Sunday. Image: Getty Image.

Super Falconets striker Uchechi Sunday is all but elated after her super-sub performance in Sunday’s 4-1 win over New Zealand. Nigeria led by two Asisat Oshoala’s brace at the break but struggled to dominate possession or build on their goal advantage on resumption of play. Coach Peter Dedevbo decided to ... Read More »

Caf Passes Flying Eagles for 2015 AYC after Lesotho Walk-Over

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

Nigeria U-20 men’s football team became the first to reach the group stages of the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) after Lesotho failed to show up for a first-leg qualifier on Saturday. The South African nation had earlier expressed concerns over the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, stating categorically ... Read More »

UCL Preview: Besiktas vs Arsenal

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Buoyed by their early stages success which includes defeating Manchester City in the community shield, and Crystal Palace in the League, Arsenal would be coming into this tie fully confident of a result. Albeit, their Turkish counterpart are no pushovers. They defeated dutch side Feyenoord to reach this stage. Goals ... Read More »

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