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Video: D’Tigers Beat Senegal to Advance to Afrobasket Final

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Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball national team, D’Tigers, are through to the championship match of the 2015 Afribasket after an 88-79 win over Senegal. Chamberlain Oguchi was, for the umpteenth time at this year’s tournament, Nigeria’s saving grace, raking in 28 points to fire his country into their fourth ever final ... Read More »

Man Utd Bid New West Brom Signing Evans Farewells

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse Clash in the First Half of Newcastle's 1-0 Home Defeat By Manchester United. Image: Getty.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has joined West Bromwich Albion on a four-year contract. The centre-half made 198 appearances (19 as a substitute) for United and scored seven goals. A product of the Red Devils’ academy, Evans made his debut for the Manchester club in a League Cip clash with ... Read More »

Sterling Scores as City Continue Perfect Premier League Start

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Manchester City retained their 100% start to the Premier League season with a confident 2-0 win at home to Watford. Raheem Sterling opened his league account for the hosts and Fernadinho took his tally to two this season after another sublime finish at the Etihad stadium. City named an unchanged ... Read More »

Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester: Verdy Rescues a Point for Foxes

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson Celebrates His Fourth Goal in as Many Matches against Leicester City. Image: Getty.

Striker Jarmy Verdy scored to help Leicester City share the spoils at Bournemouth on Sunday. Callum Wilson’s opened scoring for the Vitality Stadium hosts via a superb overhead kick but every effort for a first home Premier League win for the newcomers fizzled out few minutes to the referee’s whistle. ... Read More »

Liverpool 0-3 West Ham: Reds Stunned by Hammers at Home

Manuel Lanzini Celebrates Scoring for West Ham at Liverpool. Image: Getty.

A blistering start culminated in a stunning 3-0 victory for West Ham United at Liverpool on Saturday Philipe Coutinho and Mark Noble saw red for hosts Liverpool and West Ham respectively as both sides ended the game with ten men. The home side named an unchanged 11 from Monday night’s ... Read More »

Chelsea 1-2 Palace: EPL Champions Suffer 2nd Defeat of the Season

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Bakary Sako scored and provided an assist for Joel Ward as Crystal Palace recorded their first win at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League era on Sunday. Falcao scored for Chelsea but his celebration lasted for less than two minutes as every dream of a Chelsea resurgence were sniffed off ... Read More »

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal: Gunners Outlast Ten-Man Magpies

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Celebrates With Team-Mates after Watching Fabricio Coloccinin Deflect His Shot for Arsenal Goal at Newcastle. Image: Getty.

Fabricio Coloccini’s own goal handed Arsenal their second win of the Premier League season away to ten-man Newcastle on Saturday. Newcastle had to defend in numbers without having a single shot on target after losing Aleksandar Mitrovic to a straight red card with just 16 minutes of the time being ... Read More »

Solomon Kwambe & Prince Aggreh Among Six Home-Based Stars for Tanzania

Solomon Kwambe Dodges a Challenge from a Zimbabwean Opponent During the Third Place Match Between Both Teams.

Six players from the Glo Premier League have been selected to join forces with 18 of their oversees-based colleagues for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Tanzania. Both selected players from the domestic league and other invited foreign-based professionals are expected to be back for resumption ... Read More »

Jerome Valcke Considering Running for Fifa Presidency- Report

Jerome Valcke Says Baribote's Petition of NFF on NPL is Beyond Its Jurisdictions.

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke could run for the post of Fifa president in the forthcoming election. According to the BBC Sport, the world football governing body chief scribe has met at least one regional confederation and national association to assess his chances. Valcke has also consulted several Fifa officials, ... Read More »

Chelsea Boss Mourinho Treatment Of Team Doctor To Be Discussed By Fifa

Chelsea Team Doctor, Eva Carneiro, Will No More Grace Matches after Eden Harzard On-Pitch Treatment Saga. Image: PA.

Jose Mourinho’s treatment of Chelsea team doctor, Eva Carneiro, is to be discussed during next month’s Fifa’s regular quarterly meeting. Carneiro was demoted after she and head physio Jon Fearn rushed on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard during the 2-2 home draw with Swansea on 8 August. Chelsea, ... Read More »

Can Pedro Turn Around The Dwindling Fortune Of Champions Chelsea?!?

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EPL champion, Chelsea pulled off the most unexpected transfer coup of this transfer window yet with the signing of Pedro from Barcelona. As fun as that transfer was for Chelsea fans, it was the most unpleasant news for Manchester United fans who were so sure Pedro will end up at ... Read More »

Complete 2015-16 Uefa Europa League Draw

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2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage draw Group A: Ajax (NED), Celtic (SCO), Fenerbahçe (TUR), Molde (NOR) Group B: Rubin Kazan (RUS), Liverpool (ENG), Bordeaux (FRA), Sion (SUI) Group C: Borussia Dortmund (GER), PAOK (GRE), Krasnodar (RUS), Qäbälä (AZE) Group D: Napoli (ITA), Club Brugge (BEL), Legia Warszawa (POL), Midtjylland ... Read More »

Spurs Sign Korean Forward, Son From Leverkusen

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Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of South Korean forward Son Heung-min on a five-year deal. The 23-year-old has signed for the Lilly Whites from German club Bayer Leverkusen, where he scored 29 goals in 87 appearances. Tottenham have reportedly paid Leverkusen a fee worth £22m but Son’s deal is ... Read More »

Dele Alli Looking Forward To His Home Debut Against Everton

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Tottenham Hotspur’s midfielder, Bamidele Alli, is backing on the club’s unrelenting home support to enhance their chances of recording their first win of the season. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have drawn their last two matches since their opening defeat at Manchester United. Alli, 19, in just 40 minutes of Premier League ... Read More »

Andy Murray to Face Nick Kyrgios in their US Open Opener

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British No. 1 Andy Murray will square Australian Nick Kyrgios in the first round of this year’s US Open. The draw for the tournament which begins on Monday, August 31 was conducted four days earlier, with 2013 champion Rafael Nadal pitted against Croatian teenager Borna Coric. Spaniard, Nadal, could get ... Read More »

Messi Takes Uefa Best Player in Europe Award

Lionel Telmo Zarra's record for most hat tricks in Spanish Primera Division (31). Image: Getty.

FC Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, has been named Uefa Best Player in Europe for the 2014/15 season. The Argentina international beat his Barca team-mate Luis Suarez and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo to the award, which was created in 2011 to revive the European Footballer of the Year Award (Ballon d’Or). ... Read More »

Check Out the Complete 2015-16 UCL Group Stage Draw

Barcelona Progressed Into the Quarter-Finals of the Previous Season at the Expense of Manchester City. Image: Uefa.

2015-16 Uefa Champions League Groups GROUP A Paris St-Germain (FRA) Real Madrid (ESP) Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) Malmö (SWE) GROUP B PSV Eindhoven (NED) Manchester United(ENG) CSKA Moskva (RUS) Wolfsburg (GER) GROUP C Benfica (POR) Atletico (ESP) Galatasaray (TUR) Astana (KAZ) GROUP D Juventus (ITA) Manchester City (ENG) Sevilla (ESP) Mönchengladbach ... Read More »

Belgian Club Refuse to Release Dream Team’s Saviour for All-Africa Games

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Nigeria will be without the services of Godwin Saviour at next month’s All-Africa Games (AAG) after his Belgian club KV Oestende turned down the country’s request for the player. The 19-year-old striker, who recently penned a three-year deal with KV Oestende, told AfricanFootball.com that he would not be available for ... Read More »

Mario Balotelli Rejoins AC Milan on Loan

Mario Balotelli Celebrates After Scoring His First Premier League Goal Since November 2012. Image: AFP.

Mario Balotelli has joined AC Milan on a season-long loan from Liverpool. The Italy international is taking a pay-cut to move back to Milan, with Liverpool also paying part of his wages. Having returned to England from the seven-time European champions in August 2014 for £16m, Balotelli scored just once ... Read More »

Chelsea Target & Everton Defender Stones Hands in Transfer Request

John Stones Joined Everton from Barnsley in January 2013. Image: Getty.

John Stones has handed a transfer request to Everton with a view to forcing his move away from the club. The England international has been subject of two confirmed but rejected bids of £20m and £26m, with another £30m reported to have been tabled by suitors Chelsea. Everton insists they ... Read More »