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Dolphins to Play Home Matches at Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium

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Dolphins will now play their home matches at the Adokie Amiesimaka stadium, as the League Management Company (LMC) has now approved the brand-new facility for league matches. The state-owned stadium staged the recent Caf Under-23 Championship qualifier between Nigeria and Congo. Dolphins will host Nasarawa United on Saturday at the ... Read More »

NFF Unperturbed By Keshi’s Decision to Drag Them to Court

Nigeria Football Federation.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed they have responded to a notice by former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi threatening to sue the federation for alleged defamation. NFF president Amaju Pinnick says the federation are unruffled by Keshi’s intention to drag them to court. Keshi is claiming damages of ... Read More »

Falcons, Dream Team Jet Out for Crucial Qualifying Games on Thursday

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Players and officials of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, and the U-23 National Team will fly out of Nigeria on Thursday for their crucial second legs in pursuit of 2016 Olympic Games tickets. Siasia’s wards won 2-1 against Congo’s Red Devils in Port Harcourt and have no illusions ... Read More »

Former Arsenal Midfielder Diaby Joins Marseille

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Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has signed for French Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille after turning down approaches from Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. Arsenal signed Diaby from Auxerre in 2006 and the Frenchman went on to spend 9 years. Injuries unfortunately limited the 29-year-old to just two appearances ... Read More »

West Brom Sign Hull City’s Chester for £8m

James Chester Joins West Bromwich Albion. Image: Getty.

West Brom have signed Wales international James Chester from Hull City on a four-year contract. The 26-year-old, who played in 156 league games for relegated Hull, has joined the Baggies for a fee of £8m. Chester spent four years at Manchester United, where he was named captain of the reserve ... Read More »

Platini Announces He Will Be Candidate for Next Fifa President

Michel Platini to Announce FIFA Candidacy Bid Expectedly on Wednesday. Image: Getty.

President of European football governing body Uefa, Michel Platini, has confirmed his candidacy for the Fifa presidency polls slated for February 2016. The ex-France international and former Juventus midfielder, 60, has reportedly received backings from four of Fifa’s six continental confederations. Sepp Blatter’s successor will be elected at a special ... Read More »

Cech vs Courtois: 5 Key Areas Arsenal’s New Signing Could Excel Against Chelsea

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Time to spare some thoughts for the duel between Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois as not Sunday’s entire heavyweight clash between Chelsea and Arsenal revolves round the overhyped faceoff between two of the best English football teams at the moment- the Premier League champions and the FA Cup holders. This ... Read More »

Flying Eagles Midfielder Nwobodo Returns on Friday after Surgery

Nigeria's Flying Eagles are Hoping to Go All the Way at the 2015 Fifa U-20 World Cup.

Nigeria Under-20 international Obinna Nwobodo is expected back in the country on Friday after completing treatment on a damaged knee in Qatar. The midfielder tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the final match of the 2015 African Youth Championship between host Senegal and Nigeria in Dakar on March 22 He ... Read More »

Troost-Ekong Signs Three-Year Deal With Belgian Champions Gent

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Nigeria international defender William Troost-Ekong has joined Belgian club KAA Gent. The 21-year-old, whose two-year deal with Dutch Eredevisie side Groningen ended at the end of last season, has agreed a three-year contract with Gent but will spend the first year on loan at Norwegian outfit FK Haugesund. Haugesund are ... Read More »

Uefa President Platini to Declare Fifa Presidency Bid

Michel Platini to Announce FIFA Candidacy Bid Expectedly on Wednesday. Image: Getty.

Head of European football governing body Uefa, Michel Platini, is expected to announce his intentions to stand for the presidency of Fifa in coming days. Sources close to the former France international and ex-Juve midfielder say the 60-year-old could announce before the end of the week. In June, Sepp Blatter ... Read More »

Filipe Luis Returns To Atletico On A Four-Year Deal

Filipe Luis Set to Have Chelsea Medical.

Chelsea have announced they have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid over the sale of defender Filipe Luis. The 29-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the Madrid club for an undisclosed fee. Luis joined Chelsea last summer from the La Liga club for a fee of £15.8m, but played 26 ... Read More »

3SC Goalkeeper Akande Out of Congo Showdown

Samson Siasia is Looking to Qualify Nigeria for the Men's Football Tournaments of Both the 2015 All-Africa Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Image: Getty.

Shooting Stars goalkeeper Abiodun Akande has been sidelined from Sunday’s second leg Caf Under-23 Championship qualifier between Nigeria and Congo as he is yet to fully recover from injury. An ankle injury forced Akande out of the first leg, which Nigeria won 2-1 in Port-Harcourt, and the goalkeeper has yet ... Read More »

Enyimba Sign Musa Najere

Musa Najere Signs for Enyimba FC.

Glo Premier League club Enyimba have signed Musa Najere from Bayelsa United, according to the club’s media officer Farriel Alaputa. Najere has featured for a host of Nigerian clubs including Enugu Rangers and Warri Wolves. Najere has also played for the Nigeria Beach Soccer team, the Supersand Eagles. Burkina Faso ... Read More »

Juve Defender Bonucci Signs New Contract Until 2020

Leonardo Bonucci and Moratta Pose With the Black and White Stripe Jersey of Juventus at a News Conference. Image: Twitter/juventusfc.

Leonardo Bonucci has signed a contract extension at Juventus expected to keep him at the club until 2020. The Bianconeri held a Press conference today to announce the defender’s new deal, and the Italy international reflected on the club’s current situation. The Italy international has won four Serie A title ... Read More »

Blatter ‘Deserves Nobel Prize’, Says Putin

FIFA's President Sepp Blatter shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) during the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer - RTX1LRWQ

None other persons deserve a Nobel Prize than president of world football’s governing body Fifa, opines Russian president Vladimir Putin. Blatter, 79, has said he will stand down as head of world football after seven of its high ranking officials were arrested at a Swiss hotel as part of a ... Read More »

Drogba Joins MLS Club Montreal Impact

Didier Drogba Celebrates His Fourth Goal in Nine Meetings Against Spurs. Image: Getty.

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed for Major League Soccer (MLS) club Montreal Impact. Drogba, 37, was released by Chelsea after last season’s Premier League triumph- his fourth across two spells after 381 appearances. “One of the biggest days” in the Impact’s “history,” according to club president, Joey Saputo, ... Read More »

Stoke City Sign Free Agent Afellay

Ibrahim Afellay Pictured (M) on His Return to Barcelona Bench After Seven-Month Hiatus in the 2011/12 la Liga Season.

Stoke City have signed Netherlands winger Ibrahim Afellay. The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Britannia stadium club after seeing out his contract with Barcelona over the course of the summer. He becomes the fourth ex-Barca player to join Mark Hughes side after Bojan Krkic, Marc Muniesa and ... Read More »

Aston Villa Complete Jordan Ayew Signing

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Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Jordan Ayew from French Ligue 1 side Lorient on a five-year contract. The Premier League club have not disclosed the fee involved in the transfer, but reports claim they have paid Lorient £9m. Manager Tim Sherwood described the Ghana international striker as “a ... Read More »

Cletus Itodo Issued All-Clear to Play for 3SC- Report

Cletus Itodo Chases Haliru Umar During a League Game. Image: BackPagePix.

Midfielder Cletus Itodo says he has been cleared to play for Shooting Stars when the Nigeria Professional Football League resumes. The experienced playmaker told AfricanFootball.com that all necessary paperwork for him to feature for the ‘Oluyole Warriors’ “has been completed”. Itodo joined Shooting Stars from Sunshine Stars during the week ... Read More »

Enyimba Add Flying Eagles Shot Stopper Enaholo

Joshua Enaholo Joins Enyimba from MFM. Image: FIFA via Getty.

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Enyimba, have signed Nigeria Under-23 first-choice goalkeeper, Joshua Enaholo. Enaholo, who turned 19 at the weekend, has ignored Enugu Rangers’ approach to pen for the six-time Nigeria champions. The goalkeeper joins from Nigeria National League side Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) of Lagos. Enaholo ... Read More »