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Meet All The Nominees For The BBC African Footballer Of The Year Award


Swansea City forward Andre Ayew was on Saturday morning named as one of five players shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 BBC African Footballer of the Year award and this year it seems he is the overwhelming favorite for the award. Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi, the 2014 winner, is on the shortlist ... Read More »

Russia Banned From Athletics


Russia’s athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition – including the Olympic Games – for its alleged involvement in widespread doping. The IAAF took action after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) reported alleged “state-sponsored doping”. Its council members voted 22-1 in favour of Russia ... Read More »

Photos: Super Eagles Depart For Swaziland Ahead Of Their World Cup Qualifier Match

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Super Eagles players this morning departed Nigeria for Swaziland ahead of their World Cup qualifier match against Swaziland on Friday November 13th. Obafemi Martins, Kelechi Iheanacho, Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Shehu Abdullahi, Ezekiel Bassey, Moses Simon, Rabiu Ibrahim, Carl Ikeme, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Elderson Echiejile, Alex ... Read More »

Buhari To Redeem Pledge Made To Victorious Eaglets In 1985


President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the batch of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, who won the maiden edition of the U-17 World Cup in 1985 that his administration will fulfil promises made to them 30 years ago. The promises were made during a reception held in honour of the victorious team at ... Read More »

Buhari Deserves A Place In Guinness Book Of Records – NFF President


President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is worthy of a bold mention in the Guinness Book of Records. The NFF boss said this on Monday in Santiago as he boarded a flight to Buenos Aires on the way back home from ... Read More »

French Footballer Frank Ribery To Sue CNN For $1.5m Over Image Rights Infringement With Cryotherapy Photo

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France and Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery is seeking $1.5 million in damages from US cable news channel CNN for using his image in a story about the death of a woman in a cryotherapy chamber, his lawyer said on Friday. CNN ran a story last month, exactly on October ... Read More »

Karim Benzema In s*x Tape Extortion Case, Gets Real Madrid F.C’s Support


Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema received the backing of his club on Thursday, just hours after being charged in connection with a s*x tape extortion case. The 27-year-old was released by French prosecutors on Thursday after a blackmail case involving a s*x tape featuring fellow French international Mathieu Valbuena was ... Read More »

How Nigeria Came From Behind To Defeat Mexico | VIDEO


The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria are through to the final at the on-going FIFA U17 world championship in Chile. The Nigerians came from behind to beat a well organized Mexican side 4 – 2. It was an epic encounter as the Eaglets fought so hard to earn Nigeria a chance ... Read More »

Chelsea Billionaire Owner Abramovich Reportedly Rejects £35m Jose Mourinho Bid From Monaco


The Portuguese is under immense pressure having lost over 60% of games played this season and is a target for the French principality club, but Abramovich has reportedly rejected a mammoth bid for his coach’s services and wants Mourinho to stay on for a while despite the poor run. The ... Read More »

Photos: Cristiano Ronaldo Slapped By Madrid President For Hinting At Madrid Exit


Television cameras caught Real Madrid Florentino Perez waiting for star player Cristiano Ronaldo as he arrived at the stadium with the rest of the players for Tuesday’s crucial champions league clash with Paris St Germain. Florentino Perez could be seen asking the forward about a recent interview he gave German ... Read More »

Kenyan Champions Challenge Struggling Chelsea To A Match | Photo

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Gor Mahia fans have challenged struggling Premier League champions, Chelsea FC to a match after their side won the Kenyan Premier League unbeaten with a record points haul and so high is confidence among the fans they fancy their chances against Chelsea FC. Chelsea is currently 15th in the Premier ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho Handed One Match Stadium Ban & Fine Of £40,000

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will serve a stadium ban for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Stoke City after admitting to a Football Association charge. He will also pay a £40,000 fine after his confession to the FA’s charge of ‘misconduct regarding his language/behaviour towards match officials in or around ... Read More »

Lionel Messi Set To Leave Barca For EPL?!?


World superstar soccer player who plies his trade with Barcelona, Lionel Messi is allegedly preparing to leave the Catalan giants and Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are among those hoping to lure the soccer god to the Premier League. The Sun report Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have all ... Read More »

Golden Eaglets Set For Argentina Friendly On Tuesday

Emmanuel Amuneke In His Post-Game Media Conference After the 3-1 Win Over Zambia on Saturday. Image: Caf via BackPagePix.

Nigeria’s U-17 National Team will play a friendly match against their counterparts from Argentina in Buenos Aires on Tuesday as preparations for this year’s Fifa U-17 World Cup gears up. The Golden Eaglets, who arrived in Buenos Aires for a pre-World Cup training camp on Friday, have held training sessions ... Read More »

Victor Moses Pulls Out Of Nigeria Friendlies

Victor Moses Celebrates With West Ham Team-Mates His First League Goal for the London Club. Image: Getty.

West Ham forward Victor Moses has withdrawn from Nigeria friendly matches against the DR Congo and Cameroon, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The Super Eagles will face the Leopards of Congo in Vise on Thursday, 8 October, and then pit their wits against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon ... Read More »

Mourinho To Stay On As Chelsea Manager, Gets Club’s Backing

Jose Mourinho's Job is Not Up for Grab, According to Chelsea FC. Image: Chelsea via Getty.

Chelsea FC says they are giving their backing to manager Jose Mourinho, despite the Premier League champions’ poor run of form. Mourinho’s team are four points above the relegation zone and ten points behind leaders Manchester City in 16th place after eight round of top flight matches. A statement released ... Read More »

Jurgen Klopp Favourite For Liverpool Job

Jurgen Klopp Ways He Won't Quit Borussia Dortmund in the Face of Trouble. Image: AFP/Getty.

Jurgen Klopp is reportedly in line to become Liverpool’s new coach following Sunday night’s dismissal of Brendan Rodgers. Northern Irish boss, Rodgers, was sacked after the Merseyside club’s 1-1 draw at neighbours Everton. No deal has yet been agreed with the 48-year-old German, who won two Bundesliga titles with Borussia ... Read More »

Mikel Obi, Ighalo Arrive Super Eagles Camp In Belgium

John Mikel Obi Observes the National Anthem Pre-Game Ritual Ahead of a Game in South Africa in 2014. Image: AFP.

Chelsea FC midfielder John Mikel Obi and in form Watford striker Odion Ighalo were the first players to arrive the Super Eagles training camp in Belgium ahead of friendly matches against DR Congo and Cameroon. A majority of the coach Sunday Oliseh invitees are expected to hit the team’s hotel ... Read More »

Stats Show Man Utd’s Martial Will Reclaim Spotlight from Arsenal’s Sanchez


Alexis Sanchez is one player Arsenal will be relying on to continue in his fine form when they host Manchester United on Sunday, but does the Chilean have what it takes to outshine Manchester United’s Anthony Martial? Sanchez, 26, was afforded an extended break by manager Arsene Wenger after the ... Read More »

Gabriel’s Three-Match Suspension Rescinded

Gabriel Paulista Out for Three Weeks With Hamstring Injury. Image: Getty.

The three-game suspension served Arsenal centre-back Gabriel has been withdrawn with immediate effect. The follows an appeal by the north London club, which has been upheld by an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing. Gabriel got his marching orders for kicking at Chelsea striker Diego Costa during Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford ... Read More »