26
Feb2017

Odey, Olatunbosun best strikers in Nigeria - MFM coach

Odey, Olatunbosun best strikers in Nigeria - MFM coach

MFM FC coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has rated his young strikers Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun as the best in the NPFL after they netted the goals that sunk Rangers Friday night. Olatunbosun scored what will be a top contender for ‘Goal of The Season’ after 31 minutes, before Odey doubled...

26
Feb2017

Could the next Messi come from Nigeria as Barcelona launches Lagos academy?

Could the next Messi come from Nigeria as Barcelona launches Lagos academy?

One of the world's biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona, is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub. The academy, in Africa's biggest city, is the first of its kind on the continent. It is modelled on Barcelona's flagship La Masia Academy in Spain which has produced stars...

26
Feb2017

Chelsea surge 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three

Chelsea surge 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three

Chelsea's processional march towards the Premier League title continued at Swansea City's expense on Saturday as reigning champions Leicester City dropped into the bottom three. Antonio Conte's side were not firing on all cylinders against a resolute Swansea side managed by their former assistant coach Paul Clement but second-half goals...

25
Feb2017

My dream has died, sacked Ranieri laments

My dream has died, sacked Ranieri laments

Claudio Ranieri says his "dream died" when he was sacked as Leicester manager nine months after winning the Premier League. Ranieri, 65, guided the Foxes to the title despite them being rated 5,000-1 shots at the start of the campaign. Leicester are one point above the relegation zone with 13...

25
Feb2017

Pele's son to serve drug-related prison sentence, lawyer says

Pele's son to serve drug-related prison sentence, lawyer says

Son of soccer great Pele turned himself in to police on Friday after a court ruled he must serve almost 13 years of a 33-year drug-trafficking sentence, his lawyer told Reuters. A former goalkeeper at Pele's club Santos, Edinho was found guilty of drug trafficking and money laundering in 2005...

24
Feb2017

Ideye joins Mikel, others in China

Ideye joins Mikel, others in China

Brown Ideye has become the latest Nigerian to head to the Chinese Super League, after joining Tianjin Teda. He will play alongside Super Eagles team-mate John Mikel Obi and Gabon international Malick Evouna. The 28-year-old has left Greek club Olympiakos to sign a three-year deal. Chinese Super League clubs are...

24
Feb2017

Ranieri sacked again, but now has a golden legacy

Ranieri sacked again, but now has a golden legacy

Even by the standards of modern soccer management mayhem, the vertiginous rise and equally stunning fall of Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri takes the breath away. The Italian was sacked by the Premier League club on Thursday less than 24 hours after his team battled to a creditable 2-1 defeat...

23
Feb2017

Wayne Rooney says he is staying at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney says he is staying at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has dismissed talk of a possible move to China and said he wants to remain at Manchester United. Rooney, 31, had been strongly linked with a transfer to the Chinese Super League, where the transfer window closes on Tuesday, with a source telling ESPN FC that his agent...

23
Feb2017

'Going to China? Madness' – Keane urges Rooney to stay in Europe

'Going to China? Madness' – Keane urges Rooney to stay in Europe

Manchester United great Roy Keane believes it would be "madness" for Wayne Rooney to make a move to China. Rooney, 31, continues to be linked with a lucrative switch to the Chinese Super League, having found himself on the outer at United. But that has left former United team-mate Keane...

23
Feb2017

Africa tells FIFA it wants 10 places at expanded World Cup

Africa tells FIFA it wants 10 places at expanded World Cup

Africa will be looking to double the number of places it has at an expanded World Cup, the continent's football association presidents have told soccer's world governing body FIFA. Africa wants at least 10 spots in the 48-team World Cup that FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed from 2026 as...

22
Feb2017

Five-star Manchester City edge thriller with Monaco

Five-star Manchester City edge thriller with Monaco

Manchester City came out on top in an epic Champions League battle against Monaco as late goals by John Stones and Leroy Sane secured a 5-3 victory in a last 16 first-leg thriller on Tuesday that had goals galore and a missed penalty. City took the lead through Raheem Sterling...

22
Feb2017

'Cameroon will be difficult for Nigeria', says Garba Lawal

'Cameroon will be difficult for Nigeria', says Garba Lawal

Former Nigeria international Garba Lawal believes the 2018 World Cup qualifier clash between Nigeria and African champions Cameroon will be a difficult contest. Gernot Rohr’s men will face the Indomitable Lions in a double-header on August 28 and September 2 respectively, with the three-time African kings hoping for at least...

21
Feb2017

'Moses would have improved Arsenal', says Souness

'Moses would have improved Arsenal', says Souness

Graeme Souness believes the addition of Chelsea's VIctor Moses to Arsenal's midfield would make them potential champions of the Premier League. Souness stated that the Gunners who are 10 points behind Antonio Conte's men lack intensity and physicality in the midfield while criticising the signings of Arsene Wenger for the...

21
Feb2017

Newcastle on top again after adding to Villa pain

Newcastle on top again after adding to Villa pain

Newcastle United moved back to the top of the English Championship (second-tier) with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at St James' Park on Monday that heaped more pressure on the ailing former European champions. Yoan Gouffran opened the scoring from close range just before halftime and another scramble in...

20
Feb2017

Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win at Riviera

Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win at Riviera

Dustin Johnson's raw talent and a trophy case that keeps growing allowed him to believe he was the best player in golf. Now he can say it. Even if he doesn't understand the math involved with being No. 1. Johnson extended a remarkable run, which began with his first major...

20
Feb2017

CAF Champions League: Rangers, Rivers United advance

CAF Champions League: Rangers, Rivers United advance

Rangers Sunday eliminated JS Saoura of Algeria and Rivers United saw off AS Real Bamako from Mali to advance to the first round of the CAF Champions League. Rangers were held to a goalless draw and thus qualified to the next round on the away goals’ rule after they played...

20
Feb2017

Ibrahimovic fires Manchester United into FA Cup quarter-finals

Ibrahimovic fires Manchester United into FA Cup quarter-finals

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score the winner as they recovered from an early deficit to beat Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers 2-1 away in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday. The Swedish hitman entered the fray just part the hour mark at a murky Ewood...

19
Feb2017

Yak makes winning debut for Coventry

Yak makes winning debut for Coventry

Yakubu Aiyegbeni fired blanks in Coventry City’s 2-1 win over Adedeji Oshilaja’s Gillingham FC in an English League One game played at the Ricoh Arena. First half strikes from Kwame Thomas and George Thomas were all Russell Slade’s men needed to get past the visitors – who are placed 18th...

19
Feb2017

Johnson takes 36-hole lead at rainy Riviera

Johnson takes 36-hole lead at rainy Riviera

Dustin Johnson is closing in on that elusive victory at Riviera, and a shot to reach No. 1 in the world. And he still has a long way to go. Johnson made two tough pars around the turn and poured it on late with three birdies over his last four...

19
Feb2017

Cup shocks as Lincoln stun Burnley and Leicester fall to Millwall

Cup shocks as Lincoln stun Burnley and Leicester fall to Millwall

Lincoln City produced a huge FA Cup shock to beat top-flight Burnley 1-0 away and become the first minor league club to reach the quarter-finals for 103 years on Saturday. On a day of fifth-round toil for the top-flight sides, English champions Leicester City's problems continued to mount as they...

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