Friday, March 27, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo must face ban or fine for Clasico celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo's provocative celebration in the Clasico “must” see him face a fine or suspension, according to La Liga president Javier Tebas.


The Real Madrid forward taunted the Camp Nou crowd with a 'calm down' gesture after scoring the equaliser in Sunday's clash with Barcelona, although Jeremy Mathieu's opener was eventually added to by Luis Suarez.

Podolski slams media critics

Inter attacker Lukas Podolski has hit out at critics of his performances in Serie A following his loan switch from Arsenal.


The Germany international has received his fair share of criticism in the Italian media since his winter move, with some publications labelling him as the worst signing of the season.

Betrayal or Explanation? Amokachi: I did not pick Eagles

Assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has tried to distance himself from the Super Eagles disastrous showing against Uganda Wednesday night by telling his bosses he did not pick the team.


 A lethargic Nigeria, who handed Eagles debuts to the likes of Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon and Akeem Latifu, were upset 1-0 by Uganda in Uyo Wednesday night.

Friday, March 6, 2015

United v Arsenal promises another cracker

Manchester United and Arsenal have served up some classic FA Cup encounters going back to their first 109 years ago and Monday's quarterfinal under the Old Trafford floodlights promises another special occasion.

Fans of both sides can pick out plenty of memorable moments between the two most successful clubs in the competition with 11 wins apiece.

Cerebral Palsy Football​ grows in Nigeria

Members of the Power Eagles team strike a poseWhen a congenital abnormality at a very tender age seemed to have shattered the ambition of Yusuf Bakare to be a football star, he braved the odds and today, he is the Assistant Captain of the newly formed Power Eagles, Nigeria’s Cerebral Palsy Seven-Aside Football team.

Many years down the lane, there seems to be a glimmer of hope for Yusuf as he can now pursue his ​life-​long ambition of playing football at the ​”​highest level​”​ and be celebrated all over the world.

NFF consoles Kano Pillars over Armed Robbery attack



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President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has condoled with players, officials and management of Nigeria Premier League club, Kano Pillars, who were attacked by armed robbers on the Abuja-Lokoja highway on Thursday afternoon.

Super Eagles to play Bafana Bafana on March 29


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The Nigeria Football Federation announced on Friday that the Senior National Team, Super Eagles, will play a friendly game against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Sunday, March 29.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fabrice Muamba says he fled the DR Congo to England for fearful retribution


He fled the Democratic Republic of Congo, fearful of retribution during the bloody civil war as his father was allied to President Mobutu.

Fabrice Muamba seizes his chance after troubled journey from political refugee to Premier League

He arrived in a snowstorm at Heathrow, a political refugee soon enrolled at a school in north-east London. He was 11 and couldn’t speak a word of English.

But Muamba could play football and on Sunday his journey takes him into a European Under-21 match against the talented youth of Spain at Herning, here in Denmark.

KESHI MAY NOT GET NEW CONTRACT

Coach Stephen Keshi is not likely to be given a new contract by the newly elected NFF executive committee, AfricanFootball.com has scooped.


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A majority of the new NFF leadership does not believe in the coach and even though he will supervise the two AFCON qualifiers against Sudan later this month, he will not be offered a new deal.

EMENIKE FIRES BACK AT KESHI - YOU CAN DROP ME

Fenerbahce star Emmanuel Emenike has told AfricanFootball.com he is prepared to stay out of the Super Eagles if coach Stephen Keshi believed he is the problem of the team.



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Keshi has been quoted as saying he is unhappy with the AFCON 2013 top scorer, who he sensationally benched in last month’s AFCON qualifier against Congo in Calabar.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Manchester United to play International friendlies



Not involved in European competition and knocked out of the League Cup, Manchester United are considering playing midweek friendlies abroad to help manager Louis van Gaal prepare for Premier League matches.

Van Gaal has used an astonishing 29 different players in the club's opening six league games of the season but a potential lack of competitive matches to keep a large squad match fit is causing concern.

Bacary Sagna pictured with his wife, Ludivine at the beach

Ludivine Sagna looked as gorgeous as ever today, posting this picture on social media website Instagram. The ex-Arsenal WAG is now adapting to life in Manchester, with her husband and City player Bacary Sagna.



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Does Aminu Maigari deserve National award?

Opinion by Romanus Chukwunonso


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It did not come to many as surprise when the list of the nominees for National Honours award was released two weeks ago with the erstwhile President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, conspicuously missing.


For some, it would have been more surprising if he had made the list considering the reprehensible roles he played in the whole saga surrounding the crisis engulfing Nigerian football. Yet, for others, there was no gainsaying that he actually merited the award.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nigerians in the 2014 Champions League

In this feature, goal.com profiledthe four Nigerian players contesting the Champions League this season
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By Ed Dove

The Champions League returns tonight with the beginning of the first series of group-stage games. Both fans of the teams involved and neutral observers alike are excited at the prospect of another terrific season of elite European competition.


Hopefully this year’s tournament can cumulate with a final as dramatic as last season’s showpiece between Madrid rivals Real and Athletic.

But will there be a Nigerian player involved?

Godfrey Oboabona pictured with wife and daughter

Godfrey Oboabona, a Super Eagles and Rizespor Defender added a year today.

All intending girls should keep off, this one has been taken!


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