Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Picture: Wayne Rooney with Children and Wife

Happy family: Coleen and her footballer husband Wayne have made sure to keep their Twitter followers up-to-date on new arrival Klay with a series of adorable family snaps

Official: Real Madrid confirm Ancelotti signing

Official: Real Madrid confirm Ancelotti signing 
The Spanish giants have announced on their official website that the Italian will be their new head coach for the next three seasons

Ivorian player Savadogo Abima, dies after air collision

A young football player was pronounced dead on Saturday in Ivory Coast after colliding with his goalkeeper in an attempt to save an incoming ball.

Ben Iroha wants Odemwingie & others recalled

Nigeria legend Ben Iroha wants Odemwingie & others recalled 
The former left back who played in the country’s Golden Generation wants Stephen Keshi to strengthen his squad with a couple of older players

Language barrier crucial for Guardiola - Van Gaal

Language barrier crucial for Guardiola - Van Gaal 
The Netherlands coach has compared the Spaniard's spell to his own at Barcelona, highlighting the importance of communicating with his players
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal believes the language barrier will be key to Pep Guardiola achieving success at Bayern Munich.

Club owners, LMC parley on Wednesday

Nduka Irabor, chairman of the League Management Committee 
The Nigeria Professional Football League clubs will meet on Wednesday in Abuja to review the first round of the league and look at the sponsorship tussle

Chelsea announce Schurrle signing

Official: Chelsea announce Schurrle signing
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen attacker Andre Schurrle.

Ghana U20 land in Kayseri for USA clash on Thursday

Ghana have arrived in Kayseri where they will play USA in their final 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup Group A match. 

English side Swansea join race to sign Wakaso

English Premier League side Swansea have joined the long queue of clubs interested in signing Ghana midfield star Mubarak Wakaso. 

Uganda FA President pulls out of race

President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Lawrence Mulindwa, has thrown the football fraternity into panic after announcing he will not seek re-election on August 31.

Barcelona FC wants Rooney to play for them


Barcelona have reportedly joined the race to sign unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, according to The Sun. 

2014 CHAN: CAF appoints Keita for Eagles, Elephants match

The Confederation of African Football has appointed Malian official,
Mahamadou Keita as centre referee for the 2014 African Nations
Championship qualifying match between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire,
billed for Saturday next week in Kaduna.

2014 CHAN: Keshi calls up Agbim, 23 others for CIV

Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Stephen Keshi has swiftly turned his
attention to the 2014 African Nations Championship qualifying match
against Cote d’Ivoire, by calling up 24 home boys for the game billed
for the end of next week.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Confirmed team and players names for the Access UK Polo day

Medium Goal Match

RTC Titans (12 Goal)
1. Mustapha Sherif (Patron) (-2)
2. Tajudeen Dantata (Patron) (+1)
3. Diego White (+7)
4. Thomas Uscher (+5)

Breaking: Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to 7 years in jail

Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to 7 years in jail and banned from public office in connection with sex with an underage prostitute.
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Confederations Cup: Nigeria and Tahiti, out of Tournament

The Nigeria Team is out of FIFA COnfederations cup going on in Brazil, the match which was played in Fortaleza ended

The  Spanish team scored a fast goal at the the first 3mins of the match, the goal was scored by Aldo and not long after Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo couldn't continue the game due to a twisted arm.

Enyeama saves Ramos' header as first half ends, Nigeria 0 Spain 1, at the 70th minute Mohammed Gambo replaces Akpala for Nigeria

The second goal was a header scored by Torres at the 67th minute,not long after replacing Soldado.

Jordi Alba scored his second goal of the match at the 89th minute and made the scores Nigeria 0 Spain 3

The match ended 3 - 0, Uruguay 8 Tahiti 0

Spain and Uruguay has qualified from Group B to proceed to the next stage.

The African Champion, Nigeria and Oceania Champion, Tahiti are out of the Tournament.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Victoria Beckham Spotted in Beijing

Victoria Beckham hits the mall as she checks out Beijing's designer shops in an all black ensemble

She has barely been in the country a few hours and yet Victoria Beckham is already doing what she does best.

The beautiful brunette landed in Bejing, China on Saturday and after being given a warm welcome by local fans at the airport she hit the shops.

Hit or MIss? Roger Federer Dons Mustache to Sell Tennis Racquets

Roger Federer has 77 singles titles under his belt, but there is something he'll never win.
An Oscar. That being said, he does look great with a mustache

Hilarious Picture after the cut 

President Obama congratulates Heat coach after Finals

The White House says President Barack Obama has congratulated the Miami Heat's head coach on winning the NBA championship the second year in a row.

LeBron wraps up season with 2nd straight ring


He's now a two-time NBA champion - and a two-time Finals MVP.

After two years of almost-constant basketball, James still found a way to be at his absolute best in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. He scored 37 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and simply controlled everything down the stretch, as the Heat won the title with a 95-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.

Flying Eagles express disappointment over loss to Portugal

The Flying Eagles lost 2-3 to Portugal.

The Flying Eagles players are disappointed with their 2-3 loss to Portugal on Friday in their opening match of the U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Athletics: Odumosu, Okorie wins 400m hurdles gold


Odumosu could not smash her earlier record.

The current national 400m female gold hurdles holders, Ajoke Odumosu, has expressed confidence that with her daily improving performance, she is ripe and ready for the world championships.

Confederations Cup: I want to challenge Mexico on the attack - Kagawa

Kagawa demands all-out attack against Mexico 
Although the Samurai Blue are already eliminated from the Confederations Cup, the 24-year-old playmaker is determined to put on a show in their final group game

Shinji Kagawa has refuted claims Japan will take it easy in their final Confederations Cup group match against Mexico and insists his side will do everything possible to win.

Brazil president defends World Cup costs

Brazil president defends World Cup costs 
The country's leader has reacted to recent anti-government protests and has stressed that hosting the World Cup will not harm education and health programs

Anything can happen against Spain - Keshi

Despite being branded the underdogs ahead of their clash against world champions, Spain, Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi, is still believing "anything can happen."

'Spain is not unbeatable' - EFE AMBROSE

Nigeria defender, Efe Ambrose has voiced his belief in the African champions ahead of Sunday’s 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup game against world and European champions, Spain.

Balotelli adopted five children

Mario Balotelli was the only Italian player to leave the Azzurri's hotel despite riots in Salvador, one of the Brazilian cities hosting the Confederations Cup where the striker is known for his support of charity organisations.

Athletics Championships: Okpara, Amata win high jump titles

Doreen Amata could not beat her national record.

Theddus Okpara of Team Sloekan on Friday in Calabar won the men’s high jump event at the All Nigeria/Cross River Open Athletics Championships.

POLO FOTOSPEAK: Kanu Nwankwo visits Fifth Chukker Polo Club during Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield 2013

FIFA U20 WORLD CUP: Nigeria Lose to Portugal

Ajagun scored a brace for Nigeria.

Portugal for the umpteenth time showed that they are better than Nigeria’s U20 team as they defeated the Flying Eagles 3-2 in both teams’ first game of the FIFA Junior world Cup that kicked off in Turkey on Friday.

’Portugal took a 2-0 lead scoring twice in less than five minutes, before the Flying Eagles equalized courtesy of two goals by skipper Abduljaleel Ajagun.The Portuguese youngsters were, however, back in front to seal an impressive 3-2 win on the night.

Bruma and Aladje were the tormentors-in-chief of the Flying Eagles defence and both players scored inside two minutes to first send jitters down the spine of the Nigerian bench and few supporters on the stand.Flying Eagles captain, Abdul Ajagun, led by example as he netted a brace to bring Nigeria back on level terms; but while the celebration was still on, Bruma netted his second of the day to deny Nigeria a draw and give Portugal a 3-2 victory and all three points in an action-packed game.The Portuguese lads had also defeated the Nigerians, 2-1, in a friendly competition held weeks before the ongoing tournament.

The Eagles next meet Cuba who lost 1-2 to Korea in the other Group B match.

Friday, June 21, 2013

POLO: The Access Bank Cup holds in Surrey

THE ACCESS BANK CUP – 29th June 2013  at Ham Polo Club, Richmond, Surrey.

Below is the event programme

Over a Million Brazilian protested, 1 person died

More than a million Brazilians have reported to have poured onto the streets of at least 80 cities in anti-government demonstrations.

FIFA 'not considering' cancelling Confederations Cup

World football governing body FIFA has not considered cancelling the Confederations Cup in Brazil despite recent unrest, spokesman Pekka Odriozola has said.
"I am not sure that anybody...was expecting something like this....we condemn any form of violence", Mr Odriozola added.

FIFA spokesman Pekka Odriozola Credit: Reuters


There have been speculations for months now that Ghanaian footballer and Chelsea star Michael Essien is married to his publicist, Akosua Puni, a report they both never denied or confirmed. 

Chelsea agree new 10-year adidas deal

Chelsea agree new 10-year adidas deal 

The leading sports brand have renewed their relationship by signing a new deal with the club to remain as their official sponsor and sportswear supplier until 2023

Miami Heat retain NBA championship

Florida team beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in extra time to win their second consecutive NBA championship 4-3.

The Miami Heat have beaten the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in extra time to win their second consecutive NBA championship.

Confederations Cup in jeopardy after protests

Football's Confederations Cup could be abandoned because of the protests which have swept Brazil, local media said on Friday.
Brazilian media reports that the Confederations Cup may be abandoned as protests continue to cause safety problems.

Messi is innocent of tax fraud - lawyers

Barcelona star Lionel Messi's lawyers said Friday they "firmly believe" in the innocence of their client, who is accused of avoiding paying tax on income generated from the sale of his image rights.

The 25-year-old four-time World Player of the Year and his father Jorge Horacio were ordered by a Spanish court Thursday to appear for questioning in September as part of an investigation into alleged tax fraud.

Africa’s record at Under-20 World Cup

Given the rich talent of the continent, African sides have perhaps underachieved at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in the past.

Nigeria FA won't go back on players bonus cut -Musa Amadu

Broke Nigeria FA have said they will not back down on slashing the win-bonus of the country’s team “no matter the amount of blackmail”.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tahiti goalkeeper fears double digits against Spain

Tahiti goalkeeper fears double digits against Spain 
The shot-stopper realises his side face a tough task to keep the world champions in check when they lock horns on Thursday

Beckham causes stampede at Shanghai University, several people were injured

Mikel confirms he wishes to quit Chelsea for Galatasaray

Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has confirmed Galatasaray have made him an offer and he is ready quit his EPL club.

EXCLUSIVE: Dolphins FC ends participation in Nigeria Professional Football League

Dolphins Logo 
The players of Dolphins football club of Port Harcourt have said they will not play the in the Nigeria Professional Football League when the second round resumes July 3rd. 

Jay-Z will now be negotiating player contracts in the NBA.

Jay-Z became certified this week by the NBPA to represent NBA players in contract negotiations with teams. (Ray Amati/Getty Images)

Jay-Z will now be negotiating player contracts in the NBA.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Real Madrid offer world-record €155m deal to keep Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid offer world-record €155m deal to keep Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese superstar is in advanced negotiations over a five-year contract that will be the most lucrative in the history of football

FIFA welcome Nigeria U20 Flying Eagles

World football governing body FIFA on Tuesday afternoon formally welcomed Nigeria U20 team to the World Cup in Turkey.

Transfer News: Fernando Torres set for Jose Mourinho talks

Fernando Torres: Ready for talks with new boss 

Fernando Torres has brushed off speculation linking him with Barcelona by insisting he is looking forward to hearing Jose Mourinho's plans for him.

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is having a medical with West Ham

Andy Carroll: Moving closer to a permanent move to West Ham 
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is having a medical with West Ham according to Sky Sports sources.

The England international spent last season on loan with the Hammers, where he scored seven goals in 24 games.

Confederation Cup: Eagles arrive in Salvador

The Eagles get ready for their game against Uruguay.

African champions, Nigeria, arrived in Salvador, North-Eastern Brazil, in an upbeat mood on Tuesday afternoon ahead of their much-hyped clash with South American champions, Uruguay, on Thursday.

Confederations Cup: Howard Webb to officiate Brazil, Mexico clash


The South American teams will meet on Wednesday at Fortaleza.

South Africa in FIFA 2014 World Cup Run as Ethiopia admitted to Fraud

Ethiopia football officials has finally admitted they fielded an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier against Botswana.

Confederation Cup 2013: Stephen Keshi Spoke after lashing Tahiti

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said he was relieved his side had avoided any further injuries after they thrashed minnows Tahiti 6-1 in their opening game at the Confederations Cup in Belo Horizonte.

Enyeama: Bonus row not over

Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama said that the row over bonuses that delayed the squad's arrival at the Confederations Cup had not been resolved, but the players were putting it behind them.

Oduamadi believes 'best yet to come'

Super Eagles winger, Nnamdi Oduamadi believes he is yet to achieve the peak of his powers playing for the African champions.

Australia qualify for 2014 World Cup

Australia secured their place at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil on Tuesday with a late strike from Josh Kennedy firing them to a tense 1-0 win over an under-strength Iraq at Stadium Australia.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nigeria miss flight to Brazil for Confederations Cup

Nigeria have missed their flight to Brazil because of a row over players' bonuses, The Super Eagles are due to play their first match in the tournament on Monday but they remain in Namibia after Wednesday's World Cup qualifier. 

Nigeria's players are unhappy after they were offered a $2,500-a-man bonus for the 1-1 draw in Windhoek, insisting they want double that amount. 

And it appears they have refused to travel while the dispute continues. 

It raises questions over whether the African champions will participate in the tournament which runs from 15-30 June. 

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Aminu Maigari met the team on Wednesday night in Windhoek to explain to them that the organisation has no choice but to make drastic cuts in its expenditure.
Last week, local media reported there was a players' revolt in Kenya over the bonus when the Super Eagles beat the home team 1-0 in another 2014 World Cup qualifier. 

The players wanted to be paid $10,000 each for the win in Nairobi but several officials rejected the claims.
The cash-strapped NFF has been forced to cut back on backroom staff of the various national teams, including the Super Eagles, after an expensive Africa Cup of Nations campaign in South Africa. 

They had even considered pulling out of the 2014 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) for players in the local league because of poor finances before a change of heart. 

Nigeria were due to fly out of Windhoek to Johannesburg on Thursday bound for Sao Paulo before continuing their journey to Belo Horizonte, venue of their opening match of the Confederations Cup against Tahiti


Friday, June 7, 2013


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