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Friday, September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

11 Nigerians to play for England

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Eleven Nigerian players have been called up recently by English Football Association.

The players are called up to represent England at various level of
September 30, 2016

Full list of Angola squad against Botswana

Written by: Tyral Siyanda

Angola's male senior national team, Palancas Negras will today take on the Zebras of Botswana in a friendly match set aside to mark Botswana's independence day. Botswana are celebrating
September 30, 2016

Fosu-Mensah happy with his Manchester United form

Written by: Seye Tomori

Ghanaian descent midfielder Timothy Fosu-Mensah shows his happiness for his form for English giants, Manchester United.

The Amsterdam-born played until 74 minutes of Man Utd's Europa League game

Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

RACISM??? Finnish side sacks three black players

Written by: Seye Tomori

Finland top division Finnish club, Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho populary known as SJK has released some players which are predominantly of blacks.

SJK are currently fourth on the top division league table in Finland. Having played 29 games, acquiring 49 points
September 29, 2016

Nigerian forward breaks MLS record

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Nigerian striker Fanendo Adi has set another MLS record with champions Portland Timbers.

The African man, scored in Portland Timbers 2-1 win over Salvadoran side CD Dragon in El Salvador,

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016

Özil: Iwobi reminds me Jay Jay Okocha

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil has heaped praise on colleague, Alex Iwobi, saying the Nigeria youngster brings back the memory of his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha, who once played for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Iwobi has turned out to be a first team player regular at Arsenal since the middle of
September 28, 2016

Arsenal tabled a €60m bid for this African

Written by: Seye Tomori

English side, Arsenal made a stunning €60million bid for Gabon international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the summer transfer window.

The striker has enjoyed fortune with Borussia Dortmund, establishing himself as one of the best strikers

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

Toure's agent: I will only apologize to Guardiola on one condition

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has said he will only apologize to Manchester City’s boss Pep Guardiola only if the Spaniard apologizes to the Manuel Pellegrini.

Guardiola to Toure that he will not play for City unless the he gets an apology from Seluk for his criticism of his decision to omit
September 27, 2016

Manchester United keeping tabs on Ghanaian youngster

Written by: Seye Tomori

English giant, Manchester United are reportedly tracking the progress of Ghana starlet Bernard Mensah, according to reports in Portugal.

Mensah, 21, who is currently on loan at Vitoria Guimaraes from Atletico Madrid is viewed as having a bright

Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016

Tottenham legend heaps praise on Victor Wanyama

Written by: Tyral Siyanda

Tottenhamn Legend, Graham Roberts has said that Kenya captain Victor Wanyama is a top signing for the North London side.

The Kenyan midfielder has made six premiership starts for Spurs this season, helping
September 26, 2016

Wenger not happy with this Arsenal's star player

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is not too happy with star player Alex Iwobi for playing for Nigeria, and not England.

He has represented England at youth level before playing for Nigeria at senior level. Iwobi made seven
September 26, 2016

Conte to freeze out Chelsea's Cahill and Ivanovic

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Chelsea's away defeat to Arsenal has gone a long way to change Antonio Conte's mind that his defenders are not up to task and hopes to high up his defence in the January transfer window.

According to The Daily Mail, the Italian tactician wants to freeze out Gary Cahill and

Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016

Emenike fires Fenerbahçe to victory

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Nigeria international, Emmanuel Emenike has scored in two games in a row as Turkish giant, Fenerbahçe beat Gaziantepspor 2-1 in their league game on Sunday evening.

The Nigeria international scored in the 22nd minute after he was given a pass by
September 25, 2016

Juventus to miss key players for up to 7 weeks

Written by: Seye Tomori

Juventus pair Kwadwo Asamoah and Daniele Rugani has been ruled out for seven weeks due to knee injuries, according to the club statement.

The duo picked up injuries during the 1-0 victory over Palermo on Saturday, with the champions

Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 24, 2016

Mauritania and Morocco to play Canada in friendly

Written by: Tawfeeq Hassan

Morocco and Mauritania will play Canada in men's football friendly next month.

The Canada team will have Michael Findlay as interim coach in October when Canada plays Mauritania and

Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

Newcastle Utd chasing Ghanaian winger

Written by: Seye Tomori

Ghana wing forward Frank Acheampong is reported to be on the radar of English Championship side Newcastle United.

According to Belgian news portal, the 22-year-old is said to be a player of interest for the
September 23, 2016

Lawal's Wilmington Hammerheads seeking MLS promotion

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Nigerian footballer Qudus Lawal has said he'll give his best for his team to be promoted from United League Soccer to Major League Soccer.

Wilmington Hammerheads win over Port City in Saturday's play-off game will give them a chance of

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016

Iheanacho equals premier league legends record

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Nigerian and Manchester City teenage striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has equalled goal records set by Premier League's great player.

The English Premier League official website related a statement confirming that the
September 22, 2016

Chelsea's Mikel considering MLS switch

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Nigeria star John Obi Mikel says there might be future possibility of joining Major League Soccer.

The 29-year-old central midfielder who has been with Chelsea for over 10 years, told news media, Goalthat that he will talk to other clubs in

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016

Ghana's Black maidens to jet out for world cup

Written by: Seye Tomori

Ghana's under-17 female team are expected to leave for Jordan on Tuesday for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup which starts Friday September 30.

The traveling crew consists of the 18 players squad, the technical team and management

Monday, September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016

Mikel to feature for Chelsea against Leicester

Written by: Seye Tomori

Nigeria football captain, John Mikel Obi is set to make his first Chelsea appearance for the 2016/17 season.

The midfielder will make his first appearance for Chelsea in English Football League Cup game against Leicester
September 19, 2016

Wenger not happy with Sanchez

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Arsene Wenger is unhappy with Alexis Sanchez taking penalty ahead of regular taker Santi Carzola during their 4-1 win at Hull City.

The fans favourite missed the penalty that could have doubled their lead after being saved by Hull keeper, Eldin

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016

Guardiola: Only Messi is better than De Bryune

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says only Lionel Messi is a better player in attacking role than Manchester City’s in Kevin De Bryune.

The former Chelsea man scored Man City's first goal in
September 18, 2016

Wydad fires former Liverpool striker

Written by: Tawfeeq Hassan

Morocco's Wydad have sacked coach John Toshack following Zamalek disgraceful exit from the CAF Champions League.

Wydad Casablanca has parted ways with former Liverpool man, John Toshack,

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016

Nigeria international fires team to Europe win

Written by: Seye Tomori

Nigeria international, Umar Aminu scored as his Turkish club Osmanlispor beat Romania side Steaua Bucuresti.

The Turkish side beat their fellow group member from Romania 2-0 in their first Europa League

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016

Nigeria move up in latest FIFA ranking

Written by: Seye Tomori

Nigeria has now moved three places up in the latest edition of the world football governing body rankings.

The Nigerian Super Eagles moved three spots higher in the FIFA rankings
September 15, 2016

Ghana's Nyarko moves to Tunisian club

Written by: Seye Tomori

Midfielder Stephen Nyarko has completed his transfer from Ghanaian giant Asante Kotoko to Tunisian side CS Sfaxien, as announced by the club.

Nyarko, 21, signed a three-year contract with the

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016

Togo national team coach avoids jail term

Written by: Tyral Siyanda

Togo national team coach avoids jail term; but was however fined.

Togo national team coach, Claude Le Roy will not be jailed for his complicity in a fraudulent
September 14, 2016

Ospina to bench Cech ?

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger labeled goalkeeper David Ospina as "world class" following his performance against French side, Paris

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016

5 referees fail FIFA test

Written by: Seye Tomori

Five Nigerian male football referees have reportedly failed the FIFA Physical Fitness Test held at National stadium Abuja on

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 11, 2016

Toure's Celtic beat arch rival 5-1

Written By: Tyral Siyanda

Ivory Coast defender, Kolo Toure played full game for Scottish Premiership giant Celtic in a 5-1 win over arch rival Rangers on

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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