Players of Bayelsa United (pictured here) on Wednesday continued their protest of the non-payment of their sign-on-fees for two seasons. Completesportsnigeria.com understands that the players had spoken to the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd), who assured them that the money will be paid to them before the end of ... Read More
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CESC FABREGAS insists Jose Mourinho has finally turned him into a midfield world-beater. Fabregas, 27, has inspired Chelseaâ€™s unbeaten push at home and in Europe since a Â£27million summer move from Barcelona. The Spaniard spent three mixed years at the Nou Camp following an emotional return to Catalonia from Arsenal in 2011. But the Stamford ... Read More
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–Says Nigeria will dominate Africa again Richard Jideaka, Abuja: The Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has said that the Super Eagles will bounce back to dominate Africa again after failing to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations billed to hold in Equatorial Guinea. Speaking after presenting a ... Read More
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Former Nigeria captain, Adokiye Amasiemaka, has blasted the Nigeria Football Federation for wanting to hire a foreign coach to replace the embattled out-of-contract Stephen Keshi. Amasiemaka, a member of Nigeriaâ€™s victorious 1980 Green Eagles team that won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history believes Keshi has not been shown ... Read More
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By Johnny Edward: Nigerian forward Victor Moses has assured his esteemed fans that he’ll work hard to be back stronger after sustaining a thigh injury that will keep him out of action for up to eight weeks. Moses, on loan from Chelsea, was forced off against Burnley last weekend and scan results showed the damage ... Read More
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CELTIC boss Ronny Deila has no fears about pitching Efe Ambrose in for the vital Europa League game against Salzburg tonight if defender, Jason Denayer fails to pass a late fitness test this morning. The Nigerian lost his central defensive position when Denayer joined the club on loan from Manchester City in August. Ambrose initially ... Read More
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Michael Ballack says Chelsea are capable of winning this seasonâ€™s Champions League after their 5-0 thrashing of Schalke in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday night. The Blues destroyed the Bundesliga outfit at the Veltins-Arena to not only confirm their safe passage through to the last 16 of Europeâ€™s premier club competition, but they also won Group G ... Read More
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–Ahead Copa Lagos Championship Fresh from their 2014 Federation Cup title win following a 2-1 triumph over Dolphins of Port Harcourt, Enyimba International of Aba have vowed to annex this year’s Copa Lagos trophy in their first attempt to further add to their trophy shelf. The two time African champions who pride themselves as the ... Read More
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By Richard Jideaka: Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) faces the risk of having to buy jerseys to prosecute international games next year and this is because the contract with kit sponsors Adidas terminates by end of December this year. NFF President Amaju Pinnick revealed that the federation is in talks with Adidas over a fresh contract, ... Read More
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–Eagles stars out to help clubs Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi will be hoping to build on his impressive performance for the Nerazzuri when they host FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at the Sansiro stadium today in UEFA Europa League game. The 23-year old Inter Milan who salvaged a point for Roberto Mancini’s side in the Milan ... Read More
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Yaya Sanogo’s first goal for Arsenal helped clinch a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund and qualification for the UEFA Champions League last 16. The France Under-21 international replaced Danny Welbeck – absent with a knee problem – as the spearhead of Arsenal’s attack and opened his account for the club in the second minute of ... Read More
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Adidas have unveiled Marhaba, the official match ball of the 2015 Orange Africa Cup Of Nations finals that will take place in Equatorial Guinea from 17 January to 8 February 2015. The ball has been named Marhaba which means â€œWelcomeâ€ and has a multi-colour design (mainly white with strips of Blue and Black) which represents ... Read More
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Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has revealed he “dreams” of taking charge of Arsenal one day. The Italian manager was named the new coach of Inter Milan to replace Walter Mazzarri earlier this month, having won three consecutive Serie A titles during his first spell at the club between 2004 and 2008. However when ... Read More
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President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has absolved out-of-contract Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi of any blames for Nigeriaâ€™s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, rather blaming the players for the misfortune. The 44-year old NFF President admits that Keshi has his inadequacies, but thinks the attitude of the ... Read More
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Serie A side Udinese have reportedly enquired about the services of Warri Wolves and Super Eagles central defender Azubuike Egwuekwe. Italian news website TMW reveals that the Serie A campaigners have competition for the 25-year-old as English Championship side, Watford, are also interested in signing the big defender, according to a report on SL10. Wolves ... Read More
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By Izuchukwu Okosi: Reports in Turkey suggest Turkish Super League side Karabukspor will welcome back Nigeria striker Michael Eneramo when the transfer window opens in January, turkeyfootball.com informs. The striker who has been capped ten times for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and scored thrice, played on loan for Karabukspor last season when he scored ... Read More
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–NFF boss harps on capacity building for local referees The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, as a member of the Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations. The Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations is CAFâ€™s top organising body. In a ... Read More
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been in dilemma about making a pronouncement on Keshi since the Super Eagles crashed out of 2015 AFCON, ostensibly due to the fact that President Goodluck Jonathan influenced their decision to recall him after they initially ‘sacked’ the Big Boss. Keshi’s contract as Super Eagles head coach came to ... Read More
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United No.2 Ryan Giggs admits Chelsea are currently ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest of the Premier League. Chelsea comfortably defeated West Brom 2-0 on Saturday at Stamford Bridge to stretch their unbeaten start to the new season to 12 matches. Jose Mourinho’s formidable side sit six points clear of nearest challengers Southampton and eight ... Read More
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Arsene Wenger has laid into Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov after the Russian suggested the Frenchman was ‘holding the club back’. Wenger has come under fire after the Gunners’ dismal start to the season. Starsport revealed that the Frenchman has held crunch talks with chief executive Ivan Gazidis over Arsenal’s poor run which has seen them ... Read More
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