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Nigeria’s Super Eagles Beat Mozambique At Chan

by Sammy Wejinya Nigeria’s Super Eagles are back on track at the 2014 African Nations Championship (Chan) in South Africa after recording a 4-2 victory over Mozambique in their second preliminary game on Wednesday. The Super Eagles started their Chan campaign poorly with 1-2 opening day loss to Mali on[Read More…]

Premier League Badly Needs Superstars Like Ronaldo

By Jim White – It is not something we generally expect from a man whose public utterances on the subject of football can generally be classified as Blatter. But Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid, said something really interesting as his player Cristiano Ronaldo was acknowledged as the world’s[Read More…]

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid Star’s Journey To The Ballon d’Or

By Alec Fenn Football writer A spindly teenager with an unruly mop of curly hair strides through the corridors of Manchester United’s Carrington training complex and embarks on his path to greatness. The 18-year-old makes his way into the gym and sees a vision beyond the ocean of dumbbells, cardiovascular[Read More…]

Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or

By Sean Fay Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or for 2013. Ronaldo won the award ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery. The 28-year-old’s statistics in 2013 have been simply mind-boggling with an astonishing 66 goals in 56[Read More…]

CAF Awards Prove ‘Nigeria Is Back’

by Chukwuemeka Agbaeze It is glaringly true that Nigeria narrowly missed out on the most desired award, the CAF African Footballer of the Year Award which was taken away by the Ivorian and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, Nigeria nonetheless dominated the award night at the 2013 Glo CAF Awards which[Read More…]

Keshi Blames ‘Stage Fright’ For Loss

by Sammy Wejinya Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has voiced his sentiments following his side’s 1-2 loss to Mali in their opening game of the 2014 African Nations Championship (Chan) in South Africa. Goals from Mali’s Abdoulaye Sissoko and Adama Traore rendered Gbolahan Salami’s header purely Academic on Saturday and[Read More…]

Manchester United: David Moyes Eyes Improvement After Swansea Win

By Alistair Magowan BBC Sport at Old Trafford Manchester United boss David Moyes hopes his side can build on their 2-0 home win over Swansea, which ended a three-game losing streak in 2014. Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck scored second-half goals as United moved to within four points of fourth-placed[Read More…]

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Falconets Whip South Africa 6-0

The Nigerian under-20 women football team, the Falconets, on Saturday in Abuja whipped their South African counterparts 6-0, scoring three goals in each half of the match. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match was the first leg tie in the African final qualifying round for the[Read More…]

Manchester United: FA Charges David Moyes With misconduct

Manchester United manager David Moyes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association. It is in relation to comments made after Tuesday’s 2-1 League Cup semi-final first-leg loss to Sunderland when Moyes, 50, said United are “beginning to laugh at referees” for their “terrible” decisions. He added that they[Read More…]

Moyes’ Future Tied To Van Persie And Rooney

With reports that Robin van Persie could be back in the matchday squad ahead of Manchester United’s game with Swansea this weekend, the Dutchman’s return cannot come soon enough for the under fire David Moyes. The 30-year old is rumoured to be unsettled at the club since the new manager’s[Read More…]