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Yaya-Toure-690x450Manchester City’s Yaya Toure to return for Ivory Coast after call-up

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been named in Ivory Coast’s squad for their upcoming African Nations Cup qualifiers against Sudan.

Toure, 32, has not featured for Ivory Coast since helping the team lift the African Nations Cup in February 2015.  [More]

harrison-chineduNigeria’s Chinedu sets Guinness record

Cambodia-based Nigerian footballer Harrison Chinedu has registered his name in the Guinness Book of World Records.

This follows a world record breaking feat recorded by the Nigerian as he balanced football on his head while walking on Sunday, March 6. [More]


FootballWe’ll meet in court, NFF tells Oliseh 

By Ben Efe NIGERIA Football Federation officials have laughed off threats by legal representatives of coach Sunday Oliseh, to sue the football ruling house over claims concerning payments made to Ol iseh. This is a continuation of the war of words, which has trailed coach Oliseh’s sudden resignation from his post as Super Eagles coach. The NFF had claimed that Oliseh collected his salary totalling N20m before he dropped the bombshell last weekend [More]

eden-hazardChelsea’s Hazard refuses to rule out potential Madrid/PSG move

den Hazard has not ruled out the possibility of joining Real Madrid or Paris-Saint Germain in the future but said he is happy at Chelsea for now.

Hazard, 25, won the PFA Player of the Year award as he scored 14 goals for title-winning Chelsea last season but has struggled for form and fitness this season. [More]


sports-festivalNSF: C’River may lose hosting right

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has threatened to withdraw hosting right given to Cross River State to host the 19th National Sports Festival if [More]


sepp-blatter-fifaHow Blatter, Platini were nailed

Recommendations by the ethics committee have sent Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini out of the football governing bodies on several grounds.

According to the report, the payment made in February 2011 had “no legal basis” in the contract signed by both men when Platini started working for Blatter on 25 August, 1999..[Read More]

3aae98d70c7245b39f66b6d93f37209fSports Minister talks up Super Eagles ahead of Guinea tie

Abuja – Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung has asked the home based Super Eagles to put up optimum performance when they take on Syli Nationale of Guinea in their third Group C game of the 4th African Nations Championship on Tuesday in Rubavu. [More]



football-fiesta-salisburyFC Ifeanyi Ubah coach targets league title

Lagos – Newly appointed coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah Mitko Dobrev is optimistic the Nnewi—based club will put up a good display in the Nigeria Professional Football League 2015/2016 season.

The Bulgarian who [Read More]


solomon-dalung-e1448967714591-330x242Minister cautions FAs over illegal sale of players to foreign clubs

Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has urged state football associations (FAS) to ensure that proper procedures are followed when transferring players to foreign clubs rather than using the back-door approach to export such players. [Read More]

fifa-boss-sepp-blatterSepp Blatter still being paid president’s salary by FIFA

Sepp Blatter is still being paid by FIFA despite being suspended, a spokesman for the governing body’s Audit and Compliance Committee has confirmed. [Read More]

sports-U17-300x245In-fighting, corruption bane of Nigerian sports – Dalung

Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung has charged the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC to source for additional funds to complement [Read More]