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Mikel too expensive for Fenerbahce

Turkish football giant Fenerbahce have ended their interest in Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, insisting the 28 year old is too expensive. The club’s president Aziz Yildirim has told the local media they cannot meet Chelsea’s valuation of the player, who still has two years to run on his current Chelsea contract. “Chelsea want €15 million and ... Read More »

Casillas ends Real career

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas left Real Madrid on Saturday after 16 seasons as an iconic figure at the Bernabeu to take on a new challenge at former European champions Porto. Casillas, 34, became a hero for both Real and Spain during a glittering career, where he has won three Champions Leagues with Real and the World Cup and two European ... Read More »

NFF to name Keshi’s replacement next week

The Nigeria Football Federation will appoint a new substantive coach of the Super Eagles to replace Stephen Keshi ‘within the next one week or two’, General Secretary, Sanusi Mohamed has revealed. The NFF announced on Saturday that it had terminated its contract with Stephen Keshi, with National Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu taking over, albeit in an interim capacity until a ... Read More »

Keshi speaks, says focus should now be on Amodu

Following his sack as the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has advised that the focus should no longer be on him, but on the ‘new’ coaches and Nigeria’s next Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania. The ‘Big Boss’, who was fired from his post as the Super Eagles coach on Saturday by the Nigeria Football Federation, says people should ... Read More »

Chile win Copa America, beat Argentina on 4-1

Hosts Chile ended a 99-year wait to win the Copa America, a football fiesta played by the South American nations, on Saturday, beating pre-tournament  favourites, Argentina 4-2 on penalty. The highly exciting final had ended in 120 minutes without a goal to separate the two teams. In the penalty shootout, only Lionel Messi converted his kick among the three Argentines ... Read More »

NFF sacks Super Eagles coach, Keshi

The Nigeria Football Federation on Saturday terminated the contract of Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi after the NFF Executive Committee held a meeting in Abuja. A statement from the football house stated that, “having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and Development Committee, as well as having reviewed the actions and inactions of Mr. ... Read More »

Odemwingie makes Stoke promise after sealing new deal

Super Eagles striker Peter Osaze Odemwingie has spoken of his delight after signing a one-year contract extension with Stoke City, and says he is looking to repay the club in the forthcoming Premier League season. The 33-year old forward will remain in the Potteries until at least the summer of 2016, although his stay in the Potteries could be prolonged ... Read More »

Siasia invites 8 players from Dream Team, decamps 7

Head Coach of the U-23 Team, Dream Team, Samson Siasia, has seven  players from the team’s camp after the 3-3 draw with Wikki Tourists of Bauchi.   SiaSia has also given members of the U20 team invited to join U23 deadline to report to camp. Visibly dissatisfied with the performance of the team in the friendly against the Premier League ... Read More »

NFF goofed over Enyeama –Ex-players

Vincent Enyeama   Former Nigerian footballers Ambrose Duru and Segun Oguns have said the Nigeria Football Federation erred in the way they have handled an issue involving Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama. The goalkeeper faces the football body’s disciplinary committee on Tuesday (today), after raising concerns over the safety of Kaduna for their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against ... Read More »

Maradona to run for FIFA presidency –Report

Maradona   Diego Maradona has decided to stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency to replace Sepp Blatter, the Uruguayan journalist and author Victor Hugo Morales has said. According to The Guardian, Morales said that Maradona had told him of his intention when he called the former coach of the Argentina team to check on the condition of his ... Read More »