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Sport Football

Blackpool fined 50,000 pounds for pitch invasion

30 July 2015, 21:38

The English FA fined third tier Blackpool 50,000 pounds ($78,010) after a crowd invasion forced the abandonment of the relegated side's final Championship match against Huddersfield Town in May.

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Platini's FIFA candidacy fails to excite Africa

30 July 2015, 20:23

Michel Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency has garnered no immediate enthusiasm from Africa despite France's strong footballing ties with the continent.

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Siasia: I love big battles

30 July 2015, 19:09

Nigeria U-23 Head Coach Samson Siasia has expressed confidence his boys will come out of the cauldron of Pointe Noire in flying colours after Sunday’s potentially explosive 2015 African U-23 Championship final qualifying match.

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Lille snap up Zambia defender Sunzu

30 July 2015, 18:14

French top flight club Lille have swooped for Zambia's 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winner Stoppila Sunzu on a season-long loan from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, the club announced.

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NFF talks up Dream Team, Super Falcons ahead tough ties

30 July 2015, 18:14

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has offered words of encouragement to the Dream Team and the Super Falcons as both sides traveled on Thursday for two separate away fixtures in the 2016 Olympics football games qualifiers.

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

FA chief Dyke backs Platini's bid for FIFA presidency

30 July 2015, 07:48

English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has backed Michel Platini to restore FIFA's tarnished reputation after the Frenchman declared he will run for the presidency.

Eaglets records 179 goals and counting

30 July 2015, 08:49

The Golden Eaglets, Nigeria's men's U17 team, recorded a flattering 9-0 win against Team Nigeria UK A.K.A soaring Eaglets at the Abuja National Stadium on Wednesday, making it their 197th goal in friendly matches since 2012.

NFF confirms Dream Team will no longer fly charter to Congo

30 July 2015, 09:50

The Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed the Nigeria U23 men's team, the Dream Team VI will no longer travel for their African U23 championship qualifier against Congo via chartered flight due to paucity of funds.

South-Korea's Chung running for FIFA president

30 July 2015, 11:10

Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, told Reuters on Thursday he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of football's world governing body.

Siasia: Le Roy should be worried and afraid of us

30 July 2015, 11:10

Nigeria men's U23 coach, Samson Siasia has warned his Congolese counterpart, Claude Le Roy to be afraid and worried ahead of both country's African U23 qualifier this weekend.

South Korean billionaire Chung Moon-Joon pushed candidacy for the FIFA presidency

30 July 2015, 12:10

South Korean billionaire Chung Moon-Joon pushed his candidacy for the FIFA presidency in uncompromising terms Thursday, calling Sepp Blatter a corrupt "cannibal" and painting his main election rival Michel Platini as an untrustworthy stooge.

Dream Team vow to attack Congo in Pointe Noire

30 July 2015, 12:10

Nigeria have vowed to attack Congo Brazzaville in their Pointe-Noire fortress this weekend and move closer to a seventh Olympic Games football tournament appearance.

Africa hots up in Olympics qualifiers

30 July 2015, 13:17

The continent of Africa gets busy this weekend as countries aim to book a ticket to an eight-nation tournament in Senegal with the top three finishers securing tickets to Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Van Gaal worried by De Gea after United loss

30 July 2015, 13:17

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal conceded that uncertainty surrounding David De Gea was "not favorable" as the Premier League giants ended their US tour Wednesday with a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

Cech sale a ‘favour’ for Arsenal, says Flamini

30 July 2015, 14:17

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has stoked the fires ahead of the Gunners' Community Shield meeting with Chelsea on Sunday by saying the champions have done them a "good favour" by selling Petr Cech.

‘New FIFA president will not end problems’

30 July 2015, 16:01

FIFA's problems will not end with the election of a new president as football's scandal-tainted world body needs drastic reform.

Siasia picks 20 for battle of Pointe Noire

30 July 2015, 17:05

Head Coach of the U23 National Team, Samson Siasia has selected 20 players for the team's crucial African U-23 Championship qualifier against Congo in Pointe Noire on Sunday.

Spurs starlet Dele Alli leaves stateside with reputation intact

30 July 2015, 17:05

Anglo-Nigerian Dele Alli left the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park pitch with his head held high despite Tottenham Hotspur losing 2-1 to MLS All-Stars in one of the showpiece games in the MLS calendar.

Arsenal out to make statement of intent against Chelsea

30 July 2015, 18:14

Old rivalries will be renewed when Arsenal play Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley, with the Gunners hoping to prove they are the real deal.

AFC backs Platini to succeed Blatter at FIFA

30 July 2015, 18:14

The Asian Football Confederation backed Michel Platini to take over FIFA, saying he would help ensure a smooth transition for the world governing body from the scandal-tainted Sepp Blatter era.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Oliseh denies making U-turn on players’ selection

29 July 2015, 18:50

Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has denied report of him making a U-turn on the caliber of players that will feature for the Super Eagles in subsequent matches.

Szczesny moves from Arsenal to AS Roma

29 July 2015, 21:13

Arsenal's Polish international goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has joined Serie A side AS Roma on loan for the season, both clubs said.

Enyimba sign Burkina Faso Int’l, Ahmed Kone

29 July 2015, 22:34

Two time African Champions, Enyimba have signed Burkina Faso international, Ahmed Kone, the club has announced.

Gordon signs new Celtic deal

29 July 2015, 22:34

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon signed a two-year contract extension with the Scottish champions. Gordon joined the Glasgow club on an initial two-year deal.

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