BBC Sports – Nigeria is out of the Africa Cup of Nations after being held to a 2-2 draw by Guinea in Abuja. The Syli Nationale go through as Group B winners. After Ismael Bangoura gave the visitors a second-half lead, Nigeria seemed to have turned it around with goals from Obinna Nsofor Continue Reading
Goal.com – Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed Carlos Tevez refused to come on as a substitute during the club’s 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich. The Italian appears to have lost his patience with the Argentine striker. In his post-match press conference, Mancini’s comments all but spelt the end Continue Reading
Nigeria are to write to CAF next week seeking a change in kick-off time for their final 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying match against Guinea in Abuja. CAF have fixed the game for 14h00 local time on Saturday March 8 to kick-off simultaneously with the game between Ethiopia and Madagascar Continue Reading
Vincent Enyeama, Super Eagles goal keeper has apologized over the alleged act of misconduct that had him dropped from the Super Eagles squad in their match against Madagascar. John Mikel Obi, Victor Anichebe and Enyeama had complained about the details regarding the team’s transport such as the mode of transport Continue Reading
Former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink is set to be offered £66 million to take over as manager of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Group A’s Enyimba have built a reputation for achieving away success and hard-fought results. They have won two and drawn another two matches on the road in the competition this year, and their defence has earned rave reviews. The People’s Elephant will be looking to control Al Hilal’s Zimbabwean striker Continue Reading
Usain Bolt New World Record at the Olympics Usain Bolt took the last leg at the IAAF 4×100 mens relay and the result; Jamaica broke the world record after running the race at 37.04, France finished second in 38.20 and Saint Kitts and Nevis took bronze in 38.49.
Tennis ace Venus Williams pulled out of the US Open yesterday due to a battle with her toughest opponent yet, an energy-zapping autoimmunue disease that has left her so weak that she can barely raise her arms. “I enjoyed playing my first match here, and wish I could continue but Continue Reading
17:17 BST West Ham have tied up a season-long loan deal for Tottenham outcast David Bentley. Another opportunity for the winger to get his career back on track, there 17:13 BST Amid rumours that he is heading to Arsenal, Sunderland centre-half Titus Bramble has used his Twitter account to deny that he is leaving the Stadium of Light. Bramble wrote: “All Continue Reading
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Two Nigerian soldiers took part in the kidnapping of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel’s father, and at one point demanded a $4 billion ransom they considered “chicken change” for the team, security officials said Wednesday. The soldiers belonged to a task force assigned to guard Jos, an area beset by Continue Reading
BBC News – The kidnapped father of Chelsea and Nigeria footballer John Mikel Obi has been freed by police. Officers raided a neighbourhood in the Nigerian city Kano on Monday where they found Michael Obi and arrested five suspects. Obi was kidnapped on 12 August as he travelled home from work Continue Reading
Reuters – Kidnappers who abducted the father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel contacted his family on Wednesday requesting a 20 million naira ($130,000) ransom for his release, Nigerian police said Police were contacted on Friday after Mikel’s father Michael, who runs a transport company, failed to return Continue Reading
Manchester United strike-ace Wayne Rooney is the most popular player in the Premier League. The Mirror says Rooney was the most popular name on the back ofPremier League replica shirts bought last season. The Manchester United striker replaces Chelsea’s Fernando Torres, who had been number one for the previous two seasons while with former club Liverpool, at the top Continue Reading
The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that the much-publicised misunderstanding between Super Eagles’ coach Samson Siasia and star player Osaze Odemwingie has been laid to rest. The frosty relationship between former World Cup star Siasia and ace winger Odemwingie was brought to the front pages of the international press in Continue Reading