Kolo Toure announces international retirement

By Ifreke Inyang Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has officially confirmed he will not be available for selection any longer. The Liverpool player makes this announcement less than a week, since he and his team-mates won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. “It is with great emotion that I inform you that […]

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Blind rescues late point for United

Daley Blind’s stoppage-time goal rescued a point for Manchester United in a 1-1 draw away to West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday as they failed to leapfrog Southampton into third place in the Premier League table. Cheikhou Kouyate’s superb finish, with the Senegal midfielder, who had his back to goal, controlling a Mark Noble […]


Africa Cup of Nations: Caf bans referee and fines Tunisia FA

The referee for Tunisia’s Africa Cup of Nations last-eight defeat has been banned for six months by the Confederation of African Football. Equatorial Guinea were awarded a controversial penalty in stoppage time and they went on to beat Tunisia 2-1. Tunisia staff confronted the official, Rajindraparsad Seechurn, after the match and their football federation has been fined $50,000 […]

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Shock defeats for Chelsea and City

Often derided and disrespected during the Premier League era, the FA Cup added another incredible chapter to its proud heritage on Saturday as Chelsea and Manchester City were humbled by supposed inferiors. A day after Manchester United suffered a fright in a 0-0 fourth-round draw at fourth tier Cambridge United, Premier League leaders Chelsea surrendered […]


We can win without Toure – Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season. Toure is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and his departure has coincided with City losing […]

This is a must-win for us – Mashaba

Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba says his charges are aware that no other result would matter against Senegal except victory. South Africa face Senegal in their second match of the Caf Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 tournament today Friday, 23 January at Stade de Mongomo. Kick-off is at 9pm (SA […]

Barca putting off-field woes behind

Barcelona’s recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gears at exactly the right stage of the season. Wednesday’s 1-0 King’s Cup quarterfinal, first leg win at home to Atletico Madrid was Barca’s fifth victory in a row […]


Messi lets his feet do the talking

Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks but the Argentina captain showed again on Sunday he is not letting it distract him from what he does best. Messi followed up a brilliant showing in last weekend’s 3-1 La Liga win at home to champions Atletico Madrid with […]


Arsenal put Man City to the sword

Arsenal finally ended their streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half on Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Etihad Stadium. Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute and Giroud headed in the second in the 66th as Arsenal ended second-place City’s 12-game unbeaten […]