Facility complaints cloud Afcon buildup

Complaints about lack of facilities at the African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and fears that newly-laid pitches will break up have dominated the build up to the tournament starting on Saturday. A lack of hotel rooms, the standard of some of the accommodation, poor training facilities and a blazing sound system at the Estadio […]

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The Afcon’s fiesta returns

The continent’s biggest football event is finally here, despite having faced a call for postponement, the original hosts’ withdrawal and a continental health scare Bring out the drums, the cymbals, the horns and don’t forget the vuvuzelas, the 30th Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this evening in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Despite the odds that […]


Eaglets, Amajimbo friendly off

The proposed friendly international between Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets and the Amajimbo of South Africa, which was scheduled for Kaduna this weekend has been postponed indefinitely. Both U-17 sides were to use the game to tune up for the Africa U-17 Championship starting in Niger Republic in February. Per a statement released on her website (, […]

Ebola tests for all players at Afcon

All teams arriving in Equatorial Guinea for the African Nations Cup must travel through the capital Malabo and have tests for the Ebola virus, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Wednesday. Those who show any signs of the contagious virus, or who refused to be examined, could be quarantined for up to 21 […]

Hammers edge Everton, Fulham win

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian converted the decisive spot-kick in a penalty shootout against 10-man Everton to send the Londoners into the FA Cup fourth round after a pulsating replay at Upton Park on Tuesday. Adrian fired past opposite number and Spanish compatriot Joel Robles immediately after the Everton keeper had crashed his spot kick […]


Iheanacho, Nwakali to miss 2015 AYC

Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidiebere Nwakali will miss this year’s Africa U-20 Championship. The two players, currently on the books of Barclays English Premier League club, Manchester City will miss the competition for different reasons. Iheanacho is currently injured while Nwakali is poised to seal a loan deal with an unnamed European club and will be […]

Germans express Ballon D’Or shock

Germans, who had hoped for a clean sweep at the Fifa Ballon D’Or, expressed disappointment on Tuesday after their World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer came third in the vote for the 2014 world player of the year. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo won the award on Monday for the second year running and third time in total. […]


Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or again

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Fifa Ballon d’Or award for the second year running and the third overall on Monday and said he wanted to become “one of the greatest players of all time.” The Real Madrid forward polled more than double the number of votes as his bitter rival Lionel Messi who only just edged […]


Barca back on track, Sevilla move up

Barcelona stayed hard on the heels of La Liga leaders Real Madrid when Lionel Messi scored one goal, created two and conceded a penalty in a 3-1 win at home to champions Atletico Madrid on Sunday that eased pressure on under-fire coach Luis Enrique. Looking to bounce back after last weekend’s defeat at Real Sociedad, […]

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Tadic sinks United, Arsenal cruise

Substitute Dusan Tadic fired the only goal as Southampton recorded a first league win over Manchester United for 27 years on Sunday, climbing above them into third in the Premier League. A superbly disciplined display earned Saints a 1-0 win at Old Trafford that ended United’s 10-match unbeaten run. After taming United’s attacking options, Southampton […]