Barcelona allow Vermaelen to attend Roma medical

The Belgium international centre-back has struggled for playing time at Camp Nou and is now set to depart after two difficult seasons in Spain Barcelona have confirmed that defender Thomas Vermaelen has been given permission to travel to Italy and undergo a medical with Roma. Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on Friday stated that the Serie […]

Messi out of top three UEFA Player of the Year Award

Lionel Messi is left out of top three nominees for the 2015/2016 UEFA Best Player Award Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann are the three players vying for the award The winner will be announced during the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League draws in Monaco The final three shorlists for the 2015/2016 UEFA Best Player […]

Football: Men’s Olympic Games results

Collated results from the group stages of the men’s football tournament at the 2016 Olympic Games on Thursday: Group A Iraq 0 Denmark 0 Brazil 0 South Africa 0 Group B Sweden 2 (Ishak 43, Ajdarevic 62) Colombia 2 (Gutierrez 17, Pabon 75-pen) Nigeria 5 (Umar 6, Etebo 11, 42, 51, 66-pen) Japan 4 (Koroki […]

To serve Nigeria is not by force

In the 1930s, two boxing bouts took place between fighters of the United States and German origins; both fights were proxies for the political conflicts between their countries. In 1936, when Joe Louis, an African-American, and Max Schelling, a German, met in New York to exchange punches, their fight became emblematic of the contestation between […]

Olympics: Mikel overwhelmed by appointment

Captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympic Games and member of the Nigeria U23 squad, John Mikel Obi has described his appointment as overwhelming. Speaking from the U23 team’s camp in Atlanta, Georgia, Mikel said: “First and foremost, I will say I am overwhelmed with this opportunity to be the captain of Team Nigeria […]

Olympics: Mikel overwhelmed by appointment

Captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympic Games and member of the Nigeria U23 squad, John Mikel Obi has described his appointment as overwhelming. Speaking from the U23 team’s camp in Atlanta, Georgia, Mikel said: “First and foremost, I will say I am overwhelmed with this opportunity to be the captain of Team Nigeria […]

Garba Welcomes Ugbade’s Return To Eaglets

Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, Manu Garba (OON) has described the arrival of Coach Nduka Ugbade to the U-17 National Camp in Abuja on Sunday as a good addition that would bolster the team’s quest for a ticket to the next Africa U17 Cup of Nations to be held in Madagascar next year. Ugbade was FIFA […]

Guardiola: Of course I’ll shake Mourinho’s hand

The Manchester City boss was once again keen to downplay his rivalry with his United counterpart, and is more concerned about the state of the pitch in Beijing Pep Guardiola has once again moved to downplay his rivalry with Jose Mourinho ahead of Manchester City’s International Champions Cup clash with Manchester United. The two Premier […]

Ronaldo wants Real Madrid renewal

The Portugal international helped his national team win Euro 2016 in France this summer, and is now hoping to extend his stay with Los Blancos when he returns from holiday Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to sign a contract renewal with Real Madrid and will hold talks over his future upon his return to the Spanish […]

Moyes appointed Sunderland manager

Sunderland has confirmed the appointment of David Moyes as the club’s new manager after Sam Allardyce’s departure to take the England job. Moyes has signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light, with the role his first in the Premier League since being sacked by Manchester United in April 2014. “We are absolutely delighted […]