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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

Barcelona

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 […]

Everton vs Man City

Chelsea pull clear, City held by Everton

Chelsea beat Newcastle United 2-0 for a 10th straight Premier League home win at their Stamford Bridge stronghold on Saturday to reassert themselves as Premier League leaders while Manchester City drew 1-1 at Everton. Jose Mourinho’s team had relinquished control in the title race in recent weeks with City roaring back to close an eight-point […]

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Chelsea, City look to avoid upsets – Barclays Premier League

Level at the top of the Premier League, Chelsea and Manchester City know neither can afford to slip up this weekend. Joint Premier League leaders Chelsea and Manchester City go into the weekend’s round of fixtures with a dual purpose of maintaining form and avoiding mistakes. Chelsea host managerless Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge while […]

Oshoala’s achievement will boost Falcons’ morale, says Ebi

The defender has revealed that her teammate’s success at the 2014 Glo/Caf awards will boast the Super Falcons’ morale at the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup Nigeria women national team defender, Onome Ebi has disclosed that Asisat Oshoala’s success will propel the Super Falcons towards a brilliant outing at the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup […]

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Afcon 2015 squads

Complete list of squads selected for the African Nations Cup finals, being held in Equatorial Guinea from January 17-February 8 (with jersey numbers): GROUP A BURKINA FASO Goalkeepers: 1-Moussa Fofana (Racing Club Kadiogo), 23-Moussa Germain Sanou (Beauvais), 16-Abdoulaye Soulama (Hearts of Oak) Defenders: 14-Wilfried Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol), 13-Narcisse Bambara (Universitatea Cluj), 9-Issa Gouo (AS Kaloum), 5-Mohamed Koffi […]