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  • Football Transfer News, Football News, Fixtures, Results, Match Reports, Stats

    February 12, 2014 1:32 PM 20

    Nigerian football authorities confirmed that the country had adopted a new licensing system for football clubs in that country. The system, which is currently being rolled out, is in accordance with stipulations circulated by FIFA and CAF. The recent developments have become mandatory for all football federations and their top tier clubs. "The principles

  • Uncapped trio set for Super Eagles call-up for Mexico

    February 11, 2014 4:15 PM 32

    Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is reportedly prepared to give fresh opportunities to three uncapped players for the Super Eagles’ friendly with Mexico next month. The shortlisted invitees are Standard Liege striker Imoh Ezekiel, Almeria midfielder Ramon Azeez and Michael Uchebo, a striker for Cercle Brugge who could have the chance to impress ahead of the World

  • Kungwane: Igesund will go

    February 11, 2014 2:38 PM 53

    Tholakele Mnganga | Yesterday, 16:07 JOHANNESBURG – The South African Football Association (Safa)'s hire– and–fire policy will result in Bafana Bafana Gordon Igesund losing his job, former Bafana Bafana player Isaac 'Shakes' Kungwane said on Tuesday. The coach will meet with Safa executives on Thursday to discuss the team's failure to advance to the knockout

  • Igesund to meet Safa executives

    February 10, 2014 5:25 PM 22

    Tholakele Mnganga | Yesterday, 19:14 JOHANNESBURG – Coach Gordon Igesund's tenure as Bafana Bafana head coach can be considered a success, former footballer Helman Mkhalele said on Monday. Igesund's future is up for debate when he meets with South African Football Authority (Safa) executives on Thursday. He will discuss the team's failure to advance

  • Roberto Martinez bringing his Spanish dynamic to Everton

    February 10, 2014 4:54 PM 27

    Roberto Martinez's response to Everton's defeat to Tottenham Hotspur was typically restrained. His side had played the better football for most of the game, had had the bulk of the chances, but had lost because of, as he put it, "one lapse of concentration" as Kyle Walker took a quick free kick to Emanuel Adebayor. Martiinez's comments on a late penalty

  • Juan Mata: Manchester United need to become more clinical

    February 10, 2014 4:45 PM 24

    Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata says his new side must become ruthless. Mata, who signed from Chelsea last month for £37.1m, insists the Old Trafford side need to be more clinical. "We have to improve our shooting accuracy because we got many times to the box and could have scored more than two goals," Mata wrote in his blog. The results left defending

  • THE TRANSFER COLUMN: PSG eye Chelsea's Ivanovic, Man United and Arsenal keen on Coleman and Man City in talks over 12-year-old Swede

    February 10, 2014 4:15 PM 38

    Paris Saint-Germain are back on the trail of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic but are set to be disappointed. The powerful Serb, a cult hero at Stamford Bridge, has opened discussions over a new contract and wants to stay with Chelsea. PSG coach Laurent Blanc is keen to add a new right back with Ivanovic, Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta and Newcastle's

  • Late Equaliser Denies Man Utd

    February 10, 2014 3:33 PM 21

    After Steve Sidwell had given the visitors the lead against the run of play in the first half, it looked like late goals from Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick had earned United their third consecutive home league win. But half-time substitute Bent headed in after David De Gea had saved Kieran Richardson's shot to deflate the home supporters and United

  • SA should bid for Olympics – Mbalula

    February 10, 2014 2:28 PM 21

    Mbalula, who was speaking at the arrival of the Queen’s Baton in South Africa as part of the relay ahead of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, echoed what president Jacob Zuma last year told reporters at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo. “We don’t want to bid for the Commonwealth Games, we want the Olympics here in South Africa,” Mbalula said after

  • James McCarthy admits he was close to joining Spurs last year

    February 10, 2014 10:59 AM 15

    The Republic of Ireland midfielder was a player on Tottenham Hotspur's radar long before Wigan Athletic's relegation sparked interest from a cluster of clubs last summer, yet McCarthy's heart was set on a reunion with his mentor, Roberto Martinez, at Everton. "The gaffer was a big factor," he said. "He rang my agent and said he wanted to get a deal done. My agent