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  • Nigeria vows to surprise at FIFA World Cup

    January 14, 2014 3:16 PM 26

    Abuja, Jan 14 (IANS) Nigeria are determined to make an impact at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in June, Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) chief Aminu Maigari said Tuesday. The Super Eagles of Nigeria, which clinched the Africa's National Team of the Year at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards Jan 9, will dazzle spectators and prove that the West African

  • New League season Commences on Feb 23

    January 14, 2014 12:37 PM 17

    The new Nigerian football season will finally kick off next month, the country’s league body said late Monday, bringing to an end months of delay and wrangling over the start date. “We will commence the new season by the weekend of February 23-25,” announced league chairman Nduka Irabor after a meeting with the 20 clubs in Abuja. Last year’s runners-up

  • Brazil 2014: NFF says no to WAGs

    January 14, 2014 4:30 AM 17

    The officials of the Nigeria Football Federation have said that they will not encourage the managers of the Super Eagles to permit the players to receive their wives and girlfriends (WAGs) while on duty at the World Cup in Brazil. The chairman of the federation’s technical committee Mr. Chris Green and the media committee head Emeka Inyama explained

  • Manchester United prepare £27m bid for unsettled Chelsea star

    January 14, 2014 2:52 AM 6

    Manchester United are keen on tempting unsettled Chelsea star Juan Mata away from Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window. Reports suggest Manchester United have spoken to Mata's agent regarding a potential move to Old Trafford. The Red Devils were said to be keen on signing Mata in the summer, however the Premier League champions were not prepared

  • SAS back to resounding success

    January 13, 2014 9:15 PM 15

    Monday 13th January 2014 21:10 Liverpool FanZoner Richard Garnett claims the return of Daniel Sturridge alongside Luis Suarez can help the Reds keep pace with the top three. The last time there were eight goals in a match between Stoke City and Liverpool at the Britannia stadium, Robbie Fowler scored a hat-trick on route to an emphatic 8-0 away victory

  • Cech: Team effort behind Chelsea form

    January 13, 2014 9:05 PM 28

    Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes teamwork is the primary reason behind his side's impressive recent form. Jose Mourinho's side has won five consecutive matches and conceded only once in its last six following Saturday's 2-0 Premier League victory at Hull City. While individual performances from the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar have caught the eye in recent

  • Plucky Thai dumps Kvitova from Australian Open

    January 13, 2014 10:30 AM 37

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Thai world number 88 Luksika Kumkhum sprang the biggest upset of the Australian Open's first day by dumping sixth seed and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-2 1-6 6-4 on Monday in her first match against a top 10 player. The 20-year-old Luksika, the only Thai in the top 200 of the women's tour, showed great composure at a frenetic

  • Leinster recover to beat Castres

    January 12, 2014 6:55 PM 35

    Leinster put one foot in the Heineken Cup quarterfinals after fighting back from 0-14 down to beat Castres 29-22 at Stade Pierre Antoine on Sunday. Tries from Jimmy Gopperth and Jordi Murphy, as well as three penalties and a Rob Kearney drop-goal in the second half were enough for the Irishmen to fight back from 14-0 down and remain top of Pool One. Northampton

  • [Player Ratings] Hull City 0-2 Chelsea: Hazard Superb One Again For Blues

    January 12, 2014 6:16 PM 34

    Chelsea briefly leap-frogged title rivals Arsenal into first place with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Hull City on Saturday. Jose Mourinho’s side found themselves top of the Premier League by one point but have since dropped to second following Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday afternoon. Eden Hazard rescued the Blues with a lethal low finish

  • Nigerian Sunday Mba determined to do well in France

    January 12, 2014 4:29 PM 43

    Nigeria midfielder Sunday Mba has sets his sights on playing at the World Cup after making his debut for struggling French Ligue 2 side CA Bastia in their 3-0 home loss to Niort on Friday. After almost a year of negotiations Mba completed his switch from Warri Wolves to the Corsican outfit in December. "It was a very frustrating time after the Nations