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  • Chelsea Hope Moses Will Join Drogba In History Books — OsunDefender

    November 2, 2017 10:08 AM 52

    The Nigerian in Chelsea right wing-back Victor Moses who is among 30 players dueling for the title of 2017 African Player of the Year. Chelsea, the Premier League champions were delighted their number fifteen has been nominated for the prestigious accolade, and hope he will join former player Didier Drogba in the history books by winning the award

  • Man City star Kevin De Bruyne fires message to title rivals ahead of Arsenal clash

    November 2, 2017 9:51 AM 88

    Pep Guardiola’s City are in fine form and currently hold a five-point lead over Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table. They welcome fifth-place Arsenal to the Etihad on Sunday before United make the trip to Chelsea in a huge day of top-flight action. De Bruyne, who has arguably been the Premier League’s best player so far this season

  • Football: Johor to declare public holiday if JDT wins Malaysia Cup

    November 2, 2017 8:53 AM 50

    KOTA ISKANDAR, Johor: The Johor government has hinted at the possibility of announcing a special holiday for the state in the event the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team wins the Malaysia Cup on Saturday. Johor State Secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani said the move would be done in respect of Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, and to appreciate the team's

  • Enugu Rangers unveil Ogunbote as coach

    November 2, 2017 12:03 AM 134

    Former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Enugu Rangers, have officially unvieled Gbenga Ogunbote as the new head coach ahead of the 2017/18 season. Ogunbote’s new appointment follows the expiration of his contract with Enyimba FC of Aba, a club he led to a third-place finish last season. He was unveiled at an elaborate ceremony at the Enugu

  • CAF’s 2017 African Player Award: Moses, Troos-Ekong, Ajayi make list

    November 1, 2017 11:35 PM 49

    THE Confederation of African Football has revealed its 30-man shortlists for the African Player of the Year and Africa-Based Player of the Year. Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who won in 2015, features along with a host of Europe-based stars, such as Sadio Mane of Senegal who came third in 2016. 2016 winner Riyad Mahrez of Algeria is a notable absentee

  • Liverpool's Mohamed Salah congratulated by Roma for 'winning' 2018 Africa Player of the Year award

    November 1, 2017 5:53 PM 45

    Liverpool winger is in the running for the African Player of the Year award, but the Italian side think it's a foregone conclusion... Mohamed Salah has been collecting individual awards at quite a pace since joining Liverpool . The Egypt international scooped both back-to-back Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards for August and September

  • Arsenal boss Wenger talks Wilshere and England; Red Star selection

    November 1, 2017 2:34 PM 44

    Speaking before tomorrow night's Europa League clash against Red Star Belgrade, Wenger said that the 25-year-old deserves a Three Lions recall. “I have the same problem, but in every single competition he is ready to play. I urge them to do it. “A super fit Jack, I don't know how to leave him out of the England squad. “If you look at the number of minutes

  • Ex-Eagles star Peter Suswam signs 2-year contract with Plateau United

    November 1, 2017 1:04 PM 116

    Former Super Eagles defender Peter Terna Suswam has signed a two-year contract with NPFL champions Plateau United, who will feature in next year’s CAF Champions League. Last season, Suswam featured for Enyimba before his contract was terminated by mutual consent. The 26-year-old fullback or defensive midfielder, who loves to join the attack, has played

  • Lionel Messi Withdraws From WCQ Friendly With Nigeria — OsunDefender

    November 1, 2017 9:50 AM 54

    The Barcelona, and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi steps down and will not be on parade at the Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, venue of the pre-World Cup friendly between Argentina and Nigeria on Tuesday, November 14. According to news report, the manager of the two-time world champions Jorge Sampaoli has opted not to field his skipper against the Super

  • Madjer: Why I Dropped Regular Goalkeeper M’bolhi For Nigeria clash

    November 1, 2017 7:43 AM 80

    Algeria coach Raber Madjer has explained the reasons why the Desert Foxes’ first choice goalkeeper, Rais M’bolhi, was dropped from his squad that will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier on November 10. M’bolhi had been in goal for Algeria in five World Cup qualifying games conceding ten goals with a clean sheets