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Buhari splashes millions on golden eaglets, other champions

THE 1985 World Cup champions, Golden Eaglets, were big winners, on Thursday, as President Muhammadu Buhari splashed various cash awards on footballers and athletes who have done the nation proud under his administrations. Each of the player in the Nduka Ugbade-led Under 17 world champions during Buhari’s military administration was rewarded with N2 million while their coaches got N1.5 million ... Read More »

West Ham Striker, Sakho escapes death after crashing Lamborghini

Colleague of Nigerian international, Victor Moses, West Ham striker Diafra Sakho said he was “sorry for the scare” after accidentally crashing his top-of-the-range Lamborghini into the front garden of a £1million home. The 26-year-old Senegal international collided with an oncoming car and span off-road not far from his luxury mansion in Hornchurch, East London, at 9pm last night. The homeowner said ... Read More »

Brazil Captain, Neymar to appear in court over transfer fraud

Brazil Captain and Barcelona Striker, Neymar has been ordered to appear at a Spanish court for fraud, according to Agencie France Presse. Neymar, who came third in voting for the Ballon d’Or, has been called to give evidence on 2 February for alleged fraud linked to his move to the Nou Camp from Santos 2013. Neymar’s parents, current president Josep ... Read More »

Fifa sacks its Secretary-General Jerome Vacke

World football’s governing body FIFA has dismissed its  embattled Secretary general Jerome Valcke. The Frenchman, 55, was banned from football for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets He was provisionally suspended on September 17, 2015 after being accused of a series of FIFA ethics code breaches. Appointed in 2007, the former ... Read More »

FA CUP: Man United, Arsenal & Chelsea get easy draw

Lovers of the FA Cup, may just be praying for Cupsets as the draws unfortunately did not  pitch the top sides against each other. All the top sides, defending Champions Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all had what could be termed on paper to be easy draws. Here are the full fixtures   West Brom or Bristol City v Peterborough ... Read More »

Drogba denies retirement rumours

Didier Drogba has denied reports that made the rounds on Wednesday that he has decided to retire, insisting that he had not yet taken a decision over his future. The Montreal Impact striker said he was still in discussions with the Major League Soccer outfit, who he joined last year amidst reports last week that he is due to take ... Read More »

Moses out of Liverpool clash

West Ham United winger Victor Moses will miss Saturday’s English Premier League game against Liverpool after manager Slaven Bilic confirmed the Nigerian is lacking fitness. Moses has endured a lumpy run of injuries this term and has not featured for the Hammers in over a month following a hamstring problem. However, the West Ham boss did confirm that Moses and Winston ... Read More »

Barca has been a dream come true-Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez beamed a broad smile as the cameras flashed. In his hands he clutched the adidas Golden Ball as the most outstanding player of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 and the Alibaba E-Auto Man of the Match Award, his second of the tournament following his outstanding performance against Guangzhou Evergrande in the semi-finals. With his five goals ... Read More »

NFF to build football houses in 36 states

The Congress of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) rose from its an­nual general assembly yesterday in Abuja with a resolve to build foot­ball houses in all the 36 states of the federation. The Amaju Pinnick-led soccer federation also vowed to protect the welfare of players plying their trade in the nation’s domestic league with the enactment of a new regulation. The ... Read More »

Platini loses suspension appeal

Uefa president Michel Platini has failed in his bid to have his 90-day provisional ban from football lifted. Platini’s request was denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which means the Frenchman will not be allowed to attend the Euro 2016 finals draw in Paris on Saturday. The 60-year-old was suspended in October, along with Fifa president Sepp Blatter, ... Read More »