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Ambode hails establishment of FC Barcelona Academy in Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has praised the decision of the Barcelona Football Club of Spain to establish its first African football academy in the state, noting that it was in tandem with his administration’s philosophy for sports development. Ambode, who spoke at the Lagos House in Ikeja while receiving senior management staff of the football club, pledged the ... Read More »

Fifa bans ex Sec-Gen, Valcke for 12 years

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee chaired by Mr Hans Joachim Eckert has banned Mr Jérôme Valcke, former Secretary General of FIFA, for 12 years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) on a national and international level. The ban comes into force immediately. FIFA said on its website that the investigation against Mr Valcke was ... Read More »

Liverpool to review ticket price after protest

Liverpool’s owners will consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes after being shocked by a walkout protest by 10,000 fans, media said Monday. The Fenway Sports Group held emergency talks after Saturday’s protest and again Sunday, British newspapers reported. Fans have meanwhile threatened more walkouts in looming key games against Chelsea and Manchester City. Saturday’s walkout was staged in ... Read More »

Kenyan Marathoner wins $50,000 Lagos Marathon Prize

Kenya’s Abraham Kipton, and IAAF gold label marathoner yesterday  won the maiden edition of the Lagos Marathon after crossing the finish line in a time of 2hrs 16mins and 46secs-and smiled home with $50,000 cash prize. to emerge as the overall winner of the maiden edition of the Access Bank sponsored Lagos City Marathon on Saturday. Kipton carted home a ... Read More »

Nigeria rise in new FIFA Ranking

Nigeria has risen by three places in the latest rankings released by FIFA on Thursday. The Super Eagles amassed 2.5 points to garner a total of 542.5 points for January. Nigeria is now ranked 12th in Africa and 63rd in the world, according to The team first round elimination at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda was expected to ... Read More »

Emenike set to “Hammer” at West Ham

West Ham United is delighted to announce the signing of Nigeria centre-forward Emmanuel Emenike on loan until the end of the season. According to West Ham’s official website “The 28-year-old arrives at the Boleyn Ground from Turkish club Fenerbahce, with the Hammers having the option to make the transfer permanent in the summer. Capped 37 times, the powerfully-built striker has ... Read More »

Gaurdiola eyes Pogba, Stones as he takes over at Manchester City

 Pep Guardiola has been confirmed as Manchester City’s next manager — and he will be given a war chest to compete for £80million powerhouse Paul Pogba and £50m Everton defender John Stones. Guardiola has agreed a three-year deal worth a record £300,000 a week, £40,000 more than Wayne Rooney, the top-earning Premier League player. The Spaniard will be backed by City’s oil-rich ... Read More »

Shocker:John Terry to leave Chelsea at end of season

Chelsea Captain, John Terry has revealed the shocking news that he won’t renew his contract and he will leave the club at the end of the season. Terry has been at Chelsea since he was 14, but the captain will see his time at Stamford Bridge end in May, when his current deal expires. The 35-year-old wasn’t even told face-to-face, but ... Read More »

FA Cup:Chelsea draws Man City….see full list

The draw for the 5th round of the Emirates FA Cup has been made and rhe biggest tie will be two Premiership giants, Chelsea and Manchester City.The games would be played on the weekend of February 19th -22nd. See full draws Chelsea vs Manchester City Arsenal vs Hull Blackburn Rovers vs Liverpool/Westham Reading vs Peterborough/Westbrom Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Watford ... Read More »

FA Cup: Ihenacho hits first Hat trick in Villa defeat

Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho gave Manchester City fans an exciting glimpse into the future by scoring his first hat-trick as Manuel Pellegrini’s men cruised into the FA Cup fifth round and kept their hopes alive of an unprecedented Quadruple. With Sergio Aguero given a rest, Iheanacho took centre-stage with his sixth, seventh and eighth goals of the campaign, against the ... Read More »