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Blame It On The Ref

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho labelled his side’s friendly against Werder Bremen as a “circus”, slamming referee Harm Osmers’s performance. The Blues were beaten 3-0 in Germany, with two of the hosts’ goals coming from the penalty spot – including one that stemmed from an alleged John Terry handball and another for Nathan Ake’s challenge on Nils Petersen late in the ... Read More »

Ebola fears hit Commonwealth Games as athlete from Sierra Leone is quarantined

An athlete taking part in the Commonwealth Games has told of his terror at being quarantined after it was feared he had brought Ebola to Britain. Road cyclist Moses Sesay, 32, from Sierra Leone was admitted to a Glasgow hospital last week after feeling unwell and doctors tested him for various conditions, including the deadly Ebola virus. But Sesay has ... Read More »

Nigerian Weightlifter Fails Dope Test

Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women’s 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Tuesday. The 16-year-old Amalaha provided an ‘A’ sample on July 25 which revealed traces of diuretics and masking agents. She will have a ‘B’ sample ... Read More »

Iheanacho Scores Again

Nigerian football youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho, scored in his second successive Manchester City game, as the Premier League side crushed AC Milan 5-1 in their International Champions Cup opener. The 17-year-old toe-poked the ball from outside the area, to give City a 4-0 lead shortly before the break. Stefan Jovetic and Scott Sinclair had opened scoring for the English champions with ... Read More »

The Drog Is Back!

Chelsea have completed the signing of Didier Drogba on a one-year contract. The 36-year-old returns to Stamford Bridge having left in 2012 after winning the Champions League. Drogba, who featured for Cote d’Ivoire at the World Cup earlier this summer, has scored 157 goals in 341 appearances for Chelsea and has also won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups ... Read More »

Dunga returns as Brazil coach Me

Brazil’s football federation (CBF) has confirmed the appointment of Dunga as the country’s new coach. The 1994 World Cup-winning captain returns for what will be his second stint in charge of the Selecao, having spent four years at the helm from 2006 to 2010, Goal reports. He succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari, who left the post after failing to secure Brazil’s ... Read More »

FIFA lifts Nigeria’s suspension

FIFA President, Sepp Blatter

Football world governing body, FIFA, on Friday lifted the suspension placed on the country for government interference, Goal reports. “We have noted that the court proceedings and order preventing the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, the NFF Executive Committee members and the NFF Congress from running the affairs of Nigerian football that prompted the suspension have been withdrawn. “As ... Read More »

Who The Cap Doesnt Fit

Lionel Messi was given the Golden Ball award at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but this came as a rude shock to many. Messi’s performance in the group stages was remarkable, as he put four goals past goalkeepers from Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria, but he failed to find the back of the net in knockout stage matches ... Read More »

Chelsea Run Riot

John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic both found the net as Chelsea kicked off their pre-season preparations with a comfortable victory over Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park. With the exception of veteran Mark Schwarzer in goal, Jose Mourinho fielded a young starting XI for the friendly, with midfielder Marco Van Ginkel back in the side after missing most of last season ... Read More »

Allegri Is Juventus’ New Boss

Juventus have confirmed the appointment of Massimiliano Allegri as their new head coach. The Serie A champions were looking for a new trainer following the shock departure of Antonio Conte on Tuesday and they have now named the former AC Milan coach as their new boss. “For me it is an honour to be called as coach of Juventus,” he ... Read More »