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PSG Ready To Replace Emery With Wenger


Despite Arsene Wenger’s determination to see out his Arsenal contract which runs until 2019, Paris Saint-Germain are said to be stepping up their interest in the 68-year-old, reports Football.London. The Gunners have lost their last four matches, including defeats to Ostersund and Brighton, placing Wenger under pressure from fans and senior club officials. Wenger still has another year left on his current deal, but Ligue ... Read More »

Kwara United players, officials involved in auto crash


Players and officials of newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League club Kwara United were involved in a road accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday morning. According to reports, the accident occurred on the Ibadan end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while the team were travelling back to their base in Ilorin from Lagos where they had participated in the Bet9ja Nigeria National League Super Four competition which ended ... Read More »

Real Madrid Doesn’t Want To Play Beautiful Football Like Barcelona – Xavi


Former Barcelona captain, Xavi has said Real Madrid does not want to play beautiful football like their bitter arch-rival, Barcelona. Xavi believes the Spanish and European champions lack the culture of beautiful football at the Santiago Bernabeu, highlighting Jose Mourinho’s time in charge from 2010-2013. Zinedine Zidane’s men have struggled this season, and are already 16 points behind leaders, Barca in the league. “Barcelona is ... Read More »

Wenger Desperate For Win In Race For Champions League Places


Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal cannot afford another slip-up when they face Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium aiming to end a damaging run of three Premier League games without a win. Wenger’s team played a scoreless draw at West Ham United on Wednesday and is in seventh place going into Saturday’s meeting with Rafael Benitez’s team. Only one point separates the Gunners from Tottenham Hotspur in ... Read More »

Ozil Stars In Arsenal Rout Of Huddersfield


Mesut Ozil produced a major second-half contribution as substitute Olivier Giroud scored twice in Arsenal’s 5-0 Premier League victory at home to Huddersfield Town on Wednesday. It was the Gunners’ seventh win out of seven at the Emirates Stadium in the league this season and Ozil was influential with two assists and a goal in a four-minute period as the Gunners remained in the top ... Read More »

Pinnick Reiterates Zero Tolerance For Hooliganism

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has emphasized that any stadium in the country where any act of hooliganism is unleashed will face severe sanctions while guilty teams will not go unpunished. The NFF boss spoke as the second half of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) resumed on Sunday. “We have made it very clear, through our channels and through the LMC channels, that there will ... Read More »

Maigairi Wishes NFF Well

Impeached president of the Nigeria Football Federation Aminu Maigari has resigned to fate and has gone into hibernation. Maigari, indicated yesterday that he has peace of mind after a tumultuous post Brazil 2014 World Cup had him battling against the wind. He refused to be drawn into any conversation about his ordeal, but managed to say that he wished those currently running the show at ... Read More »

Chelsea Advances In Champions League Despite Loss

Chelsea qualified for the final 16 of the Champions League despite losing again to Basel. AC Milan and Arsenal won, but did not yet advance. Mohamed Salah’s late goal Tuesday earned Basel a 1-0 win and a second straight Group E victory over the 2012 champions. But Chelsea is guaranteed a top-two finish after Schalke drew with Steaua Bucharest. Milan cruised past Celtic 3-0, but ... Read More »

Eagles Arrive Abidjan, Ready For Elephants

The Super Eagles on Thursday afternoon landed safely in Abidjan, the Ivoirien capital ahead of the final leg, CHAN qualifier against host the Elephants scheduled for Saturday in the Ivoirien commercial capital. The team of 18 playersand officials was led by NFF Vice President, Chief Mike Okeke Umeh and had on board, NFF Head, Technical, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme, President General of the Nigerian Football and ... Read More »

Anichebe, Osaze can fire eagles – Lawal

Former international Garba Lawal believes the duo of Victor Anichebe and Osaze Odemwingie can fire the Super Eagles to victory over Kenya and help Nigeria qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Nigeria are tied on five points with Malawi in their World Cup qualifying Group F and the Eagles will need all of the cutting edge they can muster in their June 5 ... Read More »

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