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NFF Summon Enyeama, Fines Onazi $5,000

The Disciplinary Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has summoned Super Eagles’ goalkeeper and skipper, Vincent Enyeama to appear before it on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. The Lille OSC of France goaltender is being invited to explain his unguarded statement against the NFF’s choice of Kaduna for Nigeria’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Chad on Saturday, 13thJune. The committee, headed by Barrister ... Read More »

I’ve Supported Arsenal For 30 Years — Dangote

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has insisted his interest in buying Arsenal is not ‘overnight stuff’ and revealed he has been a fan of the club for more than 30 years thanks to former vice-chairman David Dein. Dangote, who is the 67th wealthiest person in the world with a fortune of £12billion, has explained his interest in The Gunners by explaining he was first taken to ... Read More »

CAF Hands Onazi Ogenyi Two-Game Ban

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has suspended Super Eagles midfielder Onazi Ogenyi for two games, after his straight red card against Chad last week in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Onazi was dismissed by Nigerien referee Ibrahim Mamane, after the Lazio player shoved a Chadian, following a foul on Odion Ighalo in the penalty area. CAF has now sent a circular to ... Read More »

“I Cannot Say No To Arsenal” – Thierry Henry Speaks On Managing Former Club

Thierry Henry has once again reiterated his ambition to become Arsenal manager in the future. The former Gunners striker admitted he would find it hard, to turn down the club where he forged his reputation. “I don’t know what Arsene wants to do and how long he wants to stay,” he told the Jonathan Ross show – to be broadcast this weekend. “But I just ... Read More »

Grant To Stay With Ghana

Ghana manager Avram Grant has played down talk linking him with a return to the Premier League, saying he is happy with his current job. The former Chelsea, Portsmouth and West Ham boss is fresh from leading Ghana to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations and has been linked with the vacant Aston Villa post following the sacking of Paul Lambert on Wednesday ... Read More »

West Brom Rule Out Loan Deal For Ideye

West Brom are looking to sell Brown Ideye and not allow the Nigerian striker a loan exit, Birmingham Mail reports. The financial structure of any deal should allow the Baggies to not lose face on a player who has spectacularly misfired since his summer switch from Dynamo Kiev. An outlay of £8.8million may at first glance suggest Albion will have to take a huge loss ... Read More »

ONIGBINDE: I Was Misquoted On Keshi’s Sack

Former Super Eagles Coach Adegboye Onigbinde has put record straight as regards the controversy surrounding the retention of coach Stephen Keshi as the Super Eagles handler. Onigbide was recently quoted as saying that Keshi should quit his decision to fight for retention of his  coaching job and look for a job in another African country. But the Modakeke, Osun State High Chief has told Sportinglife ... Read More »

Chelsea Hopeful Of Mikel Return Against Maribor

Chelsea are hopeful Mikel Obi will recover from a knee problem in time for Wednesday’s Champions League game against Maribor. The Nigerian midfielder was unavailable for Saturday’s derby victory against QPR but boss Jose Mourinho believes Mikel could be included in the squad for the trip to Slovenia. Mikel was injured in the Blues Capital One Cup game against Shrewsbury last week in which they ... Read More »

Arsenal Set To Hand Walcott New Contract

Theo Walcott is on course to sign a second new contract in two years with Arsenal. The club have opened talks with the forward, who made his first appearance in 10 months last Saturday, in the 3-0 win over Burnley. Walcott will enter the final year of his current deal at the end of this season and the Gunners are keen to avoid that scenario ... Read More »

Enyeama: I’m Ready For Bosnia Bombardment

Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has said that he expects a heavy bombardment from Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday and he will be up to the task. The 31-year-old Lille shot stopper pulled off a game-defining save in the first half to ensure Nigeria drew 0-0 with Iran in their opening game at the World Cup on Monday. And he said he expects to do a lot ... Read More »

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