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Keshi Assures the Super Eagles Will Make it to Brazil 2014.

Coach Stephen Keshi is focusing his energies on securing the 2014 World Cup ticket for the country. He stated this after a three- hour, closed- door meeting in the office of the sport minister in Abuja on Tuesday. He said he has long put the triumph in South Africa behind him and is ready to work hand- in- hand with his employers, the Nigeria Football ... Read More »

Keshi Plans Anichebe Talk

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said he will convince Victor Anichebe to return as he considers replacements for injured Emmanuel Emenike. Emenike has suffered another long-term injury after he was sidelined for about two months with a hamstring injury he picked up against Mali in the semi-final of the recent Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. The Spartak Moscow of Russia striker will therefore ... Read More »

Benitez Hints at Mourinho Return

Interim boss Benitez again confirmed he will depart Stamford Bridge this summer at the end of his short-term contract. Real Madridhead coach Mourinho, who left after three years as Blues boss in September 2007, has been strongly linked with a return, with a date of July 1 mooted. “The next year there will be another manager,” said Benitez, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo in November. “I think everybody ... Read More »

Steven Gerrard: Liverpool Captain to Have Shoulder Surgery

Liverpool captain and England international Steven Gerrard will have surgery on a shoulder injury this week. The midfielder, 32, has started all 36 of the Reds’ Premier League games this season. However, Gerrard’s injury has worsened in recent weeks and Liverpool have decided to bring forward the operation. He will miss the final two Premier League games of the season, against Fulham and Queens Park ... Read More »

“I knew if I left Arsenal for United, I would win trophies immediately” – Van Persie

Robin van Persie says he left Arsenal to join Manchester United, because he was completely sure they would win trophies this season. The Dutch striker has not won a trophy since he lifted the FA Cup, in his first season with the Gunners, but has now added a Premier League medal, after seven years of waiting. “I wouldn’t have moved if I’d had doubts,” Van ... Read More »

Keshi Considers Eneramo, Akpala as Replacements for Emenike

Stephen Keshi is considering Sivasspor’s Michael Eneramo and Joseph Akpala who plays for Werder Bremen, to take the place of injured Emmanuel Emenike, as the Super Eagles prepare for a hectic summer fixture list. The coach of the Nigeria national team, returned to Abuja on Monday morning and was at the Nigeria Football Federation’s secretariat, to discuss plans for the 2014 World Cup qualifying matches ... Read More »

Barcelona: Tito Vilanova to Have Cancer Check-Up in New York

Barcelona head coach Tito Vilanova will travel back to New York this week for a medical check-up afterhaving treatment on a tumour there in December. Vilanova, 44, was in the dug-out on Sunday as his side moved to thebrink of the Spanish title with a 4-2 win against Real Betis at the Nou Camp. If Real Madrid fail to win on Wednesday Barca will secure the ... Read More »

Fifa’s Chuck Blazer suspended over ‘fraudulent’ claims

Fifa executive committee member Chuck Blazer has been suspended from football for 90 days after claims his conduct was “fraudulent”. The former general secretary of Concacaf has been given a provisional ban pending full disciplinary proceedings. Blazer, 68, is alleged to have received more than $20m (£12.86m) from Concacaf. Investigators said the American had abused his power by enriching himself at the expense of his ... Read More »

Mata Secures Victory for Chelsea at Old Trafford

The Rafa Benitez’s men now sit in third place above Arsenal despite playing a game less. Juan Mata’s 87th minute strike mattered a lot in Sunday’s English Premier League duel between champions Manchester United and Chelsea at the Old Trafford. The dying minute strike by the Brazil International ensured Chelsea’s dominance over Manchester United this season continued and more importantly, it served as a giant ... Read More »

Juventus Win 29th Italian Title

Arturo Vidal’s 10th league goal of the season was enough to secure a 1-0 win over Palermo and help ten-man Juventus to their 29th Serie A title on Sunday. Juve, however, courted controversy when several players brandished giant shields in the colours of the Italian flag and adorned with ’31′. The number was a reference to Juve’s belief that they have won 31 titles, despite ... Read More »

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