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Kroos’ thigh injury worsens Real Madrid’s situation

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has an adductor tear in his left thigh, and will be out for three weeks for the European champions. The Germany international was injured during Real Madrid’s 2-0 home defeat by Real Sociedad on Saturday which left his side fifth in La Liga, 10 points behind leaders FC Barcelona. “(Kroos) has been diagnosed with a ... Read More »

Premier League: Man U struggle for 2-2 draw with Arsenal

Manchester United twice came from a goal behind to draw 2-2 with Arsenal on Wednesday and deny the visitors a first win in 12 Premier League games at Old Trafford. The first clash between the old rivals since 1986 not featuring either Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger in the dugout was a pulsating contest. But Unai Emery’s Arsenal will feel ... Read More »

2019 AFCON hosting rights: Morocco, SA may replace Cameroon

Morocco and South Africa are ready to step in after Confederation of African football stripped Cameroon of the 2019 African Cup of Nations hosting rights. Cameroon was knocked out on account of inadequate facilities and security. CAF executive committee at an extraordinary meeting in Accra on Friday decided to strip the country of the rights and has now invited fresh ... Read More »

Super Falcons get Buhari’s thumbs-up

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates the Super Falcons of Nigeria on their victory over the Banyana Banyana of South Africa Saturday in the final match of the 11th Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Ghana 2018. The President expresses particular delight at the discipline and commitment exhibited by the country’s senior women football team despite the stiff resistance of their ... Read More »

Outrage as 13-year-old Thai boxer dies in ring

Thais have reacted with shock and anger after a 13-year-old boxer died during a charity bout, reviving calls for a ban on fights between children in the brutal Muay Thai martial art. Thai boxing is hugely popular in the country and many fighters enter the sport at a young age in search of fame and fortune. But the involvement of ... Read More »

Messi returns with double but Barca lose at home

Lionel Messi scored twice on his eagerly-awaited return but La Liga leaders FC Barcelona were still left shell-shocked by a scintillating Real Betis side. They beat Barca at their own game of possession football to win 4-3 at the Nou Camp on Sunday. The club from Seville began the match in 16th place but produced an irresistible performance in becoming ... Read More »

Ighalo has rewarded my faith in him – Rohr

Technical adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, says Odion Ighalo has proved his critics wrong by scoring a hattrick in the team’s 4 – 0 whitewash of Libya at the Godswill Akpabio international stadium in Uyo on Saturday. The Franco-German trainer has faced massive crititisms from different sections of the football lovers in the country for sticking to play ... Read More »

Juventus back Rinaldo over rape charge

Juventus have thrown their support behind Cristiano Ronaldo in response to the rape allegations against him. A statement on Twitter reads: “Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus. “The events allegedly dating back to almost 10 years ago do not change this opinion, which is shared by anyone who ... Read More »

Why we lost to Raja Casablanca – Enyimba FC Coach

Enyimba FC of Aba Coach, Usman Abdullah, Wednesday night blamed his team’s 0-1 loss to visiting Raja Casablanca of Morocco in a continental encounter, on fatigue. Abdullah said during a post-match press briefing held at the Enyimba International FC Stadium complex that his boys were engaged close to the encounter and never had any rest. He said his team played ... Read More »

‘I fear Mikel wants to go the way of Victor Moses’

Former Super Eagles left back Ifeanyi Udeze has expressed fears about the absence of Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi from Nigeria’s squad to face Libya in the Group E, 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers later this month. Mikel was missing in Nigeria’s 3-0 win over Seychelles on September 8 in their match day 2 game away in Victoria. ... Read More »