Football

Sunshine Stars return to Akure after sanction

The Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure are set for the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League season as they have returned to their own stadium in Akure, the Ondo State capital where they would be playing their home matches after serving a ban.

Schalke keen on signing Chelsea’s Baba Rahman

Schalke are keen on securing a deal for Chelsea defender Baba Rahman in the January transfer window.

Sevilla keen on loan deal for Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi

Sevilla are interested in a six-month loan deal for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

World Cup: How Super Eagles can soar in Russia – Oparaku

Former Nigerian international, Mobi Oparaku, has tipped the Super Eagles to qualify for the quarterfinals at Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Philippe Coutinho completes 160-million-euro Barcelona move

Philippe Coutinho officially joined Barcelona on Monday, completing a move from Liverpool thought to be worth 160 million euros ($192 million), making it the third richest transfer in history.

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell admits six child sex offences

Former football coach Barry Bennell has pleaded guilty to six child sex offences.

Barca new signing Philippe Coutinho out for three weeks

Barcelona record signing Philippe Coutinho will be out for weeks after it was confirmed he has an injury in his right thigh.

RB Leipzig resist Liverpool’s attempts to get Naby Keita in January

Liverpool agreed a deal with Leipzig in August of last year worth £66.4m (€75m) for Keita to come to Anfield on July 1, 2018.

Barcelona unveil €160m Philippe Coutinho today

Philippe Coutinho is to be officially unveiled as a Barcelona player on Monday as he completes a €160m ($192m) move — the third richest in history — that he described as “a dream come true”.

Arsenal, Manchester City interested in West Brom captain Evans

Arsenal and Manchester City have made contact with West Brom about the potential signing of Jonny Evans.

Ola Aina, other lesser known Africans shine in FA Cup

The FA Cup third round in England gave lesser known Africans a chance to shine at the weekend as no established Premier League stars scored.

Manchester City need trophies to be ‘big club’ – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must match Manchester United and Liverpool by winning trophies in order to become one of the game's giants -- and dazzling football is not enough.

Paulo Dybala not a target for Paris Saint-Germain – Nasser Al-Khelaifi

Juventus star Paulo Dybala is not a transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain, according to club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Borussia Dortmund may sign sprint legend Usain Bolt

Sprint legend Usain Bolt said Sunday that he hopes to still see his dream of becoming a professional footballer come true when he undergoes a trial at German top-flight club Borussia Dortmund.

Antonio Conte backs Ross Barkley for England World Cup role

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to help new signing Ross Barkley claim a place in England's World Cup squad even though he has not played since May due to a hamstring injury.

Ross Barkley’s World Cup hopes improved after Chelsea switch – Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard believes Ross Barkley will be able to use his £15 million move from Everton to Chelsea to make him a better player with the World Cup coming up this summer.

I didn’t want to be a coach – Salisu Yusuf

CHAN Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has revealed that originally he did not wish to be a coach after injury cut short a promising playing career.

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘stole’ my Ballon d’Or – Franck Ribery

The Bayern Munich star said that it is “incomprehensible” that Cristiano Ronaldo picked up the prize that season after he had enjoyed such a formidable season with the Bundesliga club.

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Matthijs de Ligt denies Cristiano Ronaldo influenced €75 million Juventus move

Matthijs de Ligt insists his €75 million (£68m/$84m) move to Juventus was driven by personal ambition, with Cristiano Ronaldo having no influence on his decision to head for Italy.
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Arsenal agree deal with Saint Etienne to sign William Saliba

Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Saint-Etienne to sign defender William Saliba
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Bayelsa guber: Timi Alaibe deserves to be governor – PDP chieftain

As the race to the Creek Haven hots up, a chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Bayelsa State, Hon. Seikapatimi Ituamokumo, has said that Mr. Timi Alaibe deserved to succeed Governor Seriake Dickson.
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Afcon: Nigerians express mixed views over Gernot Rohr’s future as Super Eagles coach

Some football enthusiasts in Awka, Anambra, on Thursday expressed mixed reactions on the future of Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, with the team.
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Janet Jackson performs in Saudi concert after Nicki Minaj pulled out

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent and Chris Brown were among artists who performed Thursday at a concert in Saudi Arabia that rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out of citing human rights concerns.