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Ideye Joins Champions League-Bound Olympiacos

Brown Ideye Returned Against Aston Villa on Saturday. Image: Getty.

Nigeria international striker Brown Ideye has completed a permanent transfer from West Bromwich Albion to Greek club Olympiacos. The 26-year-old arrived at the Hawthorns for a then-club record fee of £10m in July 2014 and made 31 appearances in all competitions for Albion, scoring seven times. Both Olympiacos and West ... Read More »

Liverpool Sign Nigeria Youth International Awoniyi

Taiwo Awoniyi Scored Twice as Dream Team VI Clinch All-Africa Games Slot. Image: AFP.

Liverpool FC have completed the signing of youth international Taiwo Awoniyi. The 20-year-old, signed from Imperial Academy, has immediately been loaned to Bundesliga II side FSV Frankfurt. He told the Premier League club’s official website: “This is the biggest club in the world and I’m privileged to be here. “I’ll ... Read More »

US Open: 7th Seed Ivanovic Out as Radwanska Cruises into 2nd RND

Ekaterina Makarova Made a Light Work of Her 1st Round Match at the U.S. Open to Maintain Her Progress. Image: twitter/USOpen.

Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic kissed the dust too early at the U.S. Open after falling to the wits and grits of Dominika Cibulkova. Agniezska Radwanska cruised into the second round of the U.S. Open with straight sets win over teenage debutante Katerina Siniakova. The 15th seed won 81% of points on ... Read More »

Fabio Borini Joins Sunderland from Liverpool

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Sunderland have pulled a transfer coup to land Liverpool forward Fabio Borini. The Black Cats have agreed to pay a fee that could rise to £10m – plus add-ons – to the Merseyside outfit, beating off interests from Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Watford. Borini, 24, was at the Stadium of ... Read More »

Man Utd’s Januzaj Joins Dortmund on a Season-Long Loan

Januzaj Races to the Sideline After Scoring United's Second Goal Against West Ham

Manchester United have loaned midfielder Adnan Januzaj to Borussia Dortmund until 30 July, 2016. Januzaj, who will wear the shirt No, 9 at the Westfalenstadion, has signed a season-long loan with the German club after making two appearances for United this season with a match-winning goal away to Aston Villa ... Read More »

Man Utd’s Chicharito in Talks With Leverkusen

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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is in advanced talks with Bayer Leverkusen. According to Sky Sports, a deal in the region of £9m is currently been discussed by the two clubs but an agreement has yet to be reached. Hernandez spent last season on loan at Real Madrid and scored ... Read More »

De Bruyne Joins City for a Club Record Fee

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Manchester City have completed the signing of Kevin De Bruyne from Wolsfburg on a six-year deal. The 24-year-old Belgium international becomes the fourth high-profile arrival at the Etihad Stadium after Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Nicolas Otamendi. De Bruyne’s deal is worth £54.5m, which is second to only the £59.7m ... Read More »

Wanyama Misses Kenya Trip Amid Continued Spurs Interest

Victor Wanyama Could Be Out for Weeks. Image: Getty.

Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama has not made the journey to join up with his international team-mates for next weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier as planned on Monday morning. The 24-year-old is said to have asked to leave Premier League club Southampton FC, with a potential move to Tottenham Hotspur ... Read More »

Man Utd Set To Sign Monaco Striker Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial to Join Man Utd for 36 Million Pounds. Image: Getty.

Manchester United are set to make Anthony Martial their sixth signing of the summer after the striker was given permission to leave France’s national team to sign a contract with the Premier League club. The Monaco striker, who scored eight goals in 31 Ligue 1 matches last season, has been ... Read More »

Injured Sharapova Out of US Open

Maria Sharapova was Looking to End a 15-Match Losing Streak against Serena Williams in the Australian Open Final. Image: Getty via Tennis Australia.

Russia’s Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the 2015 US Open because of a leg injury. Sharapova, who was due to start her campaign against 36th-ranked Australian Daria Gavrilova on Monday evening, has been replaced by countrywoman Daria Kasatkina. “Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years ... Read More »

Champ Oguchi Named 2015 Afrobasket MVP

Chamberlain Oguchi Salute

Nigeria’s shooting guard, Chamberlain ‘champ’ Oguchi, claimed the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the 2015 Afrobasket after the country’s victory over Angola on Sunday. The 29-year-old new Anwil Wlocklawek recruit in the Polish Basketball League finished the tournament with an accumulated tally of 116 points and 23 rebounds to ... Read More »

Basketball: D’Tigers Win Maiden African Championship

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The Nigeria senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, grounded out a 74-65 win over Angola to claim their first-ever Afrobasket success in Rades, Tunisia, on Sunday. They came into the championship match knowing an end to a nine-game winless run against the Angolans was sacrosanct and, aside a slow opening seven ... Read More »

Video: D’Tigers Beat Senegal to Advance to Afrobasket Final

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Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball national team, D’Tigers, are through to the championship match of the 2015 Afribasket after an 88-79 win over Senegal. Chamberlain Oguchi was, for the umpteenth time at this year’s tournament, Nigeria’s saving grace, raking in 28 points to fire his country into their fourth ever final ... Read More »

Man Utd Bid New West Brom Signing Evans Farewells

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse Clash in the First Half of Newcastle's 1-0 Home Defeat By Manchester United. Image: Getty.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has joined West Bromwich Albion on a four-year contract. The centre-half made 198 appearances (19 as a substitute) for United and scored seven goals. A product of the Red Devils’ academy, Evans made his debut for the Manchester club in a League Cip clash with ... Read More »

Sterling Scores as City Continue Perfect Premier League Start

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Manchester City retained their 100% start to the Premier League season with a confident 2-0 win at home to Watford. Raheem Sterling opened his league account for the hosts and Fernadinho took his tally to two this season after another sublime finish at the Etihad stadium. City named an unchanged ... Read More »

Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester: Verdy Rescues a Point for Foxes

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson Celebrates His Fourth Goal in as Many Matches against Leicester City. Image: Getty.

Striker Jarmy Verdy scored to help Leicester City share the spoils at Bournemouth on Sunday. Callum Wilson’s opened scoring for the Vitality Stadium hosts via a superb overhead kick but every effort for a first home Premier League win for the newcomers fizzled out few minutes to the referee’s whistle. ... Read More »

Liverpool 0-3 West Ham: Reds Stunned by Hammers at Home

Manuel Lanzini Celebrates Scoring for West Ham at Liverpool. Image: Getty.

A blistering start culminated in a stunning 3-0 victory for West Ham United at Liverpool on Saturday Philipe Coutinho and Mark Noble saw red for hosts Liverpool and West Ham respectively as both sides ended the game with ten men. The home side named an unchanged 11 from Monday night’s ... Read More »

Chelsea 1-2 Palace: EPL Champions Suffer 2nd Defeat of the Season

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Bakary Sako scored and provided an assist for Joel Ward as Crystal Palace recorded their first win at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League era on Sunday. Falcao scored for Chelsea but his celebration lasted for less than two minutes as every dream of a Chelsea resurgence were sniffed off ... Read More »

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal: Gunners Outlast Ten-Man Magpies

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Celebrates With Team-Mates after Watching Fabricio Coloccinin Deflect His Shot for Arsenal Goal at Newcastle. Image: Getty.

Fabricio Coloccini’s own goal handed Arsenal their second win of the Premier League season away to ten-man Newcastle on Saturday. Newcastle had to defend in numbers without having a single shot on target after losing Aleksandar Mitrovic to a straight red card with just 16 minutes of the time being ... Read More »

Solomon Kwambe & Prince Aggreh Among Six Home-Based Stars for Tanzania

Solomon Kwambe Dodges a Challenge from a Zimbabwean Opponent During the Third Place Match Between Both Teams.

Six players from the Glo Premier League have been selected to join forces with 18 of their oversees-based colleagues for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Tanzania. Both selected players from the domestic league and other invited foreign-based professionals are expected to be back for resumption ... Read More »