African Cup of Nations winner Ivory Coast rose eight places to No. 20 in the monthly FIFA rankings, with Germany remaining No. 1. Facebook® Account Sign Up. Join for Free Today! Facebook Sponsor  Australia soared 37 places to No. 63 following its Asian Cup title as host nation last month. Still, neither continental...
A riot broke out on Sunday night outside of a major football game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said. The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead of a match between Egyptian Premier League...
Tunisia are facing heavy punishment after their players attacked the referee at the end of Saturday's African Nations Cup quarter-final loss to Equatorial Guinea. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will discuss the incident on Monday after watching video footage, officials said. Referee Seechurn Rajindraprasad of Mauritius was attacked by incensed...
Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been stripped of an honorary degree awarded to him by Strathclyde University in 2012, the Scottish institution announced on Monday. "We have revoked the honorary degree awarded to Oscar Pistorius following his conviction for culpable homicide," said a spokesman from the university. Pistorius, 28, was jailed...
Argentina captain Lionel Messi has given the strongest hint yet he could consider leaving Barcelona, saying in an interview published in Ole newspaper on Tuesday "things can change a lot in soccer". The four-times World Player of the Year, who joined Barca's academy at the age of 13, has not...
Local Nigerian squash players Babatunde Ajagbe and Adewale Amao, the World No.177 and No.467, will carry home hopes into the quarter-finals of the Lagos International Squash Classic, PSA International 25 event, after progressing through the first round at the expense of the tournament's number three and four seeds.   Ajagbe, the...
Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State has nullified the election into the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation held on September 30. The election, which was held in Warri, Delta State, produced the Delta State Football Association Chairman, Amaju Pinnick, as President. Pinnick...
Nissan is proud to announce Yaya Touré, three-time African Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League winner, as its newest global ambassador. The Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder has agreed to a deal which will see him work alongside Nissan’s global UEFA Champions League and Orange Africa...
Nigeria face yet another ban and the possibility of expulsion from the African Nations Cup if they continue to uphold the results of disputed elections last week, FIFA warned on Wednesday. Nigeria have until Monday to restore to power Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Aminu Maigari, deposed in an...
The headquarters of the Nigeria Football federation in the Wuse Zone 7 District of Abuja has been gutted by fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but the Federation’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, confirmed the incident. Mr. Olajire, who said he was just arriving the...
Manchester United has banned fans from bringing tablets and laptops to football matches at its stadium. The club said it was reacting to "security intelligence", adding the restriction was in line with new checks on electronic equipment at airports. It said that unlike at airports, it would be "impractical" at the...
Minister of Sports Dr. Tanmmy Danagogo,  warmly received by Mr. Paul DePace, the President of the International Wheelchair and Amputees Sports (IWAS), World Junior Championships, at Stoke Mandeville,  United Kingdom, where he  represented  President Goodluck Jonathan. The event kicked off, Sunday Evening, August 3, 2014 ‎ and several Nigerian athletes...
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has offered Stephen Keshi an improved contract of N7million naira a month (over $44,000) a top official told africanFootball.com. In his first contract, which expired after the World Cup, the former Super Eagles captain earned five million naira monthly and has now demanded twice that...
Outgoing Super Eagles’ Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, and his technical crew members’ future with the national team will be deliberated on as the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) meets in Abuja on Thursday. The move is aimed at appointing a substantive coach for the Super Eagles ahead...
The 50-year-old succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari to return for his second stint with the Selecao after a largely successful four years in charge between 2006 and 2010 Brazil’s football federation (CBF) has confirmed the appointment of Dunga as the new Brazil coach. The 1994 World Cup-winning captain returns for what will...
Netherlands striker Arjen Robben will stay with Bayern Munich rather than taking the opportunity to follow national coach Louis van Gaal to Manchester United, he has told Dutch television station NOS. The Dutch dream of winning the World Cup for the first time ended with a semi-final defeat on penalties...
Manchester City moved to the brink of the Premier League title with an emphatic 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday as Edin Dzeko scored twice to leave them needing just a point from the final game of the season. Dzeko's double midway through the second half relieved the pressure...