Published in Foreign Written by August 04 2015 0

Fifa President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on yesterday, seven months before he will be replaced as the head of soccer's governing body, IOC President Thomas Bach said yesterday.Blatter would ordinarily have been re-elected for another eight-year term as a procedural matter at the ongoing IOC Session in Malaysia, along with more than a dozen other members, but would be required to stand down when he left Fifa at the end of February.

Published in Foreign Written by July 29 2015 0

Norwich City have agreed to sign Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on a season-long loan deal.

The 22-year-old, who signed a new five-year contract with the Reds in May, is likely to complete the move in the next couple of days.

Published in Foreign Written by July 29 2015 0

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hoping his side will be in a good position to challenge for the Premier League title when the 2015/16 season begins on August 8. 

City will open their campaign with an away game to West Brom on Monday August  10.

Published in Foreign Written by July 29 2015 0

Chelsea full-back Filipe Luis has rejoined Atletico Madrid, one year after his move to Stamford Bridge. 

Published in Foreign Written by July 29 2015 0

Arturo Vidal says Bayern Munich provide him with the "best opportunity" of winning the Champions League after completing his €40 million move from Juventus.

Vidal - who has signed a contract until 2019 at the Allianz Arena - was part of theJuventus side who were beaten by Barcelona in the final of the competition back in May, while Bayern were knocked out of the tournament in the semi-finals at the hands of the Catalans.

Published in Foreign Written by July 29 2015 0

Marseille have announced that they have agreed a deal to sign former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby.

The 29-year-old was released by Arsenal at the end of last season after nine years at the London club in which his progress was severely hampered by injuries.

Published in Foreign Written by July 29 2015 0

Jose Mourinho has accused Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez of "destroying the best team in Europe" when the Spaniard replaced him at Inter Milan in 2010.

The Chelsea boss spoke after Benitez's wife joked her husband was "tidying up" another Mourinho "mess" at Real.

Published in local Written by July 28 2015 0

Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile will play no part in Monaco’s UEFA Champions League first leg third qualifying round clash against Swiss side BSC Young Boys today.

The 26-year-old was not listed in the 21-man squad that touched down at Berne yesterday afternoon for the game, according to a report on Monaco’s official website.

Published in Foreign Written by July 28 2015 0

The best of Nigerian athletes will fight to book a place in the country’s team to the IAAF world championships and the All Africa Games when they meet, at the All Nigeria Championships starting in Warri from tomorrow.

For former world and Olympic champion, Maurice Greene says it will be a tough contest, as the top athletes are prepared to display their best performances in a bid to earn a place in the team.

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