Archive | February 2015

Parma game called off over strike threat….

Parma fans

Italian side Parma have had their Serie A match at Genoa on Sunday called off after players threatened to strike over unpaid wages.

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English Premier League Fixtures….

Saturday 28 February:

West Ham v Crystal Palace 1:45 pm

Burnley v Swansea 4 pm

Man Utd v Sunderland 4 pm

Newcastle v Aston Villa 4 pm

Stoke v Hull 4 pm

West Brom v Southampton 4 pm

Sunday 1 March:

Liverpool v Man City 4 pm

Arsenal v Everton 4 pm

Tuesday 3 March:

Aston Villa v West Brom 8:45 pm

Hull v Sunderland 8:45 pm

Southampton v Crystal Palace 8:45 pm

Wednesday 4 March:

Man City v Leicester 8:45 pm

Newcastle v Man Utd 8:45 pm

QPR v Arsenal 8:45 pm

Stoke v Everton 8:45 pm

Tottenham v Swansea 8:45 pm

West Ham v Chelsea 8:45 pm

Liverpool v Burnley 9 pm

*Time = Nigerian

 

2015 Europa League last 16 draw….

The draw was made today and the games will hold on 12 and 19 March, 2015.

Everton v Dynamo Kiev
Zenit Saint Petersburg v Torino
Villarreal v Sevilla
Club Brugge v Besiktas
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v Ajax
Wolfsburg v Inter Milan
Napoli v Dynamo Moscow
Fiorentina v Roma

 

Chelsea FC sign £40m shirt deal….

Chelsea have announced their largest ever commercial deal with Yokohama Rubber, reportedly worth £40m-a-year. Yokohama Rubber, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, has signed a five-year deal beginning from the 2015-16 season and their logo will appear on all the Blues’ shirts from the first team to their youth teams.

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2015 African U-17 Championship update….

 

2nd Semifinal; Thursday 26 February:

Mali 2 – 1 Guinea

Sekou Koita opened scoring for Mali in the 25th minute while Aboubacar Touré equalized for Guinea in the 51st minute. Aly Malle made it 2 – 1 for Guinea in the 53rd minute.

Third Place Match; Sunday 1 March:

Nigeria Vs Guinea 4 pm

Final Match; Sunday 1 March:

South Africa Vs Mali 7 pm

Player threatened at gunpoint….

A player with a Serbian top flight club was threatened by the team’s own supporters at gunpoint after missing a penalty, the world players’ union FIFPro said. Two days after Novi Pazar’s Zarko Udovicic hit an 85th minute penalty over the crossbar against FK Rad, FIFPro said several hooligans burst into the dressing-room at the club’s training ground, drew a gun and held it in Udovicic’s face. It is “a new low in Serbian professional football”, said FIFPro. Meanwhile, Udovicic has since left the club.

Getafe Coach quits….

Getafe coach Quique Sanchez Flores unexpectedly quit the La Liga club, citing ‘personal reasons’. “I want to communicate to you my decision today to stand down as Getafe coach,” Sanchez Flores told Spanish media. “It is a personal decision, the product of deep reflection which will allow me to avoid situations which at the time did not make me happy.” Getafe are 13th in La Liga, four points above the relegation zone.

Golden Eaglets fall to South Africa….

Nigeria U17 0-1 South Africa U17: Khanyisa Mayo cages Golden Eaglets

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria lost 1 -0 to South Africa in yesterday’s first semi final match at the ongoing African U-17 Championship in Niger. Khanyisa Mayo’s 26th minute goal was enough to secure South Africa a place in the final match. Nigeria will now play in the 3rd place match. All teams in the semi finals have all qualified for U-17 world cup coming later in the year.

 

Alonso leaves hospital….

Fernando alonso

McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has left hospital in Barcelona on Wednesday, three days after crashing in pre-season testing. Alonso pictured above is thankfully looking well.

Oscar Pistorius challenges prosecutors’ appeal….

Oscar Pistorius pictured on 17 October 2014

Lawyers for jailed South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius have launched a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges, BBC reports. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in December that prosecutors could appeal against the acquittal. She had sentenced Pistorius to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter. Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. He said he mistook her for a burglar, while prosecutors argued that he shot her after a row at his upmarket home in the capital, Pretoria. The double amputee athlete was acquitted by Judge Masipa of both premeditated murder and the lesser murder charge of dolus eventualis, also known as common-law murder. In South African law, this charge applies if the accused knew they might kill someone but still went ahead with their course of action.

Champions League Results….

Tuesday February 24:

Juventus 2 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City 1 – 2 Barcelona

Wednesday February 25:

Arsenal 1 – 3 Monaco

Bayer Leverkusen 1 – 0 Athletico Madrid

Current ATP Men’s World Rankings….

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Top ten tennis player in the world as announced today 23rd February 2015.

Rank Name Points
1 Novak Djokovic 13045
2 Roger Federer 9205
3 Andy Murray 5460
4 Rafael Nadal 5425
5 Kei Nishikori 5205
6 Milos Raonic 4980
7 Stan Wawrinka 4595
8 Tomas Berdych 4460
9 David Ferrer 4185
10 Grigor Dimitrov 3465

Dream Team VI crushes Gabon U-23 in Libreville….

Gabon U23 1-4 Nigeria U23: Junior Ajayi brace gives Siasia's team crucial away win

Nigeria U23 (Dream Team VI) spanked hosts Gabon U23 4-1 in the first leg first round of the 2015 All African Games qualifier played in Libreville on Saturday. A brace from Junior Ajayi plus strikes from Oghenekaro Etebo and Junior Ajayi were all Coach Samson Siasia’s team needed to get a comfortable away win in Gabon.

Lobi Stars appoint Tenger as Technical Adviser….

Lobi Stars of Makurdi have announced coach Justin Tenger as new technical adviser barely two weeks to the start of the 2014/15 Nigeria Professional Football League season.  The Markudi Bombers said the appointment of the former Akwa United gaffer was on the careful consideration of Tenger’s legendary track records as a seasoned coach, ‘goal’ reports.  Tenger who previously coached at Niger Tornadoes, Gombe United, Wikki Tourists and Kwara United joins the Markudi outift on his return from a season-long sabbatical since he parted ways with the Promise Keepers in 2013. “We are pleased to announce the arrival of Justin Tenger as Technical Adviser of Lobi Stars,” the club announced through its official twitter page.  “Lobi Stars general manager and former Nigeria international, Barnabas Imenger, announced Tenger’s engagement as technical adviser for the 2014/15 season.  “As part of the on-going effort to re-position the team for the upcoming NPFL season, the management has decided to appoint a seasoned hand,” it concluded.