A good point for Marseille
Published: April 30, 2010
Ligue 1 leaders Marseille’s run of seven consecutive league victories was brought to a halt away to second-placed Auxerre on Friday in a scoreless Week 35 clash that sees OM maintain their five-point lead atop the table with just three matches left to play.With five points separating the two sides as they walked ...
AKINFENWA open to new deal
Published: April 30, 2010
Northampton Town striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has hinted that he could commit to the club at the end of the season.Akinfenwa has netted 16 goals so far this term and has helped the Cobblers to within grasp of a play-off place in League Two.The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer and speculation has mounted that h...
Brisbane Road,East London to host Eagles,Colombia match
Published: April 30, 2010
The home ground of English League One club Leyton Orient with a capacity of 9,271 will stage Nigeria’s World Cup warm-up match against Colombia on May 30. Officials disclosed that final documentation for the match have been completed and filed with the England FA. The Brisbane Road Stadium, which is off...
LAGERBACK banning wives and girlfriends
Published: April 30, 2010
No players' wives or girlfriends will be allowed into the Eagles camp when the mundial kicks off,the Swedish newspaper,Expressen reports on its website.Edwin Lagerback has set strict rules before and during the World Cup for Nigeria's national team.The former Sweden coach wants discipline among the 23 men he'll be taki...
The sprinklers were a mistake- Barcelona CEO
Published: April 30, 2010
Joan Oliver, CEO of Barcelona, apologized on behalf of the board of the club for the launch of the sprinklers in the Nou Camp while teammates of the parent club of Obiora Nwankwo and Joel Chukwuma,Inter Milan, celebrated their qualification for the Champions League final.   "It has opened an investigation to ...
King CARLOS names South Africa 29 man squad for World Cup
Published: April 30, 2010
Benni McCarthy, Siyabonga Nomvete, Bernard Parker and Katlego Mphela have cracked the nod as Bafana Bafana's preliminary World Cup forwards.The quartet were named as part of coach Carlos Alberto Parreira's penultimate squad for the global showpiece, which kicks off on June 11.McCarthy has been in poor form since his mo...
LAGERBACK insists on new World Cup base
Published: April 30, 2010
Nigeria will pick a new training base in South Africa for the World Cup after a meeting with the FIFA officials on Friday, top officials have announced.Nigeria coach, Lars Lagerback, has dismissed suggestions that the team put up at the Zimbali Lodge and would rather have the Waterfront Hotel in Richards Bay serve as t...
Official:OBASI has a new goalkeeper for next season
Published: April 30, 2010
Chinedu Obasi has a new team mate at the club for next season after his club,TSG Hoffenheim unveiled their first new signing for next season.Hoffenheim  secured the services of goalkeeper Tom Starke,on a free transfer from MSV Duisburg.He signed a contract which will expire in 2013.He replaces former national te...
Van Nistelrooy backing Fulham to win Europa league
Published: April 30, 2010
FORMER Manchester United frontman Ruud Van Nistelrooy  has backed Fulham for Europa League glory.The Hamburg hitman had never lost at Craven Cottage before last night, and had a prolific goalscoring record against the Whites, with 10 in nine games during his time at Old Trafford.But the Dutchman was kept quiet by ...
HOULLIER rejects MARTINS Wolfsburg
Published: April 30, 2010
The French daily sports newspaper,L'Equipe reports that Gerard Houllier has rejected an approach by current German Champions,Wolfsburg to be the new manager.Houllier has claimed ''personal reasons'' for not accepting the lucrative offer of a club that plays in an attractive league.The general manager of Wolfsburg,Diete...
Fulham may qualify for Europe even if they lose final
Published: April 30, 2010
Fulham's progress to the Europa League final has given relegated Burnley an unexpected boost.Should Roy Hodgson's side lift the trophy they would qualify as holders next season, meaning Burnley would be in pole position to take any European place allocated through the Fair Play League.And if England finishes the season...
South Africa Bantwana Prepare For Nigeria
Published: April 30, 2010
The South African under 17 National Women’s Team (Bantwana) will play against Nigeria on Saturday (1 May) in a second leg qualifier of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The return fixture will be played at the Oppenheimer Stadium in the North West Province, and kick-off is at 16:00 Nigerian time.The team has...
South Korea name Preliminary Squad For South Africa
Published: April 30, 2010
2002 and 2006 World Cup veterans Seol Ki-hyeon and Lee Chun-soo have been omitted from South Korea’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2010 World Cup while Ahn Jung-hwan makes the grade.There were, however, few surprises in the list named by head coach Huh Jung-moo in Seoul on Friday and all 23 players who made th...
KENNEDY IGBOANANIKE gives Djurgarden victory
Published: April 30, 2010
Kennedy Igboananike's flying header six minutes from time was enough to hand Djurgarden a 1-0 win over Mjallby in a Swedish first division match decided last night.Before the goal,the over 5,000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm had nothing to cheer about.It was a counter attack by the Royal Canals in the ...
MIKEL back to training
Published: April 30, 2010
Mikel Obi has returned to training after he suffered a slight knee tear during Chelsea's 2-1 defeat by Tottenham penultimate week.But Mikel has since started recuperation, though working in isolation rather than with the rest of the squad. Mikel, who turned 23 last week did some jogging and sharpness exercises.Mikel su...