Saturday, July 22, 2017

Chelsea confirm Alvaro Morata capture from Real Madrid

Alvaro Morata, Chelsea FC
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. Morata had been expected to join Manchester United but that deal fell through when they signed Romelu Lukaku instead. The 24-year-old Spain forward was pictured saying goodbye to his teammates and manager earlier in the week. Morata said: ‘I am so happy to be here. It’s an incredible emotion to be...

Caf enlarges executive committee

CAF , Ahmad
The size of the Confederation of African Football's executive committee has effectively increased from 15 to 23 following a change in statutes. Caf's highest decision-making body used to be made up of 15 members, plus African members of the Fifa Council. Since the Fifa Council members were co-opted onto the Caf board, they had no voting rights. But a vote to change...

Rangers slammed with further Sanctions, General Manager Chukwu Suspended

Chukwu Christian, Enugu Rangers
The League Management Company have suspended Enugu Rangers General Manager Christian Chukwu from "all NPFL activities with immediate effect," the body announced on Friday. Chukwu’s suspension is in connection with the recent arrest of the club's former coach Imama Amapakabo over a pay dispute. Amapakabo, who won the League title with the Flying Antelopes last season, was arrested after he failed...

Godfrey Oboabona Joins Saudi Arabian Club Al Ahli

Godfrey Oboabona
Godfrey Oboabona has signed a one-year contract deal with Saudi Arabian football club Al Ahli Jeddah. The 26-year-old defender played for Rizespor last season, but they were relegated from the Turkish Super Lig. Oboabona has now joined three-time Saudi league champions, who have never been relegated from the top flight in the Saudi Arabian league. Al Ahli finished as runners-up in the...

CAF Assembly set 70-year Age Limit for Executive Committee Positions

CAF Extra Ordinary General Assembly , Age Limit
Caf's Extraordinary General Assembly on Friday have recommended an age limit of 70 for any elective position in its Executive Committee. The age limit recommendation was deliberated at the an Extra-Ordinary General Assembly on Friday after a series of reform were put forward at an earlier symposium in Rabat Morocco. CAF has placed an age limit of 70 for any Executive Committee position. Once...

Man United’s 2017/18 Third Kit designed by 21-year-old Fan

Man United third kit
Imagine you having to design your favorite NPFL club's 2017/18 season jersey. Better yet, imagine the Nigeria Football Federation picked your concept for the next line of national team jerseys. Well, that was the situation at Old Trafford, after Manchester United unveiled their new alternative kit, which was actually designed by a fan of the club. In a very complicated selection process, 21-year-old...

CAF President Ahmad, Samoura insist Nigeria has key role in change agenda

Ahmad , CAF
CAF President Ahmad and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura have at different fora in Rabat, Morocco affirmed that Nigeria has become a strong player in international football politics and therefore has a key role in driving the new vision of the Confederation of African Football. A two-day symposium on the future of the African game ended in the Moroccan capital...

Leicester City teammates warn wantaway Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez
Algerian star, Riyad Mahrez will not be allowed to down tools while he is with Leicester City. The club’s players have made the £50m winger, who wants to leave the Foxes, well aware of the consequences should he not give his all, according to midfielder Andy King. ‘Riyad is aware as anyone that if no one comes in then he is...

2019 Africa Cup of Nations Expanded to 24 Teams, Dates Changed

Africa Cup of Nations
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is set to be held in the summer months as the tournament is expanded to involve 24 nations. According to BBC Sport, the move will stop the competition clashing with European leagues due to scheduling issues. The Confederation of African Football confirmed the changes on Thursday. The competition has traditionally been held in January and...

Rangers ordered to pay Sacked Amapakabo over ₦16.7M

Imama Amapakabo, Enugu Rangers
Rangers International FC and the club Secretary, Elder Joseph Onwukwe have been charged with infractions of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Rules and Framework in the course of mediation proceedings in the dispute between the club and its former coach, Imama Amapakabo. The League Management Company (LMC) has subsequently levied sanctions on the club and the official with Rangers...