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Kubo joins Mallorca on loan from Real

Real Madrid's Japan international Takefusa Kubo has joined fellow La Liga side Real Mallorca on loan for the remainder of the season, both clubs said on Thursday. "Mallorca's new signing is one of the most promising players in world football due to his bravery and his great quality with the ball at his feet," Mallorca

Butler named as new coach of Liberia

Former West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion midfielder Peter Butler has signed a one-year contract to coach Liberia three weeks before they begin their qualification campaign for the next World Cup. Butler, who has previously coached in Botswana, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand, takes over from Thomas Kojo. "I am very pleased to become the

Ex-Falcons star Chiejine is dead

Former Super Falcons attacking midfielder, Ifeanyichukwu Stephanie Chiejine is dead. The 36-year old was said to have died at about 10pm on Wednesday night after a brief Illness. She made history in 1999 when she became the youngest player ever to play at the Fifa Women’s World Cup.  The Super Falcons incidentally made it all the

Spurs’ Nkoudou seals Besiktas move

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal to sell French midfielder Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to Turkish Super League side Besiktas, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Having joined Spurs from Olympique de Marseille in 2016, Nkoudou struggled to make an impact at the north London club. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but British media reported

Ghana striker Agogo dies at age 40

Former Nottingham Forest and Ghana striker Junior Agogo died in a London hospital on Thursday. He was 40. Agogo, who netted 12 goals in 27 appearances for the Black Stars, suffered from a stroke in 2015, three years into retirement. The striker's career highlight came in the 2008 African Cup of Nations, a tournament Ghana hosted,

Sanusi tasks F/Eagles, Falconets to go for AAG gold

The Nigeria Football Federation General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has challenged the U20 boys’ and girls’ national teams to go for gold medals in the football events of the ongoing 12th All-Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco. Paul Aigbogun’s wards were forced to a 1-1 draw by their counterparts from Burkina Faso in their opening match of

NFF mourns the passing of Obaseki

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed shock over the death on the morning of Sunday, August 18, 2019 of a former chairman of the Nigeria Premier League and 2nd vice president of the NFF, Oyuki Jackson Obaseki. The 75-year old breathed his last on Sunday in Benin City, having left his giant footprints in

Cole announces retirement, targets coaching career

Former Arsenal and Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole, a three-time Premier League winner, has announced his retirement from professional football. Cole, who won 107 England caps and enjoyed a spell in Serie A with Roma and played MLS football with LA Galaxy, is now targeting a career in coaching. The 38-year-old came through the ranks at Arsenal and

De Bruyne prefers old school but OK with VAR

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has no problem with Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in the Premier League but said he was an "old school" player who preferred matches to flow without too many interruptions. Champions City had a late goal from striker Gabriel Jesus ruled out for handball by a VAR review as they

Bruce ready to face flak after poor Newcastle start

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce said he was ready to take criticism following Saturday's 3-1 Premier League defeat by promoted Norwich City which left his team with two defeats in as many games. Norwich's Finland striker Teemu Pukki grabbed a hat-trick as they sealed victory in their first home game back in the English top flight