Guardiola Charged By UEFA For Wearing T-Shirts (See Why)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA after wearing a t-shirt in a news conference before Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Porto demanding justice for a journalist who died during the World Cup. Argentine sports reporter Jorge Lopez, known as ‘Topo’, was killed in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo in July in a road accident during last year’s tournament. Guardiola wore a t-shirt with the slogan ‘#JusticiaParaTopo’ ahead of Bayern’s 6-1 quarter-final, second leg win and was charged on Wednesday by European soccer’s governing body for an “incident of…

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Football: Keshi Signs Two-Year Extension As Nigeria Coach

Stephen Keshi on Tuesday agreed to a new two-year contract to coach Nigeria’s national men’s football team, ending months of uncertainty and speculation over his future. Some opposed extending Keshi’s tenure as the Super Eagles coach after they failed to qualify for the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Talks on a renewal also stalled in February when Keshi described Nigeria’s extension offer as a “slave contract”. But the 53-year-old called for a fresh start on Tuesday at an official signing ceremony, saying any lingering bitterness needed to…

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NFF President Finally Confirms Keshi’s New Deal

Pinnick has assured that the protracted drama between Stephen Keshi and the NFF will come to an end this week President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has confirmed Pulse Sports report that Stephen Keshi will sign as Super Eagles coach this week. The Super Eagles have been without a coach for 10 months and although the general-secretary of the NFF, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed assured that the NFF will unveil Keshi on Friday, April 17, there was no show at the Glass House as the President was not…

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South Africa to Host Anti-Xenophobia Friendly Football Matches

South Africa’s national team, Bafana Bafana, will play two international friendly matches against neighbouring countries in a bid to sensitise the public on the evils of xenophobia. Xenophobic attacks by South Africans against foreigners, particularly those of African descent has badly dented the image of the country in recent days, theSouth African Football Association (SAFA) announced on Sunday. “We want to use the two high-profile international friendly matches as an instrument to unite this continent. What has been happening in the past few days have really left most people in…

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Stephen Keshi Apologizes To Nigerians For All the Pains He Caused Nigeria

Stephen Keshi has apologised to Nigerians over his protracted contract talks with the country’s football federation. A very sober coach Keshi in an exclusive interview with AfricanFootball.com also apologised personally to NFF president Amaju Pinnick and entire executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation. “I have used the last few weeks for a deep sober reflections and I have realised that I have made mistakes,” he said.  I want to sincerely apologise first to Nigerians. Even though I did it when we failed to qualify for the AFCON. But no…

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Manchester United Are Better Than City – Van Gaal

The Dutchman says fans can brag about their superiority over their local rivals after Sunday’s 4-2 victory in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford United moved four points clear of City with a sixth league win in a row as Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling scored in a dominant performance. City sit fourth in the table and Van Gaal dedicated his first Manchester derby win to the club’s supporters. “You are playing for the fans. In the beginning of the season, it was not so fantastic…

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NFF Approves Keshi’s Reappointment

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that it has approved the contract tabled before coach Stephen Keshi. NFF president Amaju Pinnick speaking to newsmen in, Uyo, Akwa Ibom on Wednesday revealed that the 53-year-old- though has yet to sign the dotted lines- now has a new two-year contract approved. “Keshi has not yet signed a new contract (as Nigeria coach). We had an executive committee meeting of the NFF (on Wednesday) and the technical committee submitted a report on Keshi’s contract situation,” Pinnick said. “The contract has been approved…

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I Was Better Than Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo – Kaka

Kaka has stressed he was a better player in his prime than Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. The Brazilian midfielder beat the illustrious duo to the Ballon d’Or and Fifa World Player of the Year awards in 2007 after an impressive season with AC Milan and he remains proud that he outdid both Messi and former team-mate Ronaldo. “I won the Ballon d’Or and World Player of Year against Cristiano and Messi,” Kaka told The Daily Mail. “They win it every year now, but I…

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