Luis Enrique Insists Lionel Messi Remains Barcelona’s First Penalty Taker

Lionel Messi has the backing of manager Luis Enrique despite his developing infamy as inconsistent from the penalty spot. Messi had missed a chance to put Barcelona 2 goals ahead against Manchester City in their UEFA Champions League clash, but had his spot kick well saved by Joe Hart.

Nigeria And England In Tug Of War Over Jordan Ibe

  The Nigerian Football Federation have vowed to convince 19-year-old Liverpool midfielder, Jordan Ibe, to play for the Super Eagles. Jordan Ibe, who has a choice of playing for either England or Nigeria due to his dual citizenship, is yet to make a choice.

Carlo Ancelotti Hails Cristiano Ronaldo’s Return To Goalscoring

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his delight over Cristiano Ronaldo ending his scoring drought against Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo, who had not scored in 3 games, scored the first to put the Spanish giants ahead, and later provided an assist for left-back Marcelo to

David Beckham Endorses Luis Figo Ahead FIFA Elections

Luis Figo‘s bid for FIFA presidency has gotten the support of his former Real Madrid teammate, David Beckham. Figo is up against current president Sepp Blatter, as well as FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Dutch football association chairman Michael van Praag.

Frank Lampard Excited About Toure’s Return & Bony’s Arrival

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard that the return of Ivory Coast duo Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony will be a huge boost to the club’s title chase. City won 1 out of 6 matches while Toure was at the African Nations Cup, including a humiliating loss at home to Middlesbrough in

Ideye, West Brom Crush West Ham To Reach FA Cup Quarterfinals

Nigeria’s Brown Ideye was the hero of the day as West Brom produced a scintillating performance to blow past West Ham in their FA Cup 4th round fixture. Ideye scored two goals for the Baggies, and goals from James Morrison and Saido Berahino completed a 4-0 rout.

EPL: Andy Carroll Out For Season With Knee Injury

West Ham have been dealt a bitter blow with news that striker Andy Carroll will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Carroll suffered the injury during Wednesday’s draw at Southampton, and is set to have surgery on it next week.

Eden Hazard Signs New 5-Year Deal With Chelsea

Eden Hazard has committed his long-term future to Chelsea, signing a new 5-year contract. The new deal ends speculation about his future, and the star Belgian will now remain at Stamford Bridge till 2020.

AFCON 2015: Ivory Coast Coach Confident Of Final Win

The head coach of Ivory Coast, Herve Renard has revealed he is confident of his side’s ability to overcome Ghana in tomorrow’s AFCON final. “Today I’m feeling every day the same way and same team spirit that we had with Zambia in 2012.