Player’s wife Dismisses Husband After Match Gaffe

The wife of a Chinese player gave her husband a red card Wednesday for playing away, claiming that spending too much time with his mistress led to his embarrassing gaffe in a crucial World Cup qualifier. Jiang Zhipeng, a Guangzhou R&F club left-back, had a disastrous performance in Tehran against Iran Tuesday, where his header……

Why I Thanked My Wife And Girlfriend During Interview – Footballer Reveals

A Ghanaian footballer, Mohammed Anas, who caused a major controversy online some weeks ago after mistakenly thanking his wife and girlfriend following a match has revealed what he meant during the interview. The footballer who plays for South African side, Free State Stars was recorded during a post match interview to have said: I appreciate……

Nigerian Female Footballer Dazzles In New Stunning Photos

Nigerian female footballer, Ebi Onome has released some dazzling photos to mark her remarkable recovery from a hand fracture. The footballer’s career was threatened by a hand fracture sustained in the last minutes of the final game against the Lioness of Cameroun in December, 2016. Ebi who has since then taken time off to heal……

Nigerian Footballer Slumps, Dies During Football Match

A Nigerian footballer and former Enugu Rangers star, Henry Obiekwu has been reported dead. The Nigerian footballer was reported to have slumped and died after he had complained of severe chest pain while playing a friendly match in Enugu on Monday. The Nigerian footballer’s demise was confirmed by his brother and former Super Eagles defender,……

Nigerian Footballer, Odion Ighalo Joins Mikel Obi In China

Nigerian Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has made a confirmed move to the Chinese side joining the likes of Mikel Obi who recently made a move from the Premier League side, Chelsea FC to the Chinese Super League. The Nigerian striker whom West Brom had signified interest in but puled out based on the demands……

Yaya Toure Fined $68,000 For DUI

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure admitted on Tuesday to being over the legal limit following a drink-driving conviction. The  footballer, who is a teetotaler,  said he has no explanation for the reading as  he does not consume alcohol because of his religious beliefs. Toure was arrested in London on Nov. 28 and was given an 18-month…

Shooting Stars: Nigeria Soccer League Lost a Player

Shooting Stars player shot dead in Bayelsa. Shooting Stars of Ibadan has announced the death of defender Izu Joseph who was apparently killed by  a stray bullet at a market in his hometown of Okaki, Bayelsa State. His dad reported that his son was shot twice despite the fact that he presented his Identity Card…

Obituary: Kanu ‘Papilo’ Nwakwo’s Mother is Dead

Nigerian football legend and former Arsenal forward, Kanu Nwankwo, popularly called ‘papilo’, has lost his mother. Kanu Nwakwo as NTA StarTimes Network Brand Ambassador in October, 2015 Kanu Nwakwo who is also a Brand Ambassador to our NTA StarTimes Network announced the demise of his mother through Papilonews.com, matriarch of the Nwankwo family, died on…

Egyptian club sack HIV positive footballer

Egyptian club Al Ittihad have terminated the contract of Cameroonian striker Samuel Nlend just four days after signing him from Union Douala after he tested positive for HIV, according to reports from KingFut.com. “Despite announcing the signing, the 21-year-old’s blood test results came out positive for HIV, which in turn made the club terminate his…

I did not deceive anyone by reversing my retirement decision – Messi

Argentine playmaker, Lionel Messi has insisted that he “did not deceive anybody” after reversing his decision to call it quit with the national team. Messi made his first appearance for Argentina yesterday scoring the only goal in a win against Uruguay. The five time world footballer of the year surprised many footballing lovers when he…

6 Nigerian Football Players Who Will Be More Successful In Other Careers

Nigeria is blessed with abundance of football talents, a trend which is certainly going to continue for many generations. The rich nature of talents has made it possible for players to rank in other fields. A survey by CIES Football Observatory in 2015, ranked the country as the fifth highest exporter of football talents in…