Super Eagles skipper Mikel John Obi today completed his move from Chelsea to Tianjin TEDA and admitted he had to leave Stamford Bridge for a new challenge. Football Sierra Leone understands that the Nigeria international has signed a three-year contract with Tianjin in the Chinese Super League. The 29-year-old deal we understand worth around £140,000-a-week.
The Algerian-born Pictured Riyad Mahrez is the CAF player of the year Algerian international and Leicester City forward born Riyad Mahrez was named the Confederation of African Football’s player of the year on Thursday night. The 25-year-old Algerian beat Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane for the honour after helping Leicester secure
New Cameroon coach Hugo Broos is confident Liverpool defender Joel Matip will be arriving in camp by Tuesday. Joel Matip is one of eight Cameroon players who do not want to play at the Africa Cup of Nations. Matip pulled out of contention for the tournament this month, saying he wanted to “concentrate on Liverpool,”
Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and China-based striker Malick Evouna head Gabon’s Africa Cup of Nations squad unveiled Tuesday by the hosts’ manager Jose Antonio Camacho. Gabon’s attack will be spearheaded by African Footballer of the year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is one of 15 players retained from the last Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea two
Manchester City climbed to second place in the Premier League with a workmanlike victory over bottom side Hull City at the KCOM stadium. Pep Guardiola’s visitors were far from their free-flowing best en route to their 12th win of the season, but were nevertheless good value for a win that keeps them seven points behind
The Ivorian International Jonathan Kodjia (Pictured) scored the decisive goal to down QPR 1-0 at Loftus Road Stadium. The Elephants striker eighth goal of the season was enough to hand Aston Villa a deserved 1-0 win at QPR. The lively striker, who squandered a golden opportunity to give Steve Bruce’s side the lead at Loftus
Algeria and Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez has won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award. Mahrez, 25, who joined Leicester from Le Havre in 2014 beating off competition from Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, West Ham frontman Andre Ayew, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to claim the prize.
The Nigerian Super Falcons have emerged champions of Africa again after beating Cameroon 1-0 in the finals of the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations on Saturday. In front of Cameroon president Paul Biya, the Cameroonians were aiming to win their first title and also avenge their 2014 defeat by Nigeria, but Desire Oparanozie only
Ghana finished third in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations after beating South Africa in the third-place match on Friday at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. Defender Linda Eshun put the Ghanaians ahead with the only goal just after the break to ensure the Black Queens went home with some pride, after yet again
Wilfried Zaha has decided to play international football for Ivory Coast after failing to add to the two England caps he won in friendlies. The announcement comes ahead of the African Cup of Nations, which is being played in the middle of the Premier League season in January. The 24-year-old Crystal Palace winger was an