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VIDEO: Watch Didier Drogba’s Amazing Back Heel Goal For Galatasaray

Drogba scored in Gala's 6-0 victory

Drogba scored in Gala’s 6-0 victory

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba scored an astonishing back heel to help Galatasaray record an emphatic 6-0 victory over Bursaspor.

His compatriot Emmanuel Eboue was also on target for the Turkish giants.

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Video: Watch USA’s Training Facilities In Brazil For June’s World Cup

USA toured Brazil earlier this month

USA toured Brazil ahead of the World Cup in June

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann led his USA team to Brazil to have a pre tournament tour of the South American nation ahead of June’s World Cup and to inspect their training facilities at their Sao Paolo base.

USA will face Ghana in their first group match of the tournament and subsequently play Portugal and Germany

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VIDEO: Watch Uganda Coach Mubiru’s Arrest Over Gay Sex With Players

 

Coach Chris Mubiru has been nabbed for sodominsing players


Watch video of ex-Uganda national team coach Chris Mubiru being arrested in Kampala for allegedly having anal sex or gay sex with young players.

He was detained at Katwe Police Station in Kampala for allegedly sodomizing one of his team players last year.

The tabloid Red Pepper last year published pictures of Mubiru along with the caption ‘Smoked out! Uganda cranes boss nabbed sodomising players – Shocking pictures inside.’

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Video: Gabonese “Neymar” Aubemeyang’s Hat Trick On His Debut For Borussia Dortmund

Neymar look-alike Aubameyang

Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a dream Bundesliga debut on Saturday, scoring a hat-trick to steer last season’s runners-up, Borussia Dortmund, to a 4-0 win at Augsburg in their first league match of the season.

The Gabon international Aubameyang, who joined from Saint-Etienne for a reported €13m in July, put the visitors ahead with a diving header in the 24th minute and slotted home from the left midway through the second half. The 24-year-old completed his remarkable debut by picking up a superb Robert Lewandowski pass to round Augsburg goalkeeper Mohamed Amsif 11 minutes from time.

“That was a super start for me,” a smiling Aubameyang said. “The intensity in the league here is much higher than in France. Our aim is to work hard and see what is possible in this season.”

Lewandowski, who had wanted to move to Bayern Munich but saw the transfer blocked by his club, got on to the scoresheet with an 86th-minute penalty.

“I told my players it would be tough and there are not many teams who will win 4-0 here,” Dortmund’s coach, Jürgen Klopp, said. “We scored some great goals and finished off the game.”

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Video: Chelsea youngster Makanjuola joins Nigeria U17 trials ahead of World Cup

Chelsea youngster Habib Makanjuola is delighted to have had trials with Nigeria's U17 team as they prepare to take part in the U17 World Cup in October in the UAE.

Habib Makanjuola

Chelsea youngster Habib Makanjuola is delighted to have had trials with Nigeria’s U17 team as they prepare to take part in the U17 World Cup in October in the UAE.

The 14-year-old was part of the Golden Eaglets screening exercise that ended on Friday in Abuja.

Makanjuola, a former National Under-13 player, hails from Ifon in Osun State and has reportedly won several personal awards in domestic and international competitions before his breakthrough at Chelsea.

Many youngsters including Oviemuno Ejaria who is attached with Arsenal and US-based Abuchi Obinwa have been impressive during the trials but coach Manu Garba reckons that players would be picked eventually based on merit, adding that Makanjuola has something to offer.

“I’m a Nigerian boy through and through and the only country I want to play for is Nigeria,” said the 14-year-old boy.

“I’m delighted to be here to show what I can do but I can see that there are also many good players here.

“But I’m determined to do the best I can to be part of the Golden Eaglets to the World Cup in the United Arab Emirates,” he affirmed.

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Source: Nigeriasoccernet.com

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Video: Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike scores in Spartak’s win

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike scored as nine-time champions Spartak Moscow went top of the Russian Premier League on Sunday following a confident 2-0 win at Ural Yekaterinburg.

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike scored as nine-time champions Spartak Moscow went top of the Russian Premier League on Sunday following a confident 2-0 win at Ural Yekaterinburg.

Spartak have a maximum six points from two matches, two ahead of a group of six clubs, who share second spot.

After a goalless first half in Yekaterinburg, Ireland international Aiden McGeady gave Spartak a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute when he converted Sergei Parshivlyuk’s neat cross.

Second-half substitute Nigerian forward Emmanuel Emenike added a second in the last minute pouncing on a rebound after McGeady’s shot bounced back off the woodwork to secure the visitors a well-deserved win.

“It was a hard match. Ural learned from their previous match against CSKA and concentrated well in defence,” Spartak coach Valery Karpin said.

“We tried to battle through their defence really hard but couldn’t find any weaknesses in the first half. Luckily, we scored just after the break. In the scrappy football that followed, we were the better side and scored the second goal that decided the match.”

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Source: Nigeriasoccernet.com

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Minos Nania beat giants Kotoko in Ghana FA Cup final

Minos Nania beat giants Kotoko in Ghana FA Cup final

Abedi Pele and players celebrating FA Cup triumph

Nania FC made history by becoming the first team outside the top-flight to win the MTN Ghana FA Cup when beating holders Asante Kotoko 1-0 after extra-time on Sunday.

The Accra-based side, owned and coached by legend Abedi Pele, won the final thanks to a goal scored by substitute Evan Omani.
Omani was teed up inside Kotoko’s box and the forward back-heeled to beat hapless goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye who was stuck on his line in the 105th minute.

Nania recovered from a poor first half extra-time to sting the eight-time winners of the FA Cup to bring more glory to their club owner who led the side on the pitch.

The club will receive 20,000 Ghana cedis (US$ 13,333) prize money and a ticket to play in next year’s Caf Confederation Cup.

The first half ended with Nania FC dominating proceedings with a replica of a Barcelona-style of football but lacked the finishing power.

Kotoko were quiet but had they had moreopportunities and they could have opened the scoring with experienced duo of Ahmed Toure and Alex Asamoah upfront with several chances.

In stoppage time of the first 45 minutes, Nania midfielder Prince Baffooe’s shot slipped through the hands of goalkeeper Soulama but the resultant corner-kick was wasted.

Earlier in the 21st minute, Kotoko striker Toure accelerated on the break controlled in the area and laid a pass to the on-rushing Boateng but the latter shot wide disappointingly.

The script was the same in the second half with Nania winning the plaudits but failing to finish off a lacklustre Kotoko side. The highlights only came in time added on.

First, a lovely header on goal by Nania FC’s Babamu Yussif was saved by goalie Soulama who stretched to keep the scoreline still barren.

On 94 minutes, Nania goalkeeper Michael Osai was forced to make a double save inside the box. He failed to clutch Frank Boateng’s powerful shot from 20-yards to his chest fell to Nathaniel Asamoah whose shot was saved again.

Then came the substitute Omani who scored with a beautiful goal to seal the historic victory to keep Abedi Pele firmly in ther historic books of Ghana football.

The FA Cup was revived this season after a ten-year break and was sponsored by telecommunication giants MTN.

Kotoko won the last edition in 2001 beating city-rivals King Faisal 1-0 at the same venue.

Asante Kotoko: Soulama Abdoulaye, Mohammed Sabato, Anokye Prince, Kuffour John, Mohammed Awal, Akuffo Michael, Boateng Frank, Adjei Daniel Nii, Mohammed Fatau, Toure Ahmed, Asamoah Alex/Nathaniel Asamoah.

Subs: Ohene Brenya Henry, Asamoah Nathaniel, Oduro Stephen, David Offei, Gershon Akuffo, Haruna Ganiyu, Isaac Amoako.

Coach: Bogdan Korack

Nania FC: Sai Michael, Kwao Ebenezer/Richmond Nketiah, Tetteh Joseph, Abankwa Abraziz, Lartey Lawrence, Owusu Akwasi, Osei Ebenezer/Evans Omah, Baffoe Prince, Salifu Nuhu/Yakubu Musah, Amewu David, Babamu Yusif.

Subs: Mensah Baba, Nketia Richmond, Alorzuke Israel, Salifu Mohammed.

Coach: Abedi Pele Ayew

Source: MTNFootball.com

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Arsenal seal capture of Ivorian Gervinho

Arsenal seal capture of Ivorian Gervinho

Ivorian striker Gervinho

Arsenal have finally confirmed the signing of Ivory Coast forward Gervinho.

The 24-year-old scored 15 goals to help Lille win the French league and Cup double last season.

The Gunners are currently on a pre-season tour of the far East and manager Arsene Wenger said: “Gervinho has joined. He had a medical on Thursday.

“We sent him home for a couple of days because he has a family and children. He did not come [on tour] because he has not had a [training] session yet.”

Gervinho, who captained Ivory Coast at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, recently told France Football magazine: “I chose Arsenal because it’s a young group within which I will be able to integrate easily.

“I had no hesitation. None. But in a transfer there’s always a period of analysis and negotiations.

“All sides had to be satisfied so that things could develop smoothly. I’m going there to play, not to be on the bench. Arsenal love the game and I love teams that love the game.

“The Premier League is a notch above. It’s maybe the best league in the world. I want to live that sensation.”

Paris St Germain have also enquired about Gervinho but Lille general manager Frederic Paquet did not want to “strengthen a competitor” by selling to a domestic rival.

Paquet went on to describe 20-year-old Belgian winger Eden Hazard, who is also thought to be an Arsenal target, as “untransferable”.

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Eto’o pledges future to Inter Milan

Eto'o pledges future to Inter Milan

Samuel Eto'o

Striker Samuel Eto’o has committed his future to Inter Milan, killing speculations of a possible move to Manchester City in the process.

The Cameroon international hinted last month that he would like to test himself in the English Premier League but the now insists he intends to stay in Italy.

“The newspapers say I’m leaving Inter? I spoke with president Moratti right after the Copa Italia we won against Palermo and when the president speaks, I can only say yes,” the former Barcelona star told Inter Channel.

Eto’o, 30, was linked with a move away from Inter after a disappointing season in which the club replaced manager Rafa Benitez with Leonardo and failed to defend their Serie A and Champions League titles.

However, the Inter star joined his team-mates for pre-season training this weekend and spoke of his excitement for the coming campaign under new coach Gian Piero Gasperini after a good work out.

“It went pretty well. It was quite hot, but never as bad as in Milan right now. I am in good shape and we have the right atmosphere to start a difficult season,” Eto’o said.

“We are all really eager to repay the enthusiasm of the fans by winning on the pitch.”

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Ghana pips Nigeria to All African Games ticket

Ghana pips Nigeria to All African Games ticket

Ghana players celebrate second goal by Richard Mpong

Ghana beat Nigeria 2-0 on Sunday to qualify for the All Africa Games on the away goals rule.

Goals from midfielders Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Richard Mpong ensured the victory for the Black Meteors against their arch-rivals at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Ghana coach Akwesi Appiah named a totally unrecognizable squad for the game after losing several players to their European sides who are on pre-season.

But his squad, dominated by home-based players, managed to produce the desired result that dispatch the Dream Team.

Ghana FA officials pleaded with Udinese to release midfielder Agyemang-Badu and their effort brought the desired result as the ‘Bone Crusher’ produced a man-of-the-match performance.

The enforcer, who was released just two days before the game by Udinese, put the home side in the lead after firing in the free-kick.

Ghana could have been 3-0 before the half-time but striker Dominic Adiyiah failed to convert two glorious chances with one-on-one situations with the Nigerian keeper Theophilus Afelokhai.

Some resolute defending by Emmanuel Anyanwu and Amoda Usman also prevented Mpong and Sadick Adams from scoring in the half totally dominated by the Ghanaians.

There were some few anxious moments Nigeria playmaker Nnamdi Oduamadi caused the Ghanaian defence but Masawudu Alhassan and Edward Kpodo proved equal to the task.

Kpodo also ensured that the few passes dangerous striker Emmanuel Igiebor had, were not utilized, which highlighted Nigeria’s frailties.

Nigeria put some urgency into their game after the break but when Adiyiah burst on the left and set up Mpong, the diminutive striker did not miss from eight yards out as he shot to give the Ghanaians the 2-0 cushion.

The Dream Team’s misery was compounded by injury to Oduamadi which gave the Ghanaian defenders the chance to move forward to create chances.

But Nigeria failed to punish them on the break which ensured that the Black Meteors’ qualification to the competition in Maputo.

Squad:

Ghana line-up: Daniel Agyei, Samuel Inkoom, Masawudu Alhassan, Edward Kpodo, Adams Ahmed, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu, Isaac Cofie, Latif Salifu, Richard Mpong, Saddick Adams, Dominic Adiyiah.

Nigeria line-up: Theophilus Afelokhai-Anyanwu Emmanuel, Lawal Raheem, Amoda Usman, Igiebor Emmanuel-Ekigho Ehiosou, Eneji Otekpa, Suswam Peter Terna, Otubanjo Ussif- Udoh Kingsley, Nnamdi Oduamadu.

Ghana line-up: Daniel Agyei, Samuel Inkoom, Masawudu Alhassan, Edward Kpodo, Adams Ahmed, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu, Isaac Cofie, Latif Salifu, Richard Mpong, Saddick Adams, Dominic Adiyiah.

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