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Wenger, who spoke shortly after his side’s progression to the knock out stage of the Champions League on Wednesday, opined that Di Matteo should have been given more time

Manchester City are out of the Champions League at the group stage for the second successive season after they were held to a draw by Real Madrid at the Etihad just as Arsenal moved to the next stage after a convincing win at the Emirates over Montpellier

Maigari, a member of the Confederation of African Football Organising Committee for the African Nations Championship, said the action of the Malian FA is inimical to the overall development of football on the continent, adding that the NFF would follow the protest against the eligibility of such clearly over-aged players in a cadet competition to a conclusive end.

The finalists for the U-20 tournament, to be played in Algeria from March 16 to 30, 2013, are already known while the U-17 qualifiers end in the first week of December

Former Super Eagles Coach, Clemence Westerhof, and FIFA Agent, Harald Wilhelm of International Top Sports Management, Holland, have both been hunting for exceptional players in the state for over a week now, from which 24 exceptional players will be selected and trained by Westerhof for playing tour abroad

Nigerian born striker, Osaze Odenwengie, was the hero of the day as West Brom defeated Chelsea 2-1 while Arsenal won the North London derby by five goals to two

The scenes at the U. J. Esuene stadium actually was turned to a carnival of some sort as the Golden Eaglets unfurled three big banners with different messages in appreciation of the state government’s support to the team

Documents passed to Fifa by The Sunday Times show the Qatar bid team offered the cash to Samson Adamu, 26, the son of Amos Adamu, the Fifa executive committee (exco) member. The money was to fund a dinner and workshop on the eve of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, though it cost only a fraction of the sum offered

The Executive Secretary of the league’s management board, Tunji Babalola, in a statement, explained that the postponement was in compliance with the directive from the Nigeria Football Federation, the nation’s apex football ruling body

The draw prevented Chelsea from climbing back into second place as they recorded their third league game without a win to lie three points behind Manchester United

Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, said on Sunday that the trio had different reasons for not being part of the game, but that should not bring fears to Nigerians as capable replacements have already been named for the encounter