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Yaya Toure reacts angrily to CAF player of the year award snub

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure isn’t happy about failing to win the player of the year award from the Confederation of African Football. The Ivorian came in second to Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who’s the first from Gabon to take the award. In the Africa Cup of Nations, Toure was Ivory Coast captain when Read More

TFC to play first 8 MLS matches away from home

Toronto FC will be doing a lot of travelling at the start of this MLS season. Renovations at BMO Field will force them to play their first 8 games on the road, starting March 6 when they face the New York Red Bulls. TFC will return home on May 7 to host FC Dallas. (Image Read More

Suarez to miss next two Copa del Rey games for alleged threats

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is banned for two matches, after a scuffle in his side’s Copa del Rey match against Espanyol. The Uruguayan is accused of threatening opposing players in the tunnel after the match, calling them “a waste of space”. Suarez’ ban will only apply within the Copa del Rey tournament. Barcelona, who won Read More

Drogba shuns reports of retirement at Impact

Didier Drogba is denying rumours that he’s on his way to retirement. Reports from the French magazine L’Équipe said the 37-year-old Ivorian told the Montreal Impact he’s leaving them to join the coaching staff at his former club Chelsea. But the Impact says that discussion never happened, and Drogba himself says he’s still in talks Read More

Nigerian soccer official shot dead by robbers at home

A Nigerian soccer official has been shot dead in a home robbery. Ibrahim Abubakar was approached by armed robbers inside his Abuja home before being killed. The 43-year-old Abubakar was the head of protocol for the Nigeria Football Federation, and is survived by his wife and three children. The Nigerian national team was in Pretoria Read More

FIFA considers nine-year ban for Valcke

FIFA is recommending a nine-year ban from soccer activity for former secretary general Jerome Valcke. In October the Frenchman was provisionally suspended for 90 days over claims that he was planning to profit from World Cup ticket sales. Valcke is also dealing with bribery allegations, but has denied any wrongdoing. The proposed nine-year ban would Read More

Hiddink sees first EPL win for Chelsea, as Spurs draw at Everton

On Sunday, Chelsea secured their first English Premier League victory under manager Guus Hiddink, as they defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 inside Selhurst Park; and at Goodison Park, Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 1-1 draw with Everton. (Image source: BBC)

Zinedine Zidane named new boss at former club Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane will become the first French manager at Real Madrid, replaced Rafael Benitez, who’s been fired after only seven months in charge. Zidane was promoted after coaching the club’s ‘B’ team. The Frenchman was himself a former Real player, and was long considered a future boss at the Bernabeu, and now here he is, Read More

Bolt, Serena honoured by International Sports Press Association

Jamaican sprinting champion Usain Bolt was named the Best Male Athlete of 2015 by the International Sports Press Association. This is the fifth time Bolt received the award, and he came up in front of other contenders, like Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and soccer maestro Lionel Messi of Argentina. The women’s award went to Read More

ESPN shows interest in hosting FIFA presidential debate

FIFA’s presidential hopefuls have reportedly been invited to a debate on live TV. says ESPN wants to host all five candidates at the event in London on January 29. At least one candidate is interested; Jerome Champagne has expressed his agreement to join in ahead of the FIFA presidential vote on February 26. (Image Read More

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