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December 27, 2014 5:49 PM Papiss Cisse set to be ruled out until February after Everton match

As expected, Papiss Cisse has been named in Senegal’s provisional squad for the African Cup of Nations finals beginning 17 January. Alain Giresse named a 28 man squad and they begin their training camp in Dakar on January 2, throwing into doubt Papiss Cisse’s involvement in the Newcastle match with Burnley on New Year’s Day, with the cup-tie at Leicester 1

December 27, 2014 3:48 PM What 2015 might hold for Nigerian football

ADEGBOYE Onigbinde was the first indigenous coach to occupy the position as manager/coach of the senior national team, the then Green Eagles, in 1983. He was relatively unknown then, but the leadership of the Nigeria Football Association decided to give Onigbinde the chance as a way of experimenting with a full time indigenous coach. As at the time of his appointment 4

December 27, 2014 3:37 PM Injury doubt: New Black Star Kwesi Appiah suffers injury

Injury doubtNew Black Star Kwesi Appiah suffers injury Cambridge United striker Kwesi Appiah is an injury doubt ahead of his side's trip to Stevenage on Sunday with a thigh problem. The 24-year-old came off with a knock after half time in their 1-0 defeat at home to Southend on boxing day. Appiah will face a late fitness test to determine if he would

December 27, 2014 2:29 PM Derek Boateng hopes for better 2015 after lackluster year

Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng hopes for an improved 2015 campaign after ‘struggling’ this Year. The Eibar player could not meet his expectations after reviewing his performance. Boateng, 31, played only seven competitive matches in 2014 after terminating his contract with English side Fulham to sign for Rayo Vallecano. Just after a month, the former 1

December 27, 2014 2:02 PM Hammers Stat Attack - Arsenal (h)

After the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, on Boxing Day, West Ham United will be looking to get back to winning ways when Arsenal visit us this Sunday. 1 - West Ham`s recent record against Arsenal isn`t much to shout about, in the last 8 meetings between the two sides in all competitions Arsenal have won all 8. 2 - Unfortunately, West Ham appear to leak goals 1

December 27, 2014 11:01 AM Jose Mourinho cancels training after Chelsea players start 'crying'

Chelsea's players were due at Cobham for a double training session on Saturday but, after some 'crying' from his charges, Jose Mourinho decided to reduce the workload ahead of the encounter with Southampton. The Premier League leaders began their festive schedule with a convincing 2-0 victory over West Ham on Boxing Day, allowing them to maintain a three-point 3

December 27, 2014 11:01 AM 6 talking points from the Boxing Day games

Christmas is a time for tradition, so it seems right that on Boxing Day the big teams won in the Premier League, the smaller teams lost and everything was in its proper place. Diego Costa struck once again for Chelsea to effectively kill off West Ham’s resistance, and he hasn’t racked up his 13 league goals by luck. The Blues’ Brazil-born hitman 1

December 27, 2014 10:12 AM Simba’s Magnificent form could not yield results

Striker Atupele Green scored the lone goal of the match in the first half of the eighth round of the league, which resumed yesterday after almost two months break. Simba, who looked a rejuvenated force after reshuffling their squad during the mini-transfer window failed to spark yesterday and struggled in the first half, giving the visitors an upper 1

December 27, 2014 4:17 AM I never said Ghana's AFCON squad is not the best - Maxwell Konadu

Stars Maxwell Konadu has issued a bigoted statement after he was alleged to have tagged Ghana’s 31-man squad as not being the best selected for the tournament in Equatorial Guinea. The former Asante Kotoko head coach was alleged to have issued a statement indicating the 31 selected were not all the best players Ghana could produce for next month’s competition 1

December 26, 2014 11:00 PM Premier League: Bojan's first-half penalty enough to lift Stoke above Everton

Last Updated: 26/12/14 8:06pm Stoke City leapfrogged Everton in the Premier League table after grinding out a 1-0 win at Goodison Park on Boxing Day. The visitors took the lead in the 38th minute of the Premier League contest when referee Lee Mason adjudged James McCarthy to have fouled Bojan, and the Spanish forward slotted in the resulting spot-kick 4