Zahoui takes Niger reins

Zahoui takes Niger reins

Francois Zahoui, who took the Ivory Coast to the African Nations Cup final three years ago, has been appointed as head coach of Niger, the west African country’s football federation said on Wednesday.

Elections, barking dogs and seat of the pants boxing

Elections, barking dogs and seat of the pants boxing
Tunde Coker says Sepp Blatter, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea and Floyd Mayweather all have something in common. Winning in the least exciting way possible.

MLS ready to make Drogba offer

MLS ready to make Drogba offer
Didier Drogba is expected to receive an offer to follow Frank Lampard to America if Chelsea do not offer him an extension to his playing contract.

Where are our damned statistics?

Where are our damned statistics?
In a world where football statistics are poured over in the smallest of details, the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) is fast becoming stuck in the slow lane. Mudashiru Shittu puts the case for breaking through the information impasse.

Amadu departure raises questions in House of Lies

Amadu departure raises questions in House of Lies
They call the head office of the Nigeria Football Federation the Glass House. It might be more appropriate to call it House of Lies after the hit US tv series.

Juve look to extend Serie A lead

Juve look to extend Serie A lead
Roma's Serie A title hopes come under the spotlight when Rudi Garcia's men visit struggling Verona on Sunday with a likely 10-point deficit to leaders and champions Juventus.

So many reasons not to think Keshi

So many reasons not to think Keshi
Burkina Faso could do Nigeria a big favour over the coming weeks by appointing Stephen Keshi as the replacement for Paul Put.

I don't want a Ghana Ivory Coast final

I don't want a Ghana Ivory Coast final
It's a year since Luis Aragones, the architect of the greatest period in Spanish football, died. One of his more memorable sayings was "You don't play finals, you win them."

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