Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or for a fourth time on Monday night, beating Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to world football’s top individual prize for 2016, Soccernet reports. Ronaldo, who previously won the award in 2008, and in 2013 and 2014 when it was officially the FIFA Ballon d’Or,

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Nigerian stars Kelechi Iheanacho (Most Promising player of the Year), Alex Iwobi (Youth Player of the Year), Oghenekaro Etebo (Most Promising player of the Year) and Asisat Oshoala (Women Player of the Year) on Sunday made the top five nominees in different categories for the 2016 Glo-CAF Awards, at an event in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday. Super

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The protesting Super Falcons players have insisted on being paid their bonuses and allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation. The senior women’s national team have been protesting against the non-payment of their entitlements after winning the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon. They have refused to leave the Agura Hotel,

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United States-based forward Francisca Ordega has regretted playing for the Super Falcons, saying she would have opted for another country because of a lack of support for women’s football in Nigeria, AfricanFootball.com reports. Ordega won her third African Women’s Cup of Nations title in Cameroon on Saturday, but she said the neglect of

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Walter Mazzarri, coach of Watford, has ruled out a move for Nigeria international John Obi Mikel in the January transfer window. Ighalo had urged the Hornets to make a move for Mikel after he fell out of favour with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Speaking to reporters ahead of today’s meeting with Everton in the Premier League, Mazzarri made it

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Novak Djokovic failed to train hard enough and will not regain the top world ranking unless he “puts in the hours”, former coach Boris Becker says, after the pair split, AFP reports. Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slam titles – six under Becker – but on Tuesday the Serb confirmed rumours that he and the German legend had parted ways after three

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Atletico Madrid can make club history at Bayern Munich on Tuesday as the Spaniards look for a record sixth group stage win with both teams through to the last 16, AFP reports. Diego Simeone’s team arrive in Munich as the only side with a 100 per cent record in Europe after five wins from five. The Group D leaders are six points clear of

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