Penn Orji is far removed from the big, bustling muscle mass that makes African footballers such sought after properties in Indian football since Chima Okorie exploded in the mid-80s.
England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement from international soccer today. The FA said the central defender had informed England coach Roy Hodgson of his decision.
Manchester City assistant manager David Platt has left the club just a day after Roberto Mancini was sacked, the English Premier League side announced.
Wigan became the first team to be relegated and win the FA Cup in the same season as a 4-1 loss at Arsenal ended an eight-year stay in the Premier League on Tuesday.
The premature end to Chelsea's Champions League defence had threatened to leave a cloud over their entire campaign. Roberto Di Matteo's dismissal as manager created a negative atmosphere that only got worse when the unpopular Rafael Benitez was appointed as his interim successor, but now, salvation is in sight.
Manuel Pellegrini remained the odds-on favourite on Tuesday to become the new manager of Manchester City after Roberto Mancini was sacked a year to the day since he brought the Premier League trophy to Eastlands.
Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has hit out at racist Fenerbahce fans who bombarded him and fellow Ivorian Emmanuel Eboue with monkey chants during the two sides' meeting last weekend.
After ending Manchester City's long wait for silverware and tipping English football's balance of power to the blue half of the city, Roberto Mancini established the perfect platform to dominate the Premier League - and perhaps Europe - for years to come.
Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City on Monday, a year after leading the club out of the shadow of Manchester United and to their first English league title since 1968.
Roberto Mancini won the hearts of Manchester City fans with the trophies, sense of humour and immaculately knotted scarf but the often harsh management style of the sacked Italian may not be missed by some of the players.
A week of worldwide acclaim for Alex Ferguson and his 26 years in charge of Manchester United patently failed to get the message through to Manchester City's trigger-happy owners that stability is the key to sustained footballing success.
After a turbulent season, history beckons for Chelsea in tomorrow's Europa League final in Amsterdam, where they will meet a Benfica team reeling from a devastating domestic defeat by arch rivals Porto.
Manchester City fired manager Roberto Mancini on Monday, exactly one year after he delivered the club's first English league title in 44 years. The Italian coach was ditched just as players from rival Manchester United were being cheered through the streets.
Not even an injury to Lionel Messi in the 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid could dampen Barcelona's celebrations at winning its 22nd Spanish league title. Messi started his first match in six rounds, but he left the field in the 68th minute with Barcelona trailing 1-0.
Alex Ferguson bowed out in triumph following his last Old Trafford match as Manchester United manager only to leave successor David Moyes with the familiar problem of what to do with striker Wayne Rooney.