German side Borussia Dortmund had their team bus attacked as they set out to play Monaco in the Champions League.


A player Marc Bartra and a policeman picked up injuries in the triple-blast incident. Initially, there were fears that it was a terror attack as early investigations saw notes that had a link to Islamic extremists. Eventually, there were not authentic.

New developments show that the attack could have been a fruit of greed. Federal prosecutors have arrested a German-Russia suspect Sergej W. who took out a big loan to bet against the shares of the club. German officials claim he bombed the bus and tried linking it with extremists just to make profit.

He was prosecuted in Baden-Wurttemberg near Tuebingen in South-West Germany. As at the time of filing this report, Police claim he acted alone as they have not seen any contrary evidence.

“We are working on the assumption that the suspect is responsible for the attack against the team bus of Borussia Dortmund,” a spokesperson Frauke Koehler said at a news conference after the arrest on Friday.Continue reading

World football apex body FIFA has announced the releasing of the Director of Women Football Tatjana Haenni. She held the post for 18 years but the organization decided to “restructure” things.


“In November last year, Sarai Bareman was appointed Chief Football Officer. She heads the newly created Women’s Football Division and reports directly to FIFA Deputy Secretary-General Zvonimir Boban and to FIFA management.

“The new department is currently being restructured and organized (also personnel). This is directly linked to the overall strategy for the development of women’s football,” a statement credited to officials of FIFA reads.

Haenni held the role whilst doubling as the president of a club in Switzerland FC Zurich. She confirmed “FIFA dismissed” her at the end of January but adds that the eighteen years were “interesting, motivating and fascinating.”Continue reading

Thomas Tuchel Dortmund’s manager has refuted claims of a training bust-up with striker Mario Gotze.


Reports in German media suggested a bust-up ensued between Tuchel and Gotze because of the player’s insipid performance during a passing drill.

Gotze, who returned to Borussia Dortmund after a disappointing stint with archrival Bayern Munich, has so far not scored a single Bundesliga goal since returning to the club. His poor performance this season has continued to fuel news of a fall-out with Tuchel who is unhappy with his performance.

Tuchel has however rubbished reports of a bust-up with Gotze, stating that he and his players only had a miss understanding. The coach speaking on the alleged bust up said:

“I was informed on Wednesday that I had a problem with Mario, which is simply not true. I said loudly after a [passing exercise], where ten players were involved, that I was not satisfied.”

The manager insisted that his outburst was based on the overall performance of all players during the drill and not with Gotze as reported.Continue reading

Looking at Bayern Munich’s rise to top German football, it is clear that it is the ultimate revenge mission for the club.


According to Uli Hesse’s book, “Bayern: Creating a Global Superclub,” they were not allowed into top flight football in Germany when it was set-up in 1963. After breaking through, the club has won the championship an impressive 25 out of 48 times.

The league started as a serious competition for Bayern and others, but the Bavarians have left the other teams wide apart as the years go by. The opposition have been changing from Bremen to Koln to Schalke to Monchengladbach to Hamburg SV and others. Bayer Levekusen deserve a mention as well for their effort but, like others, fell flat to the supremacy of Bayern Munich.

Borussia Dortmund stand as the only real opposition that can stop a fifth consecutive Bundesliga win this term under Coach Carlo Ancelotti. Dortmund are a side that have proved that efficient management of resources can bring success. They are truly the second place side in Germany local football, leaving Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen struggling for third place. Both sides look like the only teams that can break the ‘duopoly’ in Germany.
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Oliver Bierhoff provides his support to Jerome Boateng after racist remarks from German politician


The general manager of the German national team Oliver Bierhoff has provided his support to Jerome Boateng, who has been the subject of racist remarks from a German politician. Bierhoff has stated that Boateng has not been affected by the comments but insist that these kinds of statements should be condemned.

He said that Jerome Boateng is relaxed about these remarks, and he has not let himself been affected by them. However, Bierhoff believes that these unnecessary comments have hurt Boateng’s family, and this has definitely affected his private life.

The player who is currently with the German national side is preparing himself for the Euros. He will be having a final friendly match on Saturday before heading to France where they will be playing against Ukraine in their first match. Boateng will have preferred to avoid such unnecessary issues before an important tournament as the Euros and Bierhoff was keen to provide his support to his player.Continue reading

German team, Deinster SV used a digital form of ‘black face’ to protest against a racist attack on two Sudanese refugee players, drawing concerns to the issue.

The team posted the digitally-manipulated image its Facebook page’s header graphic, as well on its page’s wall with a message explaining the meaning behind it.


When the interpreted, the post explained that their friend and fellow players were “insulted and beaten” on racial grounds. It was capped off with #DividedWeFall and #UnitedWeStand.

“This is just sad! Violence against refugees is pathetic.

“Emad and Amar — you belong to us … and we are pleased that you are with us!”

The action drew a lot of commendation with many commenters congratulating the club for its “great response” against the “xenophobic attacks.” However, some social media users have pointed out the club had used a form of ‘black face’ as an offensive act in itself. The defiant response to an alleged racist attack on two of its players.

They wrote a message detailing the alleged attack alongside the post, outlining their support for the players who are Sudanese refugees. Emad was allegedly pushed to the ground and beaten as the men were subjected to verbal and physical abuse. The head coach, Soenke Kreibich, told the Jetzt website the reason behind the action.Continue reading

Germany are the current champions of the world of football as they won the latest edition of the World Cup which was back in 2014 and the German nation emerged victorious in a rather dominant fashion as they went through the group stages without suffering a single loss and only conceded 4 goals while managing to score 18 goals.

There is no doubt whatsoever that the German national side is the favorites of winning the upcoming tournaments including the 2016 Euro’s which is looming nearer and nearer.

As a way to prepare for the 2016 Euro’s, Germany has played a few friendly encounters against England and Italy. The team of Joachim managed to cruise past a 4-1 triumph over the Italian nation but they crumbled to a 2-3 when facing off with the English side.These 2 friendly matches that Germany recently played have helped Joachim Low to identify some of the weaknesses of his team.

“Against England, we lost our discipline and concentration, plus our conviction in the final phase. It was better against Italy, but there were still things we have to work on.”The fact we didn’t pull out all the stops is understandable, but when the teams plays well, then we have options.Nevertheless, there are a few areas such as our behavior in defence, our build-up play and our running patterns which we must improve on.” Germany’s Joachim Low said.Continue reading

Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was recently crowned as the African Player of the Year following an impressive run of form in 2015. This has led to rumours about a swift departure from Dortmund like several other top players before him.

Over the years, the club has been in a constant state of decline due to the loss of several top players like Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze on a consistent basis. Some of the few remaining top names at Dortmund includeTuchel and Marco Reus. Even these players are thought to be contemplating leaving Dortmund in order to win trophies.

German football saw the rise of Dortmund a few years ago when they were managed by Jurgen Klopp. Despite being on a limited budget, Klopp managed to make Dortmund into title winners. Their success over perennial winners Bayern Munich was not achieved in just one campaign, but for several years. It has only been since the Champions League final loss in 2013 that they have been in a decline. Despite rumours surrounding the future ofAubameyang, manager Thomas Tuchel claims that the player will not be leaving in January. The 26-year-old African has contributed an astonishing 38% of the goals scored by Dortmund this season.Continue reading